How to Ride in the Trees
Winter has finally hit the Alps so it’s time to get out there and ride!
Riding powder in the trees can be one of the most fun aspects of the backcountry, but there are a number of factors that are important to be aware of when venturing into the woods.
In this episode of How To XV, Xavier De Le Rue shares his tips for snowboarding in the trees and shows you how it can help develop fast reactions and improve your technique for bigger your adventures.
One of the epic tree lines featured in the video is in Nozawa Onsen, Japan - discover it with our interactive map below.
N.B. This is technically out of bounds, so be careful and you ride at your own risk.
Add adventures to your own blog or website
It’s easy to embed your own adventures and routes onto your website with FATMAP, just like the Japan line shown above.
Embedding FATMAP is exactly like any Youtube or Vimeo embed. Create or grab the snippet, drop it into your website and hit save. Simple.
For example, the snippet for embedded adventure above looks like this:
<iframe src="https://fatmap.com/30907/Other/freeride/routeid/41067" frameborder="" allowfullscreen="" width="100%" height="680">
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EXPLORE FURTHER AFIELD
To find the best backcountry tree lines you’ll need to get away from the crowds and this will probably involve some hiking.
In this extra HOW TO XV video, learn the best way to set up a brand new splitboard, including mounting your bindings, perfecting your angles to suit your stance and pimping your board with stickers.
What is ‘How To: XV’?
Snowboarding icon and FATMAP Ambassador, Xavier De Le Rue, has spent his life in the mountains. Along the way, he’s gained years of unique experience in everything from safety to navigation to fitness. The ‘How To: XV’ series aims to inform and inspire anyone who loves getting outdoors.
Catch up with all the episodes on the How To: XV Youtube channel.
Questions for Xav?
Throughout the series, we’ll be taking your questions on every ‘How To: XV’ episode. Send us your thoughts, comments and questions by leaving a comment below or by emailing us.
We’ll get back to you with answers from the man himself.
See you out there,
Jon and Team FATMAP