Volcom returns to Avoriaz for the third annual SPOT TO SPOT event
What a way to kick off the season!
Video recap just below, followed by the full story.
Photos by: David Tchag, Nicolas Rosset, Perly & Tom Kingsnorth
Video by Will Graham & Lionel Simon
Volcom Spot to Spot 3rd edition was the first version to run over 2 days in the French resort of Avoriaz.
And what a smart move that was, cause on day one we were graced with fog thicker than Arctic winter darkness.
Yet, in spite of a total whiteout, the riders threw down an incredible level of riding during the Rail Jam.
Come evening, it was time for the long awaited Creedlecosm premiere, followed by France smashing England in the World Cup.
Eventually, everyone made it to the The Place where Double Cheese put on a mind-bending gig, leading to surprisingly many stripping their shirts and joining the raging mosh pit.
By 5am, most made it home but not everyone….
Day 2 greeted us with the bluest of blue skies and temperature’s dropping to – 20°C (– 4°F) on top of the mountain.
Nevertheless, riders soldiered through and put on an impressive show during the Side Hits Challenge and Speed check.
Results - RAIL JAM | Pro Women
Winner | Maisie Hill – 500€
Runner Up | Enni Rukajarvi – 300€
Ams Women : Winner Sophie Addison | Runner Up Anais Bertagnon
Results - RAIL JAM | Pro Men
Winners | Moritz Amsüss, Simon Pircher & Moritz Thönen – 800€/3 = 266,66666€
Ams Men: Winner Spencer Frize | Runner Up Dzené Coiquaud
Results - SIDE HITS | Pro Women
Winner | Noémie Equy – 700€
Runner Up | Zoé Roffi – 300€
Results - SIDE HITS | Pro Men
Winner | Andre Höflich – 700€
Runner Up | Moritz Amsüss – 300€
Results - SIDE HITS | Ams Women
Winner | Maisie Potter
Runner Up | Cécile Baratay
Women: Enni Rukajarvi – 700€
Men: Grant Giller – 700€
SPEED CHECK: Matéo Lugrin – 103km/h
OLDEST COMPETITOR: Viggo
The two day gathering will bring everyone together for a great season starter, with challenges, missions and happenings on and off the slopes.
It will be open for amateurs of all abilities, and with solid cash up for grabs for pros.
The event is brought to you in collaboration with Avoriaz, Arthur Longo, Capita Snowboards, Electric eyewear, Union Bindings, Act Magazine, Method Mag and The Hideout hostels.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Speed freaks and warmup - Side Hits – Pro challenge - Rail Jam - BBQs - Après
9am - 10am Contest checkin - top of Les Prodins
All day challenges + lunch BBQ
6pm CREEDLECOSM movie première - cinema Les Portes du Soleil
10.30pm Party with DOUBLE CHEESE live band and DJ Tony Garagist - The Place
10.30am challenges + BBQ
REGISTRATION ARE CLOSED - EVENTS ENTRIES ARE FULL - But spectators are welcome!
The event, curated by Arthur Longo, Volcom, Avoriaz and Act snowboard magazine, will be held during the Rock On Snow tests days and features challenges celebrating the different facets of snowboarding:
Side Hits, Park, Street and even a speed run, with eventual updates. (Pending final snow conditions)
Finalized program to be revealed later.
Regardless of snowboarding level, everyone will be riding together all day like a large group of friends.
ORDER LIFTPASSES online to avoid queues (special deal for that weekend): skipass-avoriaz.com/en/offre/rock-on-snow
For accommodation deals in Morzine contact our partner Hideout hotels:
- 25% Code SPOT2SPOT
Travel info: https://www.avoriaz.com/en/staying/access-and-transport/come-to-avoriaz/
Accomodations options: https://www.avoriaz.com/en/staying/accommodation/accommodation-directory