Solving for Z An interview with Zahan Billimoria

This season has been particularly scary when it comes to avalanche safety. It’s a topic that just can’t be talked about enough in our community. That’s why we found “Solving for Z” so interesting. It’s the personal story of an experienced guide’s exploration of the risks and rewards of a life built around the mountains. […]


Park Check : Leysin

The Leysin snowpark holds a special place in Swiss history as one of the most progressive parks around. It hasn’t always been easy over the past thirty years, but these days it’s looking better than ever. We caught up with the shape team to learn some history and find out what it takes to pull […]


Armando Guetg [ underexposed ]

So much talent, so few pages in our Annual. That’s the ongoing theme of our underexposed series. A perfect example is the creative force that is Armando Guetg. Get to know him better in our latest interview… Hey Armando, can you introduce yourself for our readers who don’t know you? Thanks for having me! Yeah […]


Take-off A ski odessey with Fantin Ciompi

Making movies has become cheaper and easier than ever. But for some reason, most skiers seem content to drop a season edit that follows the same format as the same sponsor-me tapes that we used to get sent to us 20 years ago. That’s why we were pretty stoked to see a different approach from […]


David Kurth [ underexposed ]

There’s just so much talent, and so few pages to in our yearly annual. That’s why our underexposed series continues with the an interview with a photographer who has found a way to balance his love for surfing, shaping and the mountains. Meet Mr. David Kurth… Hi David, can you please introduce yourself? I’m close to 30 […]


Nendaz Freeride Behind the Scenes

If you follow the FWT, you’ve surely heard about the Nendaz Freeride. This year, for the twelfth edition, the event welcomes athletes from around the world and a good mix of spectators and fans. Unfortunately, last year’s final was cancelled after the start of an impressive avalanche on the Mont-Gond. For this edition, the conditions for the […]


The Rider’s Playlist With Daniel Loosli

The Rider’s Playlist Project goes a bit deeper on the sounds that drive our community. For this edition, we caught up with Daniel Loosli, a guy who knows a thing or two about tastes and style. A fresh point of view, an eclectic mix… here we go again. Hi Daniel. You’re the second subject for this project. We […]