The third and final part of EpicTV's #EpicSpainShred was a late spring trip to Europe's most southerly ski resort of Sierra Nevada in Andalucia - you can even see Morocco from the top on a clear day and being that it's the sunniest resort in Europe, that's most of the time! It also saw a change of personnel as UK superstar quad-flipping snowboarder Billy Morgan and Swiss model / TV host / ex-pipe skier Olympian Mirjam Jaeger take over for the last leg of this journey, filmed in April 2016, when most ski resorts in Europe have already shut.
Sierra Nevada made us feel very welcome and made sure we had plenty of activities during the trip, which included slushy park laps, a super-booter built especially for Billy, night-skiing and a sunset kicker session. Off the slopes was spent enjoying beers in the sun, a trip to nearby Granada to see the beautiful Alhambra Palace, and even a beach trip for wake-boarding & stand-up-paddle boarding!
It's all looking good for the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2017 World Championships in Sierra Nevada - if you get a chance to check it out, we'd recommend it!
When you think of Spain you probably think of sun, sea and sangria before snowsports but maybe this series #EpicSpainShred will change your mind and add skiing and snowboarding to that list.
EpicTV took Olympians & pro-riders Freddy Austbo, Rowan Cheshire, Billy Morgan & Mirjam Jaeger to Spain to see what you can get up to if you spend a weekend skiing or snowboarding in 3 of Spain's best ski resorts.
We spent 48 hours in each of the 3 resorts and their surrounding areas to check out the the slopes, parks, backcountry & local culture. The result: we found that Spain offers skiers & snowboarders something unique that you can't get find anywhere else!
The first episode follows Freddy & Rowan to the secret freeride haven of Baqueira Beret, near Barcelona, for some powder turns & tapas.
In part 2 they head to Formigal near Zaragoza, which is part of Spain's biggest & most modern resort area in the mountains of Aramon.
And finally Billy & Mirjam picked up the baton and went to Europe's most southerly ski resort, Sierra Nevada, for some sunny park laps and sunset a kicker session, then to the beach and the beautiful city of Granada.
Check out the full edits if you want to see what else they got up to once the lifts had shut - this series highlights the amazing mix of riding, culture, tapas and sight-seeing that Spain has to offer.
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