During the three days of Ski Salon 2008 everybody who has to do with freeride — an entertainment snowboard and ski discipline — visited the freeride-zone. Guests from Elbrus, Dombai, Kirovsk, Krasnaya Polyana, Kamchatka, Sheregesh and other Russian regions came in stylized «flat 360» for party and fare. Every minute sportsmen, journalists and photographs visited the stand.
On the first day, the 31st of October, a well-known guide of Vertikalny Mir Vitaly Iliynih presented with pleasure a Heli-ski program and backcountry master Maxim Pankov showed the audience his new book «Feeling of Snow».
The whole second day of the main ski exhibition of the year was devoted to the films about the most interesting moments of freeride season 2007\2008. Charming Veronika Sorokina commented on the videos about the best freeride events of the last seasons: Nissan Russian Adventure, Freeride World Tour, Elbrus Open-2008, Khibini Freeride Cup 2007–2008, stories of program «Tochka Otriva» etc. The first meeting of Russian Freeride Committee under Mountaineering Federation of Russia took place in the conference hall.
On the 1st of November Nicolas Hale-Woods — organizer of the most important freeride competitions in the world in Verbier and founder of Freeride World Tour — came to Moscow specially for freeride-zone.
During the interview he mentioned several interesting facts of Freeride World Tour and the 1st event Nissan Russian Adventure-2009, which will take place 20–25th of January in Krasnaya Polyana. The main piece of news was holding of Russian Freeride Qualification Series which will become a part of Freeride World Tour.
On the 2nd of November the photographers ruled at the stand «flat 360»: freeride photos of Konstantin Galat, Stanislav Solntcev, Ksenia Chekulaeva were shown. Freeriders like other sportsmen sometimes need medical care and Julia Zakharchenko — isurance company «Standart-Reserve» representative — told about features of sport insurance. During the brakes between the thematic presentations all the guests of freeride-zone enjoyed warming cocktails from Finlandia vodka and real freeride-communication — without borders, without beaten tracks.
Freeride-zone of 15th Ski Salon finished the work, opening a new winter season. This season will be full of welcome surprises, new slopes and healthy adrenaline! See you on the slope!
Sport Communication Agency 360SCA team thanks for the opportunity of organizing freeride-zone at Ski Salon:
Anastasia Parafilo, SkiBuildExpo coordinator
Maxim Lubavin, SkiBuildExpo representative
Insurance company «Standart-Reserv»
Finlandia vodka brand
Ski Expo Rus chiefs
and Alexey Golovchenko personally.