Aesthetiker Crew: Anne Flore Marxer
The life of a professional snowboarder is not just about trophies and prize money. Anne Flore Marxer is here to tell us about the hard work, training and busy schedule that comes hand in hand with the passion.
"On my way to Ispo, I stopped in Arlberg to shred with Rudy Kroll for a day. It had just snowed but the conditions were quite sketchy and we decided not to go too far out of the slopes. We spent the day doing fun lines and powslash."
After some busy times and a bit of partying in Munich for Ispo, Anne Flore Marxer was relieved to get back to what she does best.
"After 3 days of madness I was stoked to make my way back into the mountains. I joined the Aesthetikers in Zillerthal to film with Mone Monsberger, Beckna, Chris und Rudy Kroll, Steve Gruber and the whole crew. I arrived with the cold temperatures 10 days of –15!! Brrr.. too cold for my taste!"
Searching for slopes with the best conditions can be a very time consuming deal.
"Protected zones don’t come for free." says Marxer. "We had a good 40 minutes hike out waist deep before reaching the ridge and dropping back into the slopes, luckily it was often at the end of afternoon when the light transforms the landscape."
However, life is not all about hard work and training. Snowboarders too need their downtime. According to Marxer, "the best in shredding in Austria is all about the Apres Ski: where everyone dances and drinks on the bar with their ski boots!"
With partying behind her, Marxer trekked on to find the perfect snow conditions.
"Another day we found a pretty fun step down, but by the time we needed to build it, the wind had picked up strong enough to be quite dangerous. No one really wanted to try it out with the risk to end up thrown sideways by the wind. Luckily it went all good and the wind stopped soon after that."
Not just the location, but also the weather has a huge influence on a day's boarding.
"The wind had transformed quite a few areas on the mountain and it became more and more difficult to find good snow. The snow was super sugary, it took us a whole day to shape it and still the kicker was way too soft to hit it. We needed to let it sit for a night.. a night which turned into 3 days because of weather troubles."
Despite the troubles, Anne Flore Marxer doesn't fail to keep a positive outlook.
"Luckily the Aesthetiker Crew is super fun to shred and hang with! The weather forecast is predicting snow for this week.. fingers crossed!"
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