The Arlberg region is a huge playground for snowboarders, you can build jumps and ride powder pretty much the whole winter. A week before our shoot, the region was hit by heavy snowfall for a couple of days, but unfortunately it got super warm in the immediate days afterwards. But what looked really bad at the beginning was actually not bad at all.
The powdery snow melted so fast that the meltwater started to create crazy structures in the snowfields. I've never seen anything like this. We built a step-up jump where I had quite a lot of problems to find a good angle to shoot from, and sometimes it just doesn’t work.
However, the in-run of that jump went through this unique looking scene. I asked Elias if he could sacrifice one time hitting the main jump and just go for a method air over one of the small bumps in the snowfield right next to the in-run. He was up for it and hiked up a bit higher and just went for an extreme nice method air. I was really happy to have caught this natural phenomenon with Elias making it even more special.