“Higher Latitude” is a portray of snowboarding above the Arctic Circle, made by Eirik Verlo, Krister Kopala and Jussi-Oskari Taka. Made without the help of helicopters or snowmobiles and major budgets, we’re really impressed by the high cinematic quality and impressive riding.

The episodes are divided into three parts: Early season Polar night, when sun never really rises above the horizon; Midwinter pow frenzy, and Spring season big mountain freeride, which you can see in Episode 3.

ARCTIC WINTER

SUN RETURNS TO THE ARCTIC

ARCTIC SPRING


„The kind of place where the way a traveler‘s tracks disappear in snow is something you get used to – such a place is the world of ours.“

– Princess Shikishi

Japan, the land of the rising sun,  the land of endless tree runs through waist deep snow, a dream came true when I finally left European ground heading east to Japan.

Along with the Sinkflug Independent* crew our main focus beside having tons of fun was to get some solid footage for our latest film project which will be released in autumn. After 14 endless seeming hours travelling, we finally reached Tokyo, very exhausted but at the same time super overwhelmed about all the new impressions. The first two days were used for some sightseeing in Tokyo and also to get some lifestyle-street shootings done. One of those many remarkable things in Tokyo is this crossroad, where hundreds of people wait for the green lights to go on.

For us also the green lights went on, which means we finally took our flight  from Tokyo-Narita north to Sapporo, using Niseko as our home base for the next 2 weeks, where all our adventures should start.

After checking the tracked out resort for the first couple of days, we decided to search somewhere else for the goods. This turned out to be a really good decision! First I was a little bit concerned about using my Splitboard instead of snowshoes in this really deep snow but with the Freeride Split it was no problem at all! In densely wooded parts it was really agile, floated perfectly through almost neck deep powder and on the other hand it gives you the necessary stability and pop for some pillow action. Luckily it turned out that we were able to hike to most of these amazing zones straight from the road, it was unbelievable!

So the daily routine looked kinda like this: Search for spots prepare pillows and in runs , hiking to the top using my Splitboard, waiting for the camera and drone to set up and then finally drop in. It´s not always easy to be patient when you see all this possibilities surrounding you and the only thing you want to do is ride.

One of the outstanding experiences was that one night session we did, where we had to jump from a kicker over a gap straight into a pillow, that feeling to drop in, using only the lights of your headlamp, was truly amazing.

On the last day at Niseko we took advantage of a beautiful bluebird day and decided to hike up to the top of Chisenopuri. It took us a while to get up there and the last part was quit steep for Japan standards, but at the end we were rewarded with a lovely view over the open landscape and even could spot the ocean in the distance. On the way down we managed to find and ride two more really sweet spots and so it was a perfect ender of this trip.

Big shout out to the Hokkaido Backcountry Club especially Pia and Tristan, who showed us all this beautiful spots and even enabled us to go cat skiing in Shimamaki and at the house of powder Chisenopuri! So definitely check out their homepage to get a variety of touring options around Hokkaido! 

This trip to Japan was literally an all time experience for us all!

Hopefully the pictures speak for themselves.

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Photo Credits: www.simonrainer.com

Victor Heim is 24 years old and currently living in the freeride city Innsbruck.

He started snowboarding at the age of 9 and is now competing at the Freeride World Qualifier Tour since 4 years. He likes to explore the mountains and escape the crowded lift lines with his splitboard.


Welcome to the Furberg Preseason Sale:
the best time of the year to buy your Furberg board.

The Furberg Preseason Sale is an annual two-week event where you can pre-order all of our snowboards with a 10 % discount. The Preseason Sale runs between September 1st and 15th on furbergsnowboards.com.

Preseason Sale Advantages

  • The only discount of the year including all 2017/18 boards.
  • Secure the board you want before it sells out.
  • Orders placed during the preseason sale will be shipped first.
  • Free worldwide shipping.

Boards ordered during the Preseason Sale will be delivered end of October.

Head over to the webshop to check out this season’s snowboards or contact one of our dealers:

2017 Updates

The new 2017/18 Freeride and Freeride Split have been developed during a three year period. Throughout those years we’ve experimented with different sidecut radiuses, rocker profiles and materials. The end result is a more responsive and allround board compared to previous years.

Slightly shorter turning radius
This year we have made the turning radius slightly shorter than previous years to make our snowboards more responsive and playful on hardpack. But don’t worry, our boards still have approximately a 70 % longer turning radius than the average freeride board.

Low Camber
The best compromise between the flotation of full rocker, responsiveness and grip of camber.

Longer Rocker and Reverse Sidecut radiuses
Allows our snowboards to be even more catch free and maintain direction better when on edge than before.

Longer and higher nose
Increases flotation and makes the board slide over irregularities in the snowpack with less resistance.

Made in the EU

Furberg Snowboards products are produced in Poland, in the EU. The raw production materials are sourced from the EU, avoiding unnecessary shipment by plane, which reduces the company’s environmental footprint.

Custom snowboard fitting

We’re here to help you over phone, email or chat, in order for you to get the right board for your specific needs:

  • Phone
    +43681 818 496 93
  • Email
    info@furbergsnowboards.com
  • Chat
    Contact us through the chat at furbergsnowboards.com (lower right corner).

Phone and chat open Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 17:00 UTC+01:00.
Available through email 24/7.


We could keep talking about how amazing our boards are for hours, but which snowboard brand doesn’t claim to have the best boards on the planet? Instead we’ve put together some reviews from the last winters, for you to find what others have to say:

Splitboard.com is worth a visit if you want to learn more about splitboarding, discuss boards, etc.. Since the release of the Freeride in 2011, Furberg Snowboards has probably been the most discussed brand on the forum.

This is what Taylor from splitboard.com had to say in an in depth review about the Freeride:
“I have not had so much fun riding a snowboard in a long time. It initiates and exits turns effortlessly, it pivots very quickly, it slarves and smears fast and beautifully, and it rails nicely too.”

Check out Taylor’s full review here.

To see what other users on the same forum have to say about the Freeride and Freeride Split, you could also check out this thread, which is the longest ever on splitboard.com.

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Daniel Furberg, founder of Furberg Snowboards, riding pillows in Verbier, Switzerland. Photo: Anders Ödman.

SplitboardMag.com is the only magazine 100 % dedicated to splitboarding. In their yearly test, the Freeride Split was rewarded as the “Most Innovative Splitboard”.

“It showed an excellent performance on deep snow, with great floatability thanks to its rocker and reverse sidecut; it also feels really easy from edge to edge when it’s deep. We all wished we’d had the chance to ride it a few more days.”

Check out SplitboardMag’s full review.furberg-low

Luke Rees from AWE365 got to test the Freeride in the French Alps, and wrote a long review about his impressions.

“When the slope was shallow, the snow slow or crusty, the Furberg kept floating and maintained my momentum better than those I was riding with. Through the trees it was surprisingly nimble, even when following packed powder tracks it flowed with the natural contours helping me to maintain pace.”

Check out the full review here: AWE365.com

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Henrik Auestad taking flight on the Freeride in Courmayeur, Italy.

Mountain Weekly News, based out of Jackson Hole, had the chance to test the Freeride Split for a few days. This one sentence sums up the full review in a good way:

“Camber is not just for getting rad in the air, this board really excels when laying an edge, holding on at high speeds and just charging fully committed down the mountain.”

Check out Mountain Weekly News’s full review.

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Team rider Davide Capozzi in a situation where edge hold is much appreciated.

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