OK, so he is really only climbing a little bit so that he can snowboard down. But he does do some rock climbing, via ferrata climbing and some ice climbing just to get to the top of these couloirs. And at about the 6 minute mark, he’s basically skiing down a chimney.
“Have you ever dreamed of a place where a chairlift would bring you to the top of untracked couloirs? Xavier de le Rue heads to this magical spot with a fresh 40cm dump of snow. Together with local rider Giulia Monego, he discovers the potential of one of the most beautiful mountain of the alps: Le Dolomiti, in North Italy. The crew managed to come back from this 2 day mission with some of the best images of the winter so far. Winter is back in Europe, stay tuned!”