Pristine slopes, volatile weather and the most incredible feeling of freedom – that was Alaska for two extreme freestyle skiers.
Pristine slopes of mind-blowing steepness, volatile weather, unexpectedly changing from clear blue skies to all-encompassing fog, and the most incredible feeling of freedom – that was Alaska in a nutshell for two extreme freestyle skiers, Sven Kueenle and Bene Mayr. Dressed from head to toe in hi-tech skiwear from Bogner, the two friends rose to the challenge of exploring the most coveted place for those who dare, while also capturing it all on camera.
In 2015, at the beginning of April, Bene Mayr and Sven Kueenle flew with their crew to the small town of Haines in Alaska for the shoot of the “Legs of Steel” film. Considered to be the Mecca of the free-skiing scene, Haines offers unending slopes of untouched snow and breathtaking views, providing the weather cooperates.
B-TEC BY BOGNER
Sporty, refined, top quality, comfortable…. These are the words that instantly come to mind when you think about Willy Bogner’s world-renowned eponymous brand. Dubbed as the “creator of sports fashion”, Bogner combines innovation and functionality with timeless yet of-the-moment design, delivering sought-after styles with every collection. A part of the latest B-Tec collection, this ski jacket not only showcases an impeccable fit, but also such covetable details as adjustable waistband, multiple inner pockets and down filling in all the right areas.
Ski Jacket "LEON"
Water column 20,000 mm, breathability 20,000 g/m²/24h
Partially taped seams
Removable hood with adjustable BOA®-system
Two-colored Fix a Shape®-zipper by YKK
Water-repellent side zipper pockets with reflective border
Zipper ventilation system with reflective border and mesh lining
Sleeve lift pass zipper pocket
Sleeve openings with Velcro bar and Lycra thumb loops
Two interior zipper pockets and mesh ski goggle pocket
Integrated keychain with glasses cloth container
Expandable back insert with Velcro bar
Waistband with adjustable Cohaesive®-system
"Alaska is every freestyle skier’s dream..."
Getting up as early as 4am to get the most out of the days when Mother Nature deigned to grace them with good weather, Mayr and Kueenle set out to conquer new heights and polish their skills even more. Jumping off helicopters, walking on foot in knee-deep snow and performing staggering acrobatic stunts – all of this requires not only exceptional concentration, talent and courage, but also the appropriate clothing for such extreme conditions. For both skiers, Bogner was the only choice.