Alaska Update: Xavier de La Rue


When it comes to snowboarding the mountains, Xavier de La Rue rides with few equals. Producing video parts that raise the hair on the back of your neck and photos meant to be framed on gallery walls, the last few years have proved golden for the French national. Alaska was made to be ridden, and some people were meant to ride – Xavier’s got it all in perspective. Fresh off a full year filming with both Standard and Jeremy Jones’ DEEPER project, he takes a cloudy moment from deep in AK to catch us all up on his adventures…
~ Adam

“Just got to AK 4 days ago. Two Standard Films crews are on site; on one side, Kevin Jones and Mark Carter are getting shot by Chris Ondercin and Curley for stills. On our side, Sammy Luebke joined the Euros – composed of Guido Perrini on the filming duty, Tero Repo taking pics and myself. We’ve been pretty lucky so far, with two good days already and more to come. Sammy is ripping and got straight away into our program. Most of all, snow is great and stable – we have some good lines ahead. Not much more to say, than that we are pretty stoked to be up here! The end of the week seems sunny, so just have a look at the pictures… No need to say – it might be pretty sick! Fingers crossed!”