Here is the second episode of Xavier De Le Rue’s DIY project filmed in January 2016.

Mother Nature is her own woman and plays by her own rules – ending a late but almighty storm to Europe. With the snow came wind, and with the two came an incredibly dangerous snowpack that saw huge slides ripping from the mountain faces.

Riding at home in the familiar terrain of Verbier meant Xavier could stay on the safe side and enjoy the deep powder in the trees and lower couloirs. But it lacked a certain “je ne sais quoi” that the Frenchman is renowned for. So the hunt for an adventure was on…

Riders: Xavier De Le Rue, Aurelien Ducroz, Tony Lamiche, Alex Pittin

Filmers: Hexo+, The De Le Rue’s, Daniel Lafarge

Director and Editor: Tim Burgess