Three Amigos

Habenicht has a style so smooth it's as if spines and features are waves and he surfs them, kicking out his frontside turns and drawing out long backside turns. Here he opens it up through a choke to beat his slough (left) and leaves the snow surface behind momentarily to drop into a high-speed backside turn (right). This line is on Three Amigos, a peak that prior to this had no name and no known descents on it. Check Absinthe's movie this fall to see the insanity that went down April 22. (Jeff Hawe)