One simple Facebook post.
One basic question.
“Where is the snow?”
That’s all it took for one Rome follower to reply with “Almaty, Kazakhstan.” Little did LNP, Ozzy Henning and Ian Boll know, but that one response in our feed would spark a journey to the complete other side of the globe.
After countless pitches, explanations and justifications to the Kazakh consulate about how three snowboarders were looking to ride in their streets and not the nearby Himalayas, they finally agreed to let this motley crew in.
The result was something far beyond our expectations—a rail mission that became an adventure. The crew bartered with locals for a van named “Rick”, continually bribed off corrupt officials, visited the Kazakh healthcare system and fought off bums or stray cows while trying to hit rails. Through it all, they opened the door to a multitude of snowboarding possibilities.
On the loose in unknown territory, LNP, Ozzy and Ian took to the streets of Almaty with the hopes of discovering new rails and features. What they found was much more than that.
See it all in Find Snowboarding: KAZAKHSTAN, the first of three full films from Rome Snowboards this season.