‘Wandering in Leysin Park’: Watch Candide Thovex, as Mellow as Rapid-Fire 540s Get

Watch Candide characteristically pop smooth move after smooth move in Leysin Park, Switzerland.

For most of us, “wandering” on skis doesn’t mean helicoptering through a terrain park in a seamless series of 360s, 540s, and halfpipe handplants. Welcome, again, to Candide Thovex’s world, where neither diggers nor gravity exists.

This short, peaceful clip shot by Anthony Vuignier and Franck Moissonnier got us psyched and mellowed us out all at once. And despite following the curlicue ribbon Thovex cuts through the Swiss air all the way down the park, it didn’t make us dizzy.

Runtime: 57 seconds

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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