Legends in Laax

Unscripted snowboarding in Laax, Switzerland with Terje Haakonsen, Jake Blauvelt and Nicolas Müller—a rhythm of joy.

Words: Carlos Blanchard.

It came out of nowhere. I was belly deep in a cold layer of fresh snow, probably the first decent storm of the winter, and about to leave due to other obligations. Then Nicolas Müller called me. We’d never shot together, but he sounded stoked. Swiss photographer Silvano Zeiter had linked us up. Nicolas wanted me to come to Laax, Switzerland to shoot with him and Jake Blauvelt and Terje Haakonsen, along with filmers Nathan Avila and Lukas Blume Rösli, and friend Greg Martin. I was nervous—this was the kind of experience for which we work long hours, grinding it out year after year. A chance to document legends…

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