Holy smokes! Starting the day with a teaser like this is better than three cans of Red Bull with a shot of espresso in them.
The riding is classic Xavier with the kind of steep ice, mach 11 powder turns and nail-biting straightlines that have built his formidable reputation as a big mountain slayer.
“Welcome to Chamonix,” indeed.
The complete version of This Is My Winter will be available online for free from mid-November and also features the skills of Mathieu Crepel, Andreas Fransson and Samuel Anthamatten.