Find Snowboarding: FRENCH ALPS A topographic map is a beautiful thing, full of would-be lines, potential chutes and zones to explore. Potential is the key in this equation, since looking at something on paper is vastly different when you strap in at the top. Thomas Delfino has lived in the middle of these maps figuratively and physically. He has adventured into the French Alps that surround his home in Grenoble, France countless times and every year he extends his season far into early summer; chasing the higher snow. Its this passion for snowboarding and the mountains themselves that brought he and Bjorn Leines together this past May. Being such remote and rugged peaks, hiking and splitboarding was the only way to access snow for Thomas and Bjorn. A game of calculated risks, timing and preparation found these two riding some extremely unique and treacherous terrain. Find Snowboarding: French Alps premiers August 19th on Transworld Snow.