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In 2015, the partnership with Audi gave him a chance to show off his mastery in an Audi quattro clip that went viral, Thovex skis down an alpine grass slope, jumps over roads, races through a paved tunnel with sparks flying from his skis, manoeuvres around a herd of dairy cows, and finishes the ride with a perfect landing in the luggage compartment of an Audi Q7.

Now he’s continuing his work with Audi and the results this time are no less sensational. Reunited with the Audi Q7, Thovex scoured the globe on a search for the right spots where he would attempt to conquer the most unconventional of slopes on his specially designed freeride skis. The crew steered clear of the well known winter sports settings and focused on locations where there is no snow, in Europe, America and Asia. And Candide Thovex, of course, remained undaunted by the conditions they found, which were not exactly what anyone would call ideal for skiing.

The first stop was in the far northern reaches of Europe. Camping in the great outdoors, with a view of the fascinating northern lights an unforgettable experience. After three nights in their tents, the team moved on to higher elevations, fortunately finding refuge in a small mountain hut when the weather suddenly took a dramatic turn for the worse during the shoot. The poor weather conditions isn’t what they will always remember, though it will be Candide’s 360 degree jump from the grass covered roof of their shelter.

Many advanced skiers like to go on a winter holiday for some off piste fun. But it’s unlikely any of them have tried what Candide Thovex did on an off piste excursion the extreme athlete travelled to a jungle, strapped on his skis, and rocketed through a dense grove of palm trees. Finding a good course to follow through the thickly wooded area, which offered only poor visibility, was no mean feat. And the heat really topped things off. Wearing only shorts and T shirts,
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the crew members were still sweating profusely, while Candide had to complete this most unusual of downhill runs clad in a full skiing outfit several times.

Candide Thovex of France began perfecting his skiing skills very early in life he was standing on skis as a two year old with his parents in the French Alps. Ski school at an early age really paid off: With loads of ambition and the necessary talent, at only 14 he took home the mogul division title at the French National Junior Championships. That laid the foundation for his career as a freestyle pro and later as a freerider, and which he crowned with many more titles. The specified fuel consumption and emission data have been determined according to the measurement procedures prescribed by law. Since 1st September 2017, certain new vehicles are already being type approved according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Starting on September 1st 2018, the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) will be replaced by the WLTP in stages. Owing to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions measured according to the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those measured according to the NEDC.

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