“Riding powder on a snowboard is one of the best feelings ever!
1987 when I was 12 years old my friends let me try their selfmade snowboard back on the hill in our village – not able to turn I was just going straight down the hill in powder snow and I discovered one of the biggest passions of my life.
From there I went through all the different stages of snowboarding to basically come back to where it all started, riding free and riding pow.
What really drives me today is the apparently endless potential of beautiful mountains to discover and to unveil the possible lines they hold ready for us.”
“Helicopters are not allowed for skiing in Austria. To access at least the side country of the resorts we were mostly using snowshoes back in the days. In winter 08/09 I turned my back to snowshoes and cut my board in two. That opened up a lot of new terrain and totally changed my perspective on what was possible in our home mountains. Todays splitboard equipment makes it even more comfortable to get out there as a snowboarder and at the same time still ride a high performance board on a demanding line. These days I am using my splitboard more than I am using my solid board, it just gives me the freedom to get out in the backcountry, share adventures with friends and still ride fresh and untouched lines weeks after the last snowfall.”
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Doing sports and spending time outside always played a prominent role in my life. Over the years as an athlete I learned that a well balanced whole body fitness is the key to prevent injuries and to stay in physical and mental shape. That allows me to keep on doing what I love to do…