I am a professional snowboarder, a passionate surfer and my soul craves new experiences, travel and adventures. It is no surprise then, that I need to be outdoors in the mountains or at the ocean where I can meet other people with the same passion for sports, nature and the environment.
Everything happens for a reason, good things fall apart, so better things can fall together!
I grew up in Überlingen by a big lake (Lake Constance) in the south of Germany right next to the boarder of Switzerland and Austria. At the age of 19 I moved to Innsbruck, Austria to study Sports Management and graduated in 2009. Until now I have not found a more stunning place to live, which is why Innsbruck is still my home base and has been for over 15 years. I would really like to live by the beach one day, but until then, I am more than happy to live in Innsbruck and its beautiful surroundings.
1994 was the first time I stood on a snowboard. My whole family skied and my dad thought it would be fun for us to try something new. A few years later I had already competed in snowboard freestyle competitions, but most importantly I had also discovered the pure joy of free riding in the backcountry.
In 2008 I started competing on the Freeride World Tour, claiming the Vice World Champion title in that first year and two years later claiming the World Champion title. Since then I have been focusing on big mountain, backcountry film projects, running splitboard / safety snow camps and traveling to the most beautiful free ride resorts on the planet. Nevertheless, there is nothing better than a good powder day in the mountains with friends.
Splitboarding for me is a new way of moving and exploring the mountains far away from the crowds. It has given me a whole new horizon and many unaccessible lines that I see from the slopes are now accessible.
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I equally love to go surfing and enjoy time at the beach. Surfing always gives me energy and refills my batteries after a long winter season. I also discovered mountain biking a view years ago! Snowboarding, surfing and now biking are a big part of my life. All three sports make me really happy and get me so excited even after many years of practicing. There is so much more to explore.