I grew up away from big mountains in Dürbheim, Germany. Being out there in the nature and doing the sports I love always meant the world to me. Thanks to my parents I spent a lot of time in the Alps in my youth, which inspired me to move to Innsbruck (Austria) to start studying there.
With moving to Innsbruck I changed from snowboard to skis and focused on freeriding as much as I was able to whilst completing a master’s degree in advanced materials.
I’m very thankful to now have the opportunity to travel around the world with filmmakers and photographers to explore beautiful and remote ski destinations. Besides that I’m competing in the Freeride World Qualifiers with the aim to qualify for the Freeride World Tour.
- 2012: 1st Hochfügen Open
- 2012: 5th FWQ 4* Hochfügen
- 2013: 1st FWQ 3* Kitzsteinhorn
- 2014: 3rd FWQ 3* Kitzsteinhorn
- 2015: 1st FWQ 3* Montafon
To show my kids the same passions and to offer them the possibility to follow their dreams.
With skiing in the backcountry there are a lot of difficulties: It’s extremely depending on the weather and snow conditions, so you can get pretty disappointed on film trips for example.
Your performance depends on your physical, but also on your mental skills – to improve the mental side sometimes can be a slow process and pretty annoying.
Having an intense deep-powder day with my friends makes me sleep like a baby.;)
Also skiing a fun, creative competition line exactly how I imagined it.
I pretty much never ski alone, luckily. ;)
I think to believe in your training and yourself and to do it for the right reason is really important. The best training for me is to ski as much as possible with the best and most fun crew.
Because my season is really long and intense, I usually don’t do two seasons each year. I rather enjoy doing a lot of other sports in summer like surfing or climbing, but also some specific strength and coordination training besides that.
About losing my line and/or misjudging the snow conditions in the landings – it’s a fine line between backslapping and front punching.
I don’t know… maybe my girlfriend, because she’s supporting me in everything I’m doing – even if that means me being weeks away.
Listen to your body and your mind.
Explore some beautiful and remote places, improve my skiing so I can bring some creativity into exposed lines and get more consistent in competitions.
Canyoning beginners Sylvenstein – close to the Tyrolean border you find a perfect canyoning destination.
Meeting point: Action & Fun outdoor center in Bad Tölz, Königsdorferstrasse 22f.
Time: Tours are every Saturday and Sunday at 9 am. For groups of at least 4 people tours start every day.
Description: At Sylvensteinsee, on the border of Bavaria to Tyrol there is probably the best canyoning area of Germany. After a short climb, you can experience it all, what can be the fascination of Canyoning: Cracks in clear mountain water, slipping in pools, walking in the creek and scrambling on the mountain, abseiling into the adventure. Totally unusual and unusually good!!!
The perfect combination of physical activity, adventure and nature. The experience of our professional guides offers the best conditions for your safety. We provide all the equipment, please bring only your mountain/trekking boots. (Tour duration approximately 4,5 hrs)
The price per person includes equipment (shuttle to the canyon by yourself / own car or taxi – about 20€ per person extra – on request we include the shuttle directly into the booking if you arrive by train).