I was born in Stuttgart, Germany. Ever since I was 3 years old I started skiing and that´s all I wanted to do. At the age of 6 I told my parents I want to become a skier. From age 9 until 15 I was ski racing. When I was 16 I saw my friends built jumps on their snowboards and ride powder and I realized that this is what I want to be doing on skis.
At the age of 17 I had my first podiums and sponsors quickly after. In 2003 I finished school and started to ski professionally. I didn´t want to compete anymore when I started filming with my former idols such as JP Auclair, Julien Regnier, Anthony Boronowski and Pep Fujas and rather wanted to be out in the backcountry producing film parts, which I do to date.
Skiing is constantly pushing the limits. I want to accomplish to keep pushing the limits of our sports and stay healthy so I can still ski when I am old.
I think one great achievement is to keep skiing with as much fun as you can possibly have and so far I have been doing pretty good with that achievement.
Skiing in the backcountry comes with many difficulties as we depend on weather and snow conditions. Any day you go out there is different.
It could be bad weather, it could be shitty snow or avalanche conditions. There are many factors we need to take into consideration all the time.
The greatest satisfaction is when I successfully finish a line. If I ski a difficult line I am more often than not pretty darn scared when I am at the top. The greater is the relief and the pure feeling of joy at the bottom of a run. It really is like being high on life.
I find the combination of physical fitness and mental strength an important key to my success. I obviously need physical abilities but especially when you are skiing in extreme mountains the most important is the belief and trust in myself, I get this through mediation techniques that I like to apply even in the field.
No matter if I am competing or filming there is always a risk involved with what I do and I am aware of that. The more potential consequences there are, the more nervous I am.
If for example I ski a line that has a “no fall zone” where I just simply must not crash, it adds a decent amount of being scared which ultimately makes me nervous.
Just pin it! (that´s when I first learned how to snowmobile and got stuck all the time).
The Basic flight is the trial tandem flight in our program, so to speak the “small door” to the world of paragliding.
Tandem paragliding has something special. In completely calm air without thermals you float down into the valley – a heavenly feeling. The Basic flight with the help of your tandem pilot offers the chance to take over the reins and even drive yourself.
Your tandem flight pilot will be there to answer all your questions about the paragliding flight. During the flight filming and photography would also be ideal by our photo rod because of the calm conditions in the air.
After about 10 – 15 minutes your tandem flight is over, and perhaps you will catch – the flight Virus…
-Thorough training of tandem paragliding: take-off, flight, landing phases with your tandem pilot.
-You are insured with us, your pilot signs all flight insurance in your presence.
-You get a helmet, gloves, and in bad weather a flight suit.
-Tandem flight with your pilot. If desired, you may drive yourself!
Flight time 15 minutes
Total time 1 Hour
The Thermal flight Plus lets you at least half an hour to see the world from above. In strong thermals and sometimes turbulent air you feel the enormous strength of updrafts, so you and your tandem pilot can in good conditions drive over the top of the mountains.
Sometimes you can go even higher along with your tandem pilot, close to the clouds. These tandem flights operate mainly in the spring and early summer.
Please note: The strongest thermals for these flights are in the months of March to August. In other seasons, the pilot can achieve very long flight times only on certain days. The advantage in the late summer and fall: The air is perfectly calm – soaring and gliding!
Please ask your tandem flight pilot on the spot about filming and photography, he can best assess the situation on the ground.
After about 30-60 minutes you begin with the landing. After this experience you will be full of impressions. Many images and feelings often come to mind days later…
-Full instructions about take-off, flight, landing phases with your tandem pilot.
-Of course, you are insured with us, your pilot signs all tandem flight insurance in your presence.
-During briefing you get a helmet, gloves and in bad weather a flight suit.
-Paragliding takes place together with your tandem pilot.
Flight time 30-60 minutes
Total time 2 Hours