FWQ 3*** Xover Ride 2018 – last comp?!

The 3rd event of this season for me was a home game. On the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier here in Pinzgau was possibly my last competition. I have been toying with the idea of “retiring” from the FWQ Series as the oldest competitor, although I still do have a ton of fun at it! I am not…

FWQ 3*** Xover Ride GoPro POV Run

And here it is! The GoPro POV of my run during the Xover Ride competition this past weekend. The whole story of the comp as well as a bunch of pictures are coming soon! Here is also the picture of the competition face since it looks extremely different from above ūüėČ

FWQ 3* Engadinsnow: In all Fairness

My final competition this season, a.k.a.¬†the 2nd one, was at the¬†FWQ 3* Engadinsnow competition in St. Moritz/Silvaplana Switzerland. Back in¬†2013, where the snow was piled up higher than I could reach, I had¬†one of my most satisfying runs in a competition thanks to the fantastic conditions and playful terrain on the Forcla face. However this…

Jump for joy at Weißsee

After a very disappointing winter season with rare snowfall accompanied by hurricane winds every time, I have pretty mixed emotions about what is only my second, but will be my final competition this year. On the one hand, I am excited to finally have the thrill of a run again, but on the other, it…

FWQ 3* Open Faces Montafon 2016: beware of sharks!

Coming off a 3rd place finish in Morgins, I was stoked for Montafon. I had wanted to take part in the Montafon race in it’s first year but it coincided with the race in Nendaz and I couldn‚Äôt make it on time to the riders’ meeting so couldn‚Äôt start. This time around was different! I…

FWQ 3* Morgins 2016 T-Bar Sessions

4 years after my very first FWQ competition in Morgins Switzerland, it was time to return to the sleepy winter paradise. The first time around I managed to finish last following a wildly unspectacular line and a butt check at the top. I wanted to try a more challenging line this time around and hoped…

FWQ 3* Verbier 2016: Whiteout

When my 6 ¬Ĺ week surfing vacation to Thailand and Indonesia turned into a 6 ¬Ĺ week vacation on crutches in Phuket because I fractured my ankle severely playing soccer on the beach with a bunch of guys from Myanmar, I didn‚Äôt realize it would be such a long road to recovery. It wasn‚Äôt the…

Wild Wild West Adventure: part 6 – The Final Episode

April 7th: The morning started out with the roar of avalanche blasting in the background. It’s our last day and I feel the nostalgia creeping in already. It’s¬†been fun hanging out with the locals, meeting like-minded people and exploring a new area. My sore feet will appreciate a short break but my heart will miss…