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…

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 ½ week surfing vacation to Thailand and Indonesia turned into a 6 ½ 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’t realize it would be such a long road to recovery. It wasn’t the…

FWQ 4* Nendaz 2014 – not my day

My first 4 star event was scheduled to be Nendaz. I was pretty about getting a starting spot and at the same time anxious to see how the comp would go. It boasted a video replay of the runs which would be cool to see (educational!) I wanted to attend the Montafon Open Faces Comp…

FWQ 3* St Luc Chandolin 2014 – sharky powder

Road tripping with Marko to St. Luc Switzerland was a great way to travel. We passed the hours by talking about everything you can imagine. After about 10 hours, give or take, we arrived in St. Luc in the Valais canton and parked next to our accommodations; a quaint mansion with friendly staff. We were…

FWQ 3* Engadinsnow 2014

3 days after the contest in Hochkönig, I left for Switzerland where I was able to get the final starting spot in the contest.The weather had been dumping without signs of slowing down since Christmas leading to a snowpack double the standard season average.  Our contest was postponed to Thursday hoping on a weather window. We got…

FWQ 2* Morgins 2012 Switzerland: welcome to the big leagues…

Following a few seasons competing down at the I-FREE Italian Freeride Series left me interested in exploring further competitions. I was particularly interested in finding some races a little closer to home. It would be great to meet some other riders from the region and explore the level on the international scene. With this in…

Swiss Climbing: Walen Lake and Säntis

When plans for Kaunertal fell through, I decided to go climbing with my Swiss friends. I talked to Dani who would be working at an expo. He mentioned that both Lippi and Roman were looking around for someone though. Roman agreed to an alpine climb, perfect for the nice weather forecast this weekend. I left for Switzerland straight from work and met up with…

Climbing Petit Verdon

It was time to do some more climbing, so I packed up and made my way to Switzerland where Tobias suggested climbing their “Petit Verdon;” a home game for him. I had heard about routes there for the past few weeks and was also pretty curious to finally get a crack at it myself. We…