Friday, 30 December 2011

Hike and ride

I know sometimes I should slow down... but with this conditions not easy - its just too good! Nevertheless I got something fresh for New Years dinner ;)

R.I.P. little goat.

please winter - keep going like this!

Check out the new Salewa snowshoes - light and super technical...

PS. Of course I found the goat already dead. Just a bad joke...

Friday, 16 December 2011

FWT 2012 Calendar

Stoked to present the 6 events of the Freeride World Tour 2012. First contest in about 3 weeks, Revelstoke/ Canada.
I feel good, had already some nice days up in the mountains and snow is just about to come!! wuhuuu!!

Looking foreward to have good times again with "Team Austria" and all the other riders!

1. Swatch FWT Revelstoke(CAN); Dates: 4 - 7 January
2. Swatch FWT Chamonix, Mont-Blanc(FRA); Dates: 21-27 January
3. Swatch FWT Courmayeur(ITA); Dates: 24-29 January
4. Swatch FWT Røldal(NOR); Dates: 25 February - 02 March
5. Swatch FWT Fieberbrunn(AUT); Dates: 10 -16 March
6. Swatch FWT Verbier(SUI); Dates: 24 March -01 April

2011 @ FWT Fieberbrunn(AUT)

Monday, 5 December 2011

"Festival Alpinismu" - Prag

The last weekend Björn Heregger and me spent in Prag where the "Festival alpinismu" took place. We came there to show our Film "Soultrip Argentina" and answer some questions and stuff... It was a nice festival, Prag nightlife was good as well!

Big thanks to the organization, for sure we would like to come back next year! Hopefully again with a good movie...

Salewa booth at the festival

interview with Daniel Polman for a Czech magazine

luckily we got the questions about our Film translated ;)

Friday, 11 November 2011

RedBull TV "About Freeriding"

‎2night, 11. November, time: 23:20 on Servus TV/ Red Bull TV "About Freeriding" ...also online redbull mediathek

Click on the Logo!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

"Soultrip Argentina" TEASER

Watch out for the TEASER of our south america project. Release 16th November at 8-Seasons, Munich. Tickets needed?? ...follow this link:

10.- including entry, 2 drinks and assado, typical argentinean BBQ.

Looking foreward to meet you there, winter is coming!!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Zillertal biking

Mayrhofen - the perfect start for our 4 valley road bike tour:

Together with Häusl Stefan and Christina(who came with us the first 2000 vertical meters) we did all 4 valleys which start from Mayrhofen in one single day .

1. Schlegeis dam
2. Hintertux glacier
3. Zillergrund dam
4. Stillup dam

3756 vertical, 142km, 7h 20min... Hochfeiler north face in the back - good memories on my descent in 2005

This was an exhausting and very nice day, followed by a good Wiener Schnitzel and some beer...
Just 2 days later, me and Christina did like a small Zillertal crossing. This time with our mountain bikes and about 1500m higher. We started our tour from Schwaz up to Loassattel and down to the ski area Hochfügen. Then up again to Rastkogel hut from where super nice trails brought us down to Mayrhofen. The next day we biked up and down from Penken to Hintertux, up to Tuxerferner hut and again a fantastic trail to Schmirn and finally to Matrei. from Hochfügen to Mayrhofen

always looking for trails and lines for winter time...
just beautiful... ;)

Hintertuxer glacier in the back
trail to Schmirn

Monday, 18 July 2011

summer time

It`s all about biking, swimming, doing some exams for university and of course time for BBQ, surf trips and other funny stuff...

At the moment I bike a lot, road bike and downhill. Yesterday I went for a nice lap next to Kitzbühl and met the "Leopard Trek" cycling team. The guys who are not doing the Tour de france have a training camp around Kitzbühl. All of them were really friendly and I was allowed to follow them in their slipstream. Average speed 44km/h for 1,5 houres. More or less flat terrain and little bit up and down. Sure I was never that fast with my road bike...

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Burger TV # 4

Watch out for end of season session - Burger TV "old school session" min 03:20 ENJOY!!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

FWT Review RedBull TV

RedBull media sent a TV Crew to capture what happens on the Freeride World Tour. Nine 25min. episodes were broadcasted on the RedBull TV channel and can still be watched online in the RedBull mediathek. Here is the link to the "Season Review" edit - FWT 2011 in 25min. !! Click on the Logo!

I ended up 5. place in the Freeride World Tour OVERALL ranking. Top ranking was a 2. place at FWT Fieberbrunn, 4. FWT Verbier, 4. FWT Engadin... Was a great season with lot of fun and awesome riding - specially in Russia. Looking already foreward to next year!!

Thanks to my main sponsors SALEWA and FLOW/ Icetools for all the support!!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

face 2 face

How different things can look like... compare your self!

The big final of the Freeride World Tour has always been in Verbier, the mountain is called Bec des Rosses. Sometimes there is snow, sometimes not. The LINES are there all the time!!
red line = 2011, blue line 2010

Here my line at Verbier Xtreme 2011, unfortunately not 100% clean because I hit a rock or something in the lower part just while riding, but was fun anyway. Conditions were tricky this year, 20cm fresh snow and lot of rocks just covered a bit. We call it "sharks" ...they just wait to bit you!

Xavier de Le Rue took the same entry, think I managed this part little better ;) Again - compare your self...

Friday, 8 April 2011

Burger TV - Go Pro with the ZipSTAR

We all know how important it is to be in shape if you really wanna charge in the mountains. Therefore Burger, Joi and me took the chance to show you guys out there how you can improve your skills. What looks easy if we do it ;) is pretty hard work. Have fun watching!! Hahaha...

Burger TV episode 3 from Burger TV on Vimeo.

Share to your friends on FB etc. if you like it...

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

FWT Verbier Xtreme

4th place at the Verbier Xtreme - another time close to the podium at the Xtreme like in 2009!! I had a really good run all the way down, specially the upper part was great. I did a exposed drop into a steep and narrow snow field, followed by some clean stomped cliffs. Unfortunately in the lower part of my run I hit a rock or something just while riding and had a fall - No perfect run...

Nevertheless I`m super happy about the feedback I got from riders and judges. Xavier de Le Rue was thinking about a similar line at the top and watched me droping in, as he had a later BIB number. After he told me he was really impressed how fast and easy I managed this part. Yeahh!!

In the Freeride World Tour OVERALL ranking I ended up in 5th place! STOKED!!

The Worldchampion title 2011 goes to my friend Mitch Tölderer - congrats!! Mitch showed impressive riding the hole season, 2nd overall Flo Orley, 3rd Xavier de Le Rue. Mitch, Flo and I ride a lot together as we all live in the wonderfull city called Innsbruck, best place on earth ;) Seems like...

Verbier was great like always and the "Freeride World Tour end of season party" was lot of fun - see you all next year again!! Ohhhh yeaH !!

Watch "Verbier Best of"

Saturday, 19 March 2011

FWT Verbier Xtreme

BIG Final of the Freeride World Tour 2011 in Verbier, Switzerland. Once again I`m here and it still feels like a dream!! Only the top riders are qualified for this last event, being one of them is crazy! The hole village is ready, lots of side events are organized...
Yesterday we had face inspection and BIB draw. I`m starting with BIB 20, meaning 6th men as girls are starting first from the shoulder little further down. Right now it`s snowing, deep powder run down the Bec des Rosses guaranteed!!
Don`t miss the LIVE STREAM starting 10:30 on !!

riders meeting up on the mountain


Monday, 14 March 2011

FWT Fieberbrunn - 2nd place!!

For the first time a Freeride World Tour event took place in Austria, Fieberbrunn. Organization was perfect and lot of spectators came to watch the competition. Motivated from friends and family who came here, I could ride my line pretty much as planed and got 2nd place - Yeahhhhhhh !!!! Sharing the podium with my friend Mitch Tölderer with a similar choice of line, Stefan Häusl(1.) and Matthias "Hauni" Haunholder(3.) in Ski category made it a perfect "Austrian Freeride day" Congrats to all!!

impressive start gate
getting ready for the double drop
happy with a good run in the finish

Keep it up!! So stoked...

Specially here in Austria the media presence was insane. Sometimes it was actually not that easy to get everything done, as the main focus should stay on my run but everybody ask you for an interview etc. Nevertheless I really enjoyed that people seemed to be stoked from the show up on the mountain!

Now I am looking foreward to the big final in Verbier which is definitely the highlight in Freeride competitions! The legendary Bec des Rosses is a steep mountain with lots of rocks and so called "no fall zones" - no mistake allowed!
autograph session for next generation of freeriders -the rush didn`t stop, crazy!

Monday, 7 March 2011

FWT Russia

Sitting in the hotel and watching the snow flakes falling down... that is what we are doing today, as ski resort is closed because of too much snow! No joke, started this night and same forecast for the next days. Wish I could bring some snow back home, but exess package is just to expensive ;)

06:00 first gondola up on the mountain

Contest is done, got 6th place overall here in Russia. We have had two contest runs on different faces, an easy first day and an interesting venue for the second day. I ended up 7th place the first day and 3rd place yesterday. I`m happy about my run yesterday, first day was ok but it took me long to pick a line and finally I came to the start just 5 minutes before I had to drop in. Not perfect, but my fault...

my line - contest day 2

My friends Flo Orley and Mitch Tölderer got 1. and 2. place - yeahhh!!

The best run anyway was right after contest. Samuel Anthamatten, by the way winner in ski category - congrats!!! and me did an insane russian spine line. Terrain here offers crazy stuff, from magic treeruns to steep lines like in Alaska... it was super nice days here in Krasnaya Polyana!!! I`ll definitely come back!

"Doppelmayer" gondolas in Krasnya Polyana

Samuel and my "spine line" - so fucking good!!

riders meeting

Thursday, 3 March 2011

FWT Russia

Just arrived in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia for the next Freeride World Tour event. Today we could ride some really nice treeruns with 30cm fresh powder - I like :)

Due to safety reason we can`t go for the contest face which was planed, so idea is to have a first run on easy terrain tomorrow and a second contest day on Sunday. Both runs will count together.

I`m not very happy with the venue for tomorrow, but I`ll do my best to find a nice line...

Here some first impressions of the "russian adventure"

unbelieveable:!! Security check before getting in the gondola

constructions everywhere

russian military taking care of the mountains

no words needed...!!

1970`s or russia anno 2011: old school !!
Stefan gets some snack from the supermarket

dirty roads

steet flair...