… is born in 1979 and grew up in zurich/ch. after some years riding in laax he moved to haute-nendaz/ch which still is his home resort. haute-nendaz is part of the 4valleys ski resort – a Mecca for freeriders.
besides being a professional freerider for nearly 10 years, raphael is a technical director ssbs for snowboard schools and a swiss snowsports professional bbt (ie qualified ski and snowboard instructor).
raphael has always been fascinated by nature and the search for new limits. he encounters the dangers in the mountain with a lot of respect for nature, professionalism and the necessary equipment and would like to sensitize other freeriding adepts to the risks of this sport.
the joy and the energy raphael derives from nature can be seen in his attractive, dynamic and creative riding.