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„Snowboarding has so many different aspects. Ride pow, explore mountains, build and ride backcountry jumps. There is a lot to learn and to venture, to share this with friends is what makes it so special.

We spent two nights in a mountain hut in the lower Engadin where we witnessed the nicest sunsets and sunrises, enjoying the quietness of the mountains and good company.

With the Rumantsch off voice and music, we add a spark of the story and language from the place we call home.”

📽 Corsin Näff @cnaeff

🎵 Pascal Gamboni

🏂 Sina Candrian & Elena Könz

& friends: Etienne Dumoulin, Célina Fehr, Gianna Könz, Noah Eichenberger, Riet Könz, Simi Geisser, Valerie Schlieper


PASS PER PASS a short films series about snowboarding in the Lower Engadin, in the Swiss Alps.

“This episode takes Celia Petrig and myself to my homeresort Scuol. From steep lines to slush party. Even if the conditions are not perfect, we enjoy going out there and snowboard till the snow melts away.

With the Rumantsch off voice and music, we add a spark of the story and language from the place we call home. ”

Film & edit: Corsin Näff

Music: Ursina & Bibi Vaplan

Riders: Celia Petrig & Elena Könz


PASS PER PASS patches available on Elena Könz – Aufnäher “Pass per pass”

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PASS PER PASS a short films series about freeriding in the Lower Engadin, in the Swiss Alps.

“In this episode we’re exploring a special place in the Lower Engadine mountains. We’d like to share this unique experience with you. Spend the evenings at the camp fire, hike through a forest of age-old Swiss stone pines, scale an untouched culuoir – always on the lookout for pow.

With the Rumantsch off voice and music, we add a spark of the story and language from the place we call home.”

📽 Oli Schümperlin

🎵 Mattiu Defuns

🏂 Gianna Könz, Lukas Landold, Thomas Landolt & Elena Könz



Elena has been on the West team for six years now! She is not only a talented snowboarder but also a creative painter! We are excited to launch the FACE TO FACE “capsule” including one unique snowboard, 10 prints printed by @sergelowrider and 15 long sleeve shirts produced on environmentally friendly garments.

All benefits of the “face to face” project will be donated to the NGO “SKATEISTAN”, which empowers children through skateboarding and education in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Learn more about “skateistan” HERE FACE to Face “capsule”

HEROES – Women in Snowboarding

Being part of this great book dedicated to women in snowboarding means a lot to me. Definitely a book you don‘t want to miss on your coffee table! 288 pages with inspiring stories and the best photos by Jérome Tanon.

As a kid I used to sit in front of my window drawing pictures of the Engadin mountains. The same mountains where I later found my love for snowboarding. Drawing and Snowboarding were the two hobbies that meant the most to me when I grew up. However, for a long time the two passions remained separate worlds. Often in life I was told what is right and what is wrong, how I should be and act. That I should stop snowboarding and do more art, or that I was behaving like a „boy“.
I’m lucky that by rebelling against this pressure I found places where the pursuit of unique style is valued and even promoted. Simultaneously I had the chance to meet numerous brave and interesting people who inspired me to become what felt right. After years pursuing the two passions I start to see more and more similarities between them. For both, it is about the creation of movement, resulting in forms which give each human a unique style, independent of gender and background.

Studies of THE LINE

A3 prints on natural paper I & II


Originals A5 painted with charcoal, black paint water and snow

Studies of THE LINE I


Studies of THE LINE II

SEASON at HOME 2018 / 19

Last season I was mainly snowboarding at home in Switzerland. It was one oft he best winters I had. Enjoy!

Edited by Elena Koenz

Music by Sono


In this short Film “IL DAT ALB” – “the white cube” Elena Könz shows us a creative approach to two of her passions – snowboarding and art. In collaboration with the skiresort Motta Naluns/Scuol she had the opportunity to create a park line – the “Dragon Line”.


P: PeakFrames

Together with the artist Rips1 (Linus von Moos) Elena painted the obstacles for the line with shapes of a dragon (a recurrent animal form in Elena’s artwork). Elena makes a statement in using only obstacles she upcycled from the skiresorts old stock with the help from the shapers of the snowpark.

Elena Könz – „To ride on my own art in the white cube of nature is a dream come true.“

For more information @jibberleni

Presented by Engadin-Scuol-Zernez Tourismus and Bergbahnen Scuol AGFilm and Edit by PeakFrames GmbH

Audio and Sounddesign by Brauereisound GmbH

Produced by Elena Könz

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P: Corsin Näff


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Spirits Of The Cedars

Being one of the oldest countries in the world, Lebanon is despite her small-scaled dimensions a remarkable intriguing country that needs to be visited more than once. Without prejudice and recognition alone. Why? You don’t know, until you go.

MVD MEDIA @mirtewashere-2026

Three women on boards – Mirte van Dijk (NL), Elena Koenz (CH) and Valerie Schlieper (D) – visited the most historical places of the country: from mountaintop to seaside. They met with local athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who told them about history, culture and politics.

MVD MEDIA @mirtewashere-1466

The Cedars ski resort lies at the end of the holy valley: the Qadisha Valley. In this area you will find the oldest Cedar forest of the world, the Cedars of God. You can do some snowboarding, mountainbiking and surfing all in one day. The people around here have a story of their own and one of these stories lies here in the Cedars of God.

Media Contact:

Nikita Clothing / Lebanese Wanderers


Organizer & Producer: Lebanese Wanderers, Producer: Sari Haddad Production, Assistant: Jad Rizkallah, Idea and Concept: Jan Bakker, Director of Photography: Ed Yazbek, Drone Operator: Carlos Haidamous, Main Camera: Michel Fakhoury, Editor: Seb Jam, Photography & Editorial: Mirte Van Dijk