Category Archives: Trips around the world

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

4th place at the World Cup in Istanbul 2014

For the first ever FIS big air world cup we went with the swiss snowboard freestyle team to Istanbul. I’m verry happy to end up 4th place in this competition.

Because of a crash in the training my foot was hurting. I’m glad for all the support of trainers an physio that made it possible for me to take part at the contest and qualifie for the finals. It was a nice trip and a great experience.

Check out this little edit of the swiss snowboard teamstream:

A little report on SRF:

Now I’ll enjoy a quiet Christmas with my family and let my foot recover fast to be back on snow soon!!!

Summer 2014 | About mountains and the ocean

Some of my favorite analogue pictures I took during this Summer.

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2nd at the Pleasure Jam 2014

To end up second at the Pleasure Jam was a great start into my season! We had three good days in Austria with mostly good weather and a great park. Check out a recap of my runs here:

Photo: Roland Haschka

Cheers 🙂 After a good day with Kristiina Nisula

First Spring Days

After snow was gone here in Switzerland we decided to do a trip to Barcelona and visit a friend there. It was awesome to explore the city by bike, do some skateboarding and to swim in the sea.

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New skatebowl @ Mar Bella


Photo: Ursina Willi @ Park Guel


Cruising with the Bike through the Barcelona.


Back home in Chur. Grill, chill and a first swim in the cold wather @ Cresta lake


Drinking beer with a nice view over Zurig.


Then for the weekend off to Basel. Meeting friends and skteboarding.


Photo: Vanessa Udriot

Really looking forward to this summer and more days like this!!!

My road to the third place at the Grand Prix in Copper, my ticket to Sochi!

This year I went once again to America to snowboard in December. I could travel with the Swiss snowboard team. Some friends of mine and I did a three day stopover in New York. We had a blast checking out the big city. I also liked the one day trip to Brooklyn a lot. Shopping in vintage shops, walking around the streets chilling in coffees and rooftop bars, drawing my friends in a restaurant.

After those days in NY we went on to Colorado. It was nice to be back there again. We spent three good weeks snowboarding and training.

Check out this small video of a training session in Woodward where we went training indoor on a bad weather day:

During the last days of our stay in America we took part at the Grand Prix in Copper, a Freestyle World Cup. My goal was to get there a top-10 result to approve my spot for taking part in Sochi. 
I was really happy that I landed my second run in the qualification and that I made it together with my team mate Isabel Derungs to the finals. 
Just one day before our travel home we could start in the finals. It was a bit windy first, but the weather cleared up so it was fun to ride. I landed my first run and then also my second run with a backflip, a fs 360° and a bs 540° over the jumps. It was really nice that I ended up in the third place. This was my first podium on a World Cup. Isa also did well and got second.

Read more in German here:

The next day we took the flight home to Switzerland. I arrived at Christmas evening home to Vnà, where my parents live. It was a big surprise for me, that the people of my hometown had organized a small party to celebrate my qualification to Sochi. Even the radio was there to make a live interview with me. Although I was a bit shocked in the beginning it was awesome to meet everyone and to celebrate!!!


The Wet Shoes Crew Spring Trip. Spring days in Laax and Livigno

The last days in Laax during the spring session where really good like usually. It was fun to jib the rails and the Kickers with friends. This is a short video I made with the video material of me training during this days. I made some 720, a crazy bail and some new tricks on the rails.

Chris Dähler, a photographer I work with, was shooting with us. We where riding the Park in Laax but also build a crazy slush Kicker in the backcountry.

After the park closed in Laax I went to Livigno to ride there for some more days. Also with Chris and the wet shoes crew (as we named ourselves because of our permanently wet shoes).

Livigno was awesome, blue bird, big jumps and pizza every day. In the afternoons we built some own stuff and shoot it in the evening. After that we tried to dry the snowboard boots with the hotel hair-drier went to funny bars ore did apero in the hotel.

Between all shoveling the time in Livigno felt like an amazing holliday in Italy. But Shoveling was worth it!

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I’m also stoked that Völkl could use some pictures Chris did of me in the Mottolino Snowpark in during the days in Livigno for an Ad.