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2017 Season Highlights
My season highlight was the last line of the season at the same time. We were exploring Oksfjord, the far northern corner of the Scandinavian mountain range in May. The snow conditions were really difficult and we thought that all is lost already until we stumbled upon one valley that was way colder than others and found a beautiful couloir which I rode in the middle of the night with the best snow of the season.
Favorite Jones Boards
I mostly ride the Solution 61 and Flagship 61 because they are great for all-terrain and conditions. If I know the conditions will be special, like in Japan, I ride the Hovercraft Split 56 and for more freestyle terrain I use the Mountain Twin 57. The Hovercraft is the best in deep pow and for pillow bouncing!
Why do you love to backcountry snowboard?
I love to explore and I love fresh snow. Every line and zone are different so you always get a new perspective on snowboarding wherever you go in the backcountry.
What's one lesson or reminder you learned in the backcountry recently?
I keep being reminded that you can’t force the conditions, you just have to make the best out of them. Conditions can be an obstacle or an opportunity - It is just the way you look at them. Always check the weather forecast and data as well as possible. It improves your day success changes!
What's your dream line look like?
A concave face filled with features that ends in a forest filled with pillows and gullies.
What do you look for in a line when your analyzing shreddability vs danger?
Snowpack of course and the weather, current and recent days. Are the snow conditions variable within the line? What are the safety spots and how is the outrun if something does go wrong. I try to figure out the consequences if something goes wrong and the probability for it. And of course if it's going to be a fun ride or sketchy slipping and sliding. It's a combination of assessing risks and gains.
What inspires you to keep snowboarding?
Nature and conditions that are always unique on a given moment. When all things line up perfectly there is nothing better, moments to live for. And then there is the continuous search of new lines, spots and mountains - the joy of discovery.

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My Setup

Aviator
Solution Splitboard
Higher 30L R.A.S. Backpack
Aviator Splitboard