What does your dream line look like?
OK, when I close my eyes here’s what I see: Deep, steep and stable rebound powder, no rollovers but lots of spines to ride. After the spines the run goes into a nice windlip to slash then a few more big fast turns into a good takeoff for a solid cliff. Then another three big turns a little out of the sluffline followed by a fun double-drop. The run finishes with some nice rollers, at least one on my toeside and another on my heelside...
How do you train for snowboarding?
Beside all the other sports I do like surfing, mountain biking, and climbing, I developed my own training program for snowboarding over the last few years. The focus is on physical and mental skills you need to ride strong. I do a lot of balance exercises and functional movements in my training to gain strength that I can really use when riding. You can find out more about my training program at www.goprofitnesstraining.com.
What is one lesson you learned in the backcountry recently?
Even in a bad phase of snowconditions and snowpack it can be worth to go out and reevaluate the situation, sometimes the situation is changing faster then you would think and its better then you thought it would be.