Victor de Le Rue

Home country: France
Home town: Capbreton
Home mountain: Val Thorens
Weight: 167 lbs
Shoe size: 9
Stance: 56cm, +15° / +3°

       

Cutting edge backcountry freestyler + 2019 Freeride World Tour Champion

About Victor

Where is your favorite place to snowboard and why?

I really love to ride on the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix. You take a gondola and from there you have gravity access to some of the gnarliest runs of your life. You can also tour out further to find a ton of other amazing terrain. 

What has snowboarding or the mountains taught you?

The mountains are so attractive to me.  I just love the feeling of being out there, whether winter or summer. Every single alpine adventure I do makes me a better and happier person. I just can't get enough mountain time!

Tell us about one incredible or influential snowboarding achievement or moment.

Filming the Frozen Mind movie was a huge accomplishment for me. We rode pretty hard around the glaciers of Chamonix and Saas Fee hitting big jumps over seracs and some steep exposed lines. I am super proud of that film. I was also really happy to win the Freeride Wold Tour in 2019. I wanted a new challennge and to discover another aspect of snowboading so I asked for a tour wild card spot. I has no idea what to expect and fell in my first contest. But I learned from my mistakes and from there I won two stops and podiumed two others which made me World Champ!

What are you passionate about besides snowboarding?

I really love to be outdoors and pushing myself in the mountains. When i'm not snowboarding I am rock climbing, paragliding, surfing or skateboarding.

Victor's favorite gear

Aviator 2.0 – 162

"I'm blown away by the new Aviator 2.0. The pop, edge lock and stability are unlike anything I've ever ridden. This is my ultimate freeride board and the perfect board for shredders who love the power of riding full camber."

Ultra Solution – 161

"The Ultra Solution is epic! I love how it turns and it feels really solid torsionally."

Apollo

"Best bindings i've ever ridden! They are really comfortable and the shape of the highback is super awesome. I have great board feel and control riding the Apollo."

Victor's gear of choice