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, 162

I love the Aviator's camber and flex. It feels really solid on edge or in the air. The Traction Tech edges are also really awesome for traversing over exposure.  - Victor de Le Rue

Ultra Solution, 161

"The Ultra Solution is epic! I love how it turns and it feel really solid torsionally."  - Victor de Le Rue

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 de Le Rue

Victor's gear of choice