Mat Schaer

Home country: Switzerland
Home town: Geneva
Home mountain: Champéry
Weight: 149 lbs
Shoe size: 9
Stance: 56cm, +18° / -6°


Standard setting splitboard freestyler and climate activist + 3x Absinthe Film's feature segments

About Mat

Where is your favorite place to snowboard and why?

I like to ride in the canton of Valais, located in the southwestern part of Switzerland. It is easily accessible by train from my hometown and has endless possibilities for resort riding, as well as for touring. The diversity of mountains there is huge, and due to its geographic location, there is always one side of the region that gets good snow conditions.

What has snowboarding or the mountains taught you?

The mountains have taught me humility, patience and perseverance. 

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

When Romain De Marchi, JP Solberg and Jules Reymond hit the famous Camel toe jump in Champéry for the Absinthe movie Neverland. It was really next level at that time and it would still be today. I was 18 years old at the time and when I went snowboarding in Champéry the following weekend I could see the jump and the tracks with my own eyes. I was really impressed by their performance.

What are you passionate about besides snowboarding?

Meteorology, climate science, surfing, climbing, biking

Mat's favorite gear

Ultra Mountain Twin – 160

"The Ultra Mountain Twin is the ideal all-around board. Whether riding lines, natural hits, backcountry kickers or even park, it is always on top of its game. I like that I don't need to know what kind of terrain I will ride during my next trip, I just take the Ultra Mountain Twin, and know it will be perfect."

Mountain Twin Split – 160

"When I ride the Mountain Twin split, I actually forget that I'm on a splitboard. The board is super fun to ride and very robust. I can literally do anything with it that I would do on a solid board, including big jumps."


"Comfortable, with good support and amazing response. All you need from a binding!"

Mat's gear of choice