“From waves to snowflakes; the earth-first style master“
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 62 kg
Boots Size: 9 US
Snowboarding since age 6, on a photo shoot in Greenland with legends Serge Vitelli and Bertrand Denervaud as a 7-year old, and a fully sponsored pro before his 11th birthday, Mathieu Crepel’s career spans more than a quarter of a century. Winner of a coveted Crystal Globe as FIS Halfpipe World Champion in 2005, inaugural Ticket To Ride World Snowboard Tour champion in 2006 and the first ever snowboarder to land a Switch BS 1260 in competition on his way to first place finishes in Big Air and Halfpipe at the FIS World Championships in 2007, he’s the most accomplished competitive freestyle snowboarder to ever emerge from the slopes of France. He also represented France in the Winter Olympics at Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010 and took home an X-Games silver medal in Tignes in 2010. In 2016, he won the main event and the switch contest at the 30th edition of the Legendary Banked Slalom in Mt. Baker… riding a swallowtail. He has also starred in numerous snowboard films including a memorable part in Aesthetica by world renowned Standard Films.
TELL US ABOUT A STAND-OUT MOMENT FROM YOUR SNOWBAORD CAREER.
There’s been a few but I guess wining the mt baker legendary bank slalom and having my name next to the legends of snowboarding is pretty amazing!
WHEN YOU'RE NOT SNOWBOARDING, WHAT DO YOU LOVE DOING?
I love being outdoors, whether surfing, paragliding, foiling, biking, hiking… Anything that connects me with nature and gives me the thrill I also get when I’m snowboarding
WHAT'S A PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WISH YOU HAD WHEN YOU STARTED OUT SNOWBOARDING?
Learn how to properly turn before anything else, this will give you the board control you need to make everything else easier.