We started snowboarding as a family in the mid 80ies, something that wasn‘t really common back then. And we are still riding together as a family, three generations united by one activity!
We have been actively involved in shaping snowboarding in different ways, and as a bigger family we try to add even more!
And we hope to continue to work with others in boardsports. By creating content, by improving infrastructure for kids, collaborating on products, by doing esigns … there is still a lot that can be done!
We think it’s important to be actively involved, we’re not pushing the kids to do things but try to serve as role models. Snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing are part of our DNA, that‘s probably why it works out in the end.
No matter what we do, we do it because we want to. Not because someone tells us to. And it’s great to be in touch with other people who think the same way.
By documenting our family activities and sharing some background stories we hope to inspire other families to go out and share their life with their kids.
This guy was the heart and soul of the family, he is the one who introduced us all to snowboarding. In ’85 he bought his first snowsurfer after skiing for 2 decades, and never ever touched a ski ever since.
The former skiing instructor picked up her first snowboard in 1986, event competed in one contest in 1989 but slowed down after a serious injury in the early 90ies.
Ingeborg took a break from snowboarding after 2007, but stepped back on board to ride with the grandkids!
In ’90 she picked up her first alpine board,
changed for a freestyle board shortly after. She worked as snowboard instructor for a couple of seasons before competing for some years.
The mother of three is a maker and creative gamechanger, empowering women and children!
Started snowboarding in 1986 with 11 years and competed the first contest in ’88. Over the years he won countless national events, but retired from professional snowboarding after a series of shoulder injuries.
Picking up a snowboard in 1988 was quite late for the then 12 years old boy, but he definately made up for this with back to back seasons of 100+ riding days over the last years.
His skateboarding and snowboarding skills led to several top 3 results in competitions and various video parts in the late 90ies, early 2000s.
He started in 1987 at the age of 2.5 years, on a selfmade board built by Dieter!
He’s still riding even if his job in Vienna doesn’t allow for a lot of days on snow.
The oldest kid got her first board the day before her 3rd birthday, and as she grows she discovers big mountain riding as her favorite!
The middle kid benefits from starting really young, she was 17 months old when she got her first board (because the older sister already had one). Wally loves trying new tricks and is a versatile rider!
Ferry started when he was 21 months old, he has a unique way of riding and coming up with unexpected moves!
The little one stepped on a board at about 1 year, and at the age of 4 he started to join the whole family also on powder days!
A full timeline of our history in snowboarding is in the works … coming soon!