Guides of our mountains

Samuel Zurbriggen

September 1984, accompanies the guests since September 2010

„The fascination of freeriding for me is that, unlike ski touring, you don’t have tired legs and can enjoy the descent even more. You really get into a flow that is simply intoxicating.“

Felix Maurhofer

January 1964, mountain guide since 1997

 

 

«Freeride is for me like dancing on snow. It’s got everything, from Tango to Rock’n’Roll.»

 

Serge Thélin

February 1979, mountain guide since 2006

« What I like about freeriding is the speed and beauty of the lines in good company »

 

 

Arthur Bucher

 July 1989, mountain guide aspirant for 1 year.

 

 

„Drawing beautiful curves in powdery snow gives me great pleasure, especially when it is shared!“

 

Patrick Guillaume

December 1974

Snow patrol since 2002
UIAGM guide since 2014

Lives and works at Alpes d’Huez and at La Grave.

„Passionate Freeskier I’ve always skied everywhere, mostly in Switzerland.“ 

 

Manuel Froidevaux

September 1985

Guide since 2018

„Fascination for freeride: on beautiful powder days, I always try to go freeriding, because that’s when you really get to experience the pleasure of pure skiing. Every time a day like this comes along, you feel very privileged.“

 

Pro-Riders

Milon Favre

 A steep slope snowboarder with many first runs through the Alps, Peru and Pakistan. And now also Powsurfer with 4 years of experience.
Milon is also the founder of the Milon Snowboards brand, which this year will merge with the other local Diablerets Forest Snowboards brand.

Mikiel Chevallay

I’m a young man from Switzerland passionate by Freeride skiing. I’d like to realize my dream and live from my passion one day, throughout hard training, competitions and content production. I’m in love with what I’m actually doing and I hope to continue enjoying life while riding the mountains and working hard to achieve my goals.

Dimitri Charrière

In the mid-1990s, Dimitri was one of the first in the world to become a professional Freeskier. Dimitri has no equal in this field, after 24 years of career, still on his skis at the highest level. In his spare time, he is a ski instructor, a freeski coach and an official judge certified by the Association of Professional Freeskiers & the International Ski Federation. He is now part of the management team of the Alaïa.ch project which is the largest training center for action sports in Europe.

Anthony Holland

41 year old, from Leysin. I have been professional snowboarder for almost 15 years and I retired from competition 5 years ago. Working as  carpenter now.

Sylvain Nicolier

Sylvain Nicolier or Suisse moi, is a traveller who makes video challenges all over the world. After winning traditional wrestling matches in Togo, eating the most improbable things in the world, rollerblading down the Gilbraltar rock and finally snowboarding in Lausanne, he will be in Les Diablerets, because the glacier is after all the best place in the world to be.

Sven Mermod

Sven is the ultimate ski freerider. He embodies smooth riding, speed control and aggressive movement.

Born in the heart of the Swiss Alps, he grew up between the forest and the peaks. Like a mountain goat, he climbs to the summit and goes down faster than ever.

Jeremy Pernet

Skier from Les Diablerets, I know the Glacier 3000 like the back of my hand. After many years of competition, it is naturally that I turned towards Freeriding and the mountains.

I like ski touring and discovering new regions in Switzerland and around the world with my skis.

Sascha grew up on skis, his parents had a holiday home in the mountains, the next lift was not far away. So it came that Sascha completed his first ski race at the age of six. 15 years later, with some FIS races in his backpack, it was crystal clear to him that the best skiing would not take place on the slopes but next to them.
Since then some snow has fallen and melted, Sascha became Freerider Pro, started at some Freeride Worldtour (IFSA) and Redbull Snowthrills in Europe and North America and skied cross on WC level. Since 2004 Sascha also runs his own Bike & Freeski shop „Free-Mountain“ in Thun