It’s hard to say if snowboarding happened to Michi, or if Michi happened to snowboarding – either way – what is for sure is little planning went into what ever happened! Growing up in Pontrasina in the Engadine, Switzerland, one of Europe’s snowboarding Mecca’s, his early influences and riding partners included the likes of Swiss legends Michi Frü, Reto Lamm, Dani Sappa, Franco Furger and regular visitors like Terje Haakonsen, Max Perotti and David Vincent to the snow inundated region. Born with a silver snowboard in his mouth and bindings on his feet, his stylish, carefree, cheeky and creative riding style reflected his personality, equally at home in the icy pipes of Stratton or with big mountain freestyle. While Michi became a world recognized rider, the fame and focus rolled off his back like a duck and water, maintaining an innocent enthusiasm that underscored his ability not to ride a snowboard, simply feel at one with it. From topping the podiums of the World’s most prestigious contests, to heli drops on the World’s biggest mountains, or completely lost in the World’s biggest cities, his carefree nature always . Road trips with Michi were a guarantee of adventure, his response one time after driving off from a contest leaving $3,000 in prize money on the roof of his car, he said, “Oh well....”. One of the truest legends of the sport.