XAVIER DE LE RUE

THE OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR FOR WSD 2013!

XAVIER DE LE RUE

2012 AWARDS

  • “Best guts” award  at the reels festival 2012
  • Transworld Magazine stand out performance of the year

2010 AWARDS

  • World Champion on the Freeride World Tour
  • Transworld Magazine stand out performance of the year
  • Awarded for Standout part of the year at Transworld Rider Poll Award

2009 AWARDS

  • World Champion on the Freeride World Tour
  • Swatch ONeill Big Mountain Pro - Overall Winner
  • Freeride World Tour Verbier Extreme (CH) - Winner
  • Best Line (Ski and Snowboard) of the Freeride World Tour
  • Winner of the Freeride World Tour in Tignes (FR)
  • Freeride World Tour in Sochi (RUS) - 2nd
  • Freeride World Tour in Squaw Valley (USA) - 3rd
  • SBX FIS Vice World Champion
  • Snowboarder Magazine Big Mountain of The Year

2008 AWARDS

  • World Champion on the Freeride World Tour
  • Swatch ONeill Big Mountain Pro - 2nd
  • Best Line (Ski and Snowboard) of the Freeride World Tour
  • Winner of the Freeride World Tour in Tignes (FR)
  • Freeride World Tour in Sochi (RUS) - 2nd
  • Oxbow Back to the Powder in Tignes (FR) - Winner

2007 AWARDS

  • Swatch ONeill Big Mountain Pro- Winner
  • Freeride World Tour Verbier Extreme (CH) - Winner
  • Swatch ONeill Big Mountain Pro - Overall Winner
  • Boarder-X World Championship - Winner
  • born
    BORN
    • JULY 1, 1979
    • FRENCH
  • philosophy
    PHILOSOPHY
    • Discover the mountain trhough snowboarding
  • specialities
    SPECIALITIES
    • Big Mountain Snowboarding
    • Fast & Furious
  • movie part
    FILMS HIGHLIGHTS
    • Mission Antartic
    • Transworld Snowboarding

This year once again, we are lucky enough to work with a world-renowned rider. Following the charismatic Anne-Flore Marxer in 2012, Xavier De Le Rue, currently known as the best freerider on the planet , happily agreed to be the ambassador for this 8th edition. This mountain enthusiast wanted to support WSD; he explained that, “it is an honor to be ambassador for this day where snowboarders across the planet will go out riding at the same time to celebrate our sport".

"Everyone should discover the mountains through snowboarding, there’s nothing quite like it!”

His involvement will undoubtedly maintain the event’s already strong momentum and build greater awareness for World Snowboard Day.

First and foremost Xavier De Le Rue is a mountain lover and this is at the core of all he does. In his heart he is a freerider - and spends his time in the powder whenever conditions allow. His love and skills for both powder and big mountain riding have achieved wide recognition, and Xavier recently received two major awards from the snowboarding scene: “ Stand Out of the Year ” from TransWorld SNOWboarding Rider Poll during SIA at Denver, and Snowboarder Magazine’s “ Big Mountain Rider of The Year .”

But being incredibly successful in competition - winning multiple snowboard cross world championship titles and X Games gold medals - cannot be ignored. Three years in succession Xavier was the snowboard freeride world champion, and was twice awarded 'best line' of the freeride world tour (snowboard and ski). This snowboarding racer and freestyler background combined with his love for the mountain give him the feeling and technical abilities he needs to ride the natural terrain to the full - whether pillow, minigulf, cliff drop or tight couloirs.

With snowboarding, true recognition comes through filming freeride action. It’s been the main focus in the last 4 years after the start of Xaviers web series Timeline that has led to a series of widely recognized films. The most recent project have led Xavier and his crew to the Antarctic Peninsula and the swiss Alps in the search for the perfect steep lines in a fully Alpine style

Based in Verbier, Switzerland during the winter when not on the road for filming or competition, Xavier returns home to the Pyrenees for the summer months. Off skis it is important to him to spend time with his family, and to enjoy climbing, surfing and mountain biking.

Filming Highlights

2012 – white noise by timeline films
2012 – 2112 by standard films
2011 – this is my winter by timeline films
2011 – videograss
2011 – TB20 by standard films
2010 - Deeper by TGR
2010 - The Storming by Standard Films
2010 - Follow me down by Relentless (Lives of the artists 2)
2009 - Black Winter by Standard Films, Lives of the Artist by Relentlessentergy.com
2008 - Aesthetica by Standard Films
2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003 - Nuit de la glisse
2004 - The ultimate round

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