SEASON RECAP 16/17: GIAN SIMMEN

Let’s continue with our Season Recaps. This time we look back to an eventful winter together with Gian Simmen.

Hey Gian! Could you tell us how your season 16/17 was and what was your personal highlight?

For sure, a highlight was my 40th birthday that I celebrated on a mountain with my family. In addition to that I made myself a video present with 40 different tricks, which was even very well received internationally

The start into the season was very slow, because there was no snow for a long time. Only at Christmas we were able to open the park in Grindelwald, which I have been responsible for since this season.

In January, I was able to comment for Swiss television the Laax Open and in January I also spent three days with Seat in Ambri to drift in the snow. Here’s the proof.

Successful events and photo shootings followed in February, unfortunately, only the powder remained…

In the Spanish spring, I was able to accompany the Freestyle World Championship as an expert for Swiss television in March.

We rebuilt our park for the end of the season.

Another highlight was the launching party of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in Zurich with good people and a great show.

But the most important thing was that I finished my 28th season on the snowboard accident-free and with lots of fun!

What about your goals for the next season?

Just a lot on the board and hopefully cruise some powder. Additionally, I would like to accompany the Olympic Games in Korea as an expert for the Swiss TV. On the other hand, I would like to push the Snowpark in Grindelwald.

We are looking forward to the next season and we wish you all the best. But for now some of your Top 3 Rankings…

Top 3 Ski spots of the past season

Laax
Grindelwald
Crans Montana

Top 3 meals on the mountain

Snickers
Sandwich (Ham with dark bread, selfmade)
Birchermuesli

Top 3 Video Parts of the season

Too many people made good edits to choose only three

Top 3 trend tricks 16/17

Knuckletricks
Tucknees

Top 3 fashion trends (good/bad) of the season

I do not follow any trends and everyone should come to the mountain as they wants..

Top 3 activities in the summer

Skateboarding
Mountainbike
Fitness

Top 3 items that you lost during

I have never lost something :)

Top 3 sports (besides Snowboarding)

Skateboarding
Breakdance
Surfing

Top 3 Apps on your smartphone

Instagram
Mail
Whats App

Top 3 Songs on your smartphone

Sektion Chuchikästli: I Han
Rage Against the Machine: Bombtack
Such a Surge: Gegen den Strom

Thanks, Gian!