DATE OF BIRTH: 19.02.1977
RESIDING IN: Krattingen
FAVORITE SPOT: Laax
DISCIPLINE: Snowboard Pipe / Park /Powder
RIDING SINCE: 1989
Snow-covered mountains, Winter landscape, Nature
Dead batteries, whether it is myself or my devices
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
Passed drivers license
Winning Gold at the Olympics in Nagano
Starting a family
Laax Crap Show, Laax the Movie, various projects with my sponsor Seat
Gian Simmen is a legend to Swiss snowboarding. With his win at the Olympics 1998 in Nagano, the initial snowboard event under the roof of the five rings, the down-to-earth man from Krattingen became a renowned national hero overnight.
However, confining him to this one victory would be a huge mistake. Since his retirement from his active contest and professional career he acted as a host, winter sports expert and commentator for TV broadcasts. In his work as a perspactives.com ambassador he gives valuable advices to the young generation in terms of tutorials as well as season end weekends on the mountains.