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 ambassador he gives valuable advices to the young generation in terms of tutorials as well as season end weekends on the mountains.