I've started snowboarding because of my father. He did regional races and after I begged him a long time he put me on a Snowboard the first time when I was five years old. My dad often took me to the training with our Team - the Snow Devils - and so I learned snowboarding through the gates from the beginning. With eight years I could do my first race and arrived second – of two. :)
I always had a lot of fun at training and got also always faster in the gates. After some successes in junior races I decided to go to the Sports school at Mals. Because of the more intensive training there soon I could celebrate my first victory in a FIS-race. Two years later, with one victory and six podiums, I managed it to win the Overall Europa Cup.
So the way to World Cup was free. I’m now racing in this highest and most important category since 2011 and every year I try to improve myself as much as possible to get under the World’s best Snowboarder as soon as possible.