For more than 15 years now, Swiss national team member Nevin Galmarini has been snowboarding. When his dad, who was a passionated windsurfer, and his brother Arno tried the new hype on the slope, young Nevin of course wanted to follow and quickly fell in love with what he was doing on snow - despite the fact that he was still in ski boots on his first F2 board and the only one in school for a long time.
Ever since, he has been into carving but also likes to go for some jibbing runs, too. Maybe this is why Nevin is able to think out of the box and sees some kind of bigger picture.
“I love both aspects of snowboarding almost equally. Needless to say that I take my freestyle equipment on powder days. I also try to hit the park as much as I can.
"Pushing myself, jibbing the park and be creative with my buddies is something I wouldn't miss,” explains the Olympian.
However, there is only one thing he wants to do contest-wise: “To me, there's only one choice for competition: race boarding! It's a pure sport and the faster guy wins, no judges.
Making his second Olympic appearance, Galmarini won silver at the 2014 Sochi Games.
- 2014 Sochi Olympics (PGS) - silver
- 2010 Vancouver Olympics (PGS) - 17th