About me

Name: Manuela Mandlsmall_portait_manuela_photographer-saul-ferguson
Place: Innsbruck, Wien/ Austria
Sponsors: Julbo Eyewear, Furberg Snowboards, Penguin Clothing, Pieps, Icetools, Mons Royale, Pow Gloves, Mawaii

Supported by the Viennese Ski Club – WSV since 2015

Contact: manuela.mandl@gmx.net

Feel free to contact me if you wanna talk about snow conditions, nice runs in the area or just want to have a chat! I’ll promise to answer as fast as possible!

Find me on facebook: Manuela Mandl Winterlife

Snowboarder competing in the FreerideWorldTour 2017/2018/2019, Category Snowboard Women. Qualification through the FreerideWorldQualifierSeries Europe(2016 and 2017).

Passionate about splitboarding, alpinism, surfing, mountainbiking and architecture.

Moving Images:

Movie: Volcanic Kingdom – Iceland 2017

About

Born, raised and still living part of the year in Vienna, I was lucky enough to spend all my winter vacations as a scholar in the mountainrange called ‘Schladminger Tauern’ in Styria/Austria. My family owns a holiday hut there, and we kids would race the local bottom lift from dusk till dawn.

At the age of 14 I changed from skiing to snowboarding and fell in love with that feeling of flowing free, despite blue knees, a blue butt and multible heavy crashes during my first attempts.

Aged 16 local friends took me along to snowboard down the South Wall of Dachstein, which is the most eastern Glacier of the Alps, through the Schwadrinn route, which included a mandatory drop at that time. I was scared to death snowboarding in No Fall Zones, didn’t own the right equipment, but after the first round wanted to go up again immediatly.

I was hooked by the greatness of mountain scapes up high, the exposure to the elements and the immersion during powder turns. In those moments, when I’m in a big line or cruising a turn, I feel free and completely present in the moment.

Over the years I aquired a profound knowledge about mountain safety, avalanche risks and alpinism through a diverse range of courses with different mountain guides, saac camps, ISTA and courses at university.

Right now a big part of my efforts during winter go into competing on FreerideWorldTour Competitions, where I enjoy travelling to remote places with a tightly knit community of international riders sharing the same passion. Rider Profile

At the same time I produce movies and edits trying to inspire people to explore the great outdoors during winter.

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Movie: Hisslös – Loslassen:

http://www.freeride.co.uk/video/39403/

Edits on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user9839746

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One response to “About me

  1. Hi there! Thanks for liking my posts and giving time to my blog. You have a great blog and the photographs are just amazing. It must be great living in a country full of snow. It was nice meeting you, looking forward reading your posts.

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