Name: Manuela Mandl
Place: Innsbruck, Wien/ Austria (Portrait in “Madame Wien“)
Sponsors: Gurgl/Ötztal, ABS Airbags, Julbo Eyewear, PYUA Ecorrect Outerwear, Furberg Snowboards, Zanier Gloves , Pieps, Mons Royale, Mawaii
Supported by the Viennese Ski Club – WSV since 2015
Feel free to contact me if you wanna talk about snow conditions, nice runs in the area or cooperations!
Follow me on Instagram: @manuelamandl
Find me on facebook: Manuela Mandl Winterlife
Snowboarder competing in the FreerideWorldTour 2017/2018/2019/2021/2022, Category Snowboard Women. Qualification through the FreerideWorldQualifierSeries Europe(2016 and 2017). Injured for season 2020.
Passionate about splitboarding, alpinism, surfing, mountainbiking and architecture. Interested in politics, feminism, empowerment for the Outdoors.
Ambassador for Protect Our Winters Austria/Athlete Alliance, Exploristas.at, Platz für Wien
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.
Edits on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user9839746