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All my life has been linked to the snow. I started skiing when I was four years old on the Pyrenees where I grew up as an alpine racer. I raced until I became a ski instructor and started to travel around the world discovering the potential of other disciplines such as freestyle and freeride while following the snow. Now I can say that the mountains and the snow are my whole life: my job, my passion, where I push my limits, where I feel home...

Homebase

Zermatt, Switzerland.

Sponsors

ORTOVOX, Head Spain and Avarest.

Goals

Improve my 6th European (10th general) position on the FWQ two years ago.

Why Ortovox?

To be safe and warm in the mountains. Nothing better!!!!

Favorite Summit

All those where you need a bit of effort to be on the top and where the landscapes are astonishing. Reaching the top is one of the best feelings.

Best Descent

The North Face Chilean Freeskiing Championship 4* 2013, for being my first freeride competition of my life and getting the 2nd position. Otherwise, all descents with deep snow and sun with my best powder friends.

Safety Tip

Ride with those you trust and respect the mountains. Get informed with the avalanche bulletins, check the snow conditions and make a plan for ascent and descent.

Achievements

Latest results this winter:- 1rst Jam Extrem FWQ3* (AND)- 3rd Open Faces Obergurgl-Hochgurgl FWQ4* (AUT)- 1st Jasná Adrenalin FWQ4* (SVK)- 6th French Freeride Qualifier Les Arcs 4* (FRA)- 5th Big Mountain Hochfügen FWQ4* (AUT)- 2nd The North Face Frontier FWQ4* (NZL)- 1st The North Face Frontier FWQ2* (NZL)- 1rst position at Chamonix 2* (FRA)- 3rd position at Vars 2* (FRA)- 3rd position at Les Arcs 2* #1 (FRA)- 3rd position at Les Arcs 2* #2 (FRA)- get the wildcard for FWQ Les Arcs 4* (good round but unfortunately with a final crash)Now I am on the Top 10 position on the overall European FWQ ranking.My next goal is to get a good result on Axamer Lizum 3* (AUT), Morgins 3* (SUI) and Montafon 3* (AUT), so I can get enough points to get in on the latest 4* contests of the season, positioning myself in a good position for the next 2016-17 season.


I feel at home in the snow...
Laia Castellarnau Plaza
Laia Castellarnau Plaza
Laia Castellarnau Plaza
Laia Castellarnau Plaza
Laia Castellarnau Plaza
Laia Castellarnau Plaza
Laia Castellarnau Plaza
Laia Castellarnau Plaza