Victor de le Rue crowned World Champion 2019 following a challenging run under the scrutinizing eyes of his brother, Xavier de le Rue, in Verbier.
Constantly testing the limits of what is possible and experimenting with adrenaline-soaked new ideas, Victor has made a name for himself as one of the most original and exciting talents in freestyle snowboarding. Although he is known for his backcountry adventures, he is really an all-rounder, capable of holding his own in freeride or freestyle or showcasing his ability on rails or in parks. This winning blend of skills is what sets him apart and his talents unite to deliver eye-catching results in whatever he does.
Birthdate: 8th June 1989
Hometown: St. Lary, France
Homebase: Val Thorens / Capbreton
Favourite Book: The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Favourite Meal: I like local food wherever I am. I like to experiment and feel the culture.
Favourite Music: Jefferson Airplane
Favourite Movie: Any movie with Jean-Paul Rouve
Best advice ever received: My brother always warned me to stay away from cornices.
How do you fight fear or doubt? Sometimes you have to put fear away but you need to know if the conditions are just sketchy or if there is really a big risk and decide what is best.
Words to live by: “Try your best, you’ll see what comes out.”
Favourite other fitness exercise: Surfing
I always like to take … The North Face Inferno Minus 29C Sleeping Bag on expedition