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“I ride Spark R&D gear for its simplicity, constant innovation, and maximum efficiency in any conditions in the mountains. It is perfect for conquering new peaks and descents.”

ETTORE PERSONNETTAZ

Hometown: Allein, Aosta Valley, Italy
Currently resides: Great-Saint-Bernard - Courmayeur, Mont Blanc, Italy
Current sponsors: Mammut, K2 Snowboarding, Level Gloves, Bollé
Bindings: Surge

Born in the Aosta Valley, a small alpine region in Northwest Italy, Ettore Personnettaz has always been drawn to the mountains. His love of the mountains, and specifically the snow, led him to explore freestyle and freeride snowboarding, and become a National Snowboard Instructor. Now, Ettore focuses on the backcountry, where he loves to discover new routes and first descents. Wanting to share his passion for the mountains and adventure, Ettore and a group of friends founded the organization, White Experience. Their group works with Italian youth to promote a respect for the mountains and a good approach to snowboarding.

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I had two epic adventures last winter: the first descent in "Carkoon Couloir" in my valley (Great-Saint-Bernard); and the descent from the South-East Face of Grivola Peak (3.969m), the most beautiful "Himalayan" mountain of Aosta Valley.

Researching and discovering new places for splitboard tours and descents in the Alps. I'm excited to be organizing the Split Day Aosta Valley in December 2016, and two Wild Splitboard Camps in 2017 for people that love splitboarding in the mountains.

I'm lucky to have snowboarder friends with whom I share a passion for our mountains. We are always looking for quiet places with untouched slopes, away from the bustle of everyday life. We are looking for the real contact with nature. I think this is the spirit that gave birth to snowboarding and continues to make it unique.

The study and the pursuit of the perfect line from a mountain: beautiful, aesthetic, continuous, without interruption ... breathless ... from the top!

I ride Spark R&D gear for its simplicity, constant innovation, and maximum efficiency in any conditions in the mountains. It is perfect for conquering new peaks and descents.

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