Hometown: Grenoble, France
Currently resides: La Grave, France
Current sponsors: MAMMUT, GRIVEL, Good Boards, Northwave, La Grave Resort
Bindings: Surge Pro
Aurelien Routens grew up in Grenoble, France, where he starting skiing at a young age. He switched to snowboarding not long after and he hasn’t looked back. About 10 years ago, Aurelien moved to La Grave and the lure of seemingly endless steep freeriding. The move, he says, changed his life in ways he could never imagine. “I discovered another way to ride,” he said, “more natural, more authentic, more ‘high mountain’ riding. I could not leave anymore!” Today, Aurelien spends most of his time traveling the world filming his splitboarding web series, Carpe Diem.