Hometown: Innsbruck, Austria
Currently resides: Innsbruck, Austria
Current sponsors: Salewa, Alpina, Komperdell, Pieps, Amplid
Bindings: Surge ST Pro

Max has spent nearly his entire life in the mountains. Summer or winter, rain or shine, the mountains are where he feels most at home. He began snowboarding at age 13 and it has become his life’s passion. He’s traveled to many bucket list freeride destinations like Chile, Argentina, Russia, Alaska, and of course, his home mountains in the Alps, in search of deep snow and steep lines. Between 2009 and 2013 he competed on the Freeride World Tour with multiple podium finishes including a 3rd place finish at the Verbier Xtreme and placing third in the overall rankings in 2009. Max’s competition days are behind him, but he is always challenging himself on classic Alpine lines and by touring deep into remote backcountry zones.

Q & A

Talk about your most epic splitboard adventure:

The experience of climbing and riding Biancograt in the Bernina Alps (4,048.6 m /13,283 ft) is one I´ll never forget.


What has most influenced your backcountry riding?

Classic steep skiers like Holzer, Vallencant, Baud, and De Benedetti. They showed us what is possible to ski and ride!


What are you most excited about for the 23/24 season?

Continue to ride those beautiful unknown lines out there in the Karwendel Range; add some more steeps around Chamonix to my bucket list.

What inspires you?

The mountains and nature in general. 


Why ride Spark R&D gear?

No compromises in the mountains - I need the best and most reliable gear. When riding steep terrain, there are no mistakes allowed - neither gear or human.