Virginie Faivre
Halfpipe Team
[Switzerland]
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Virginie Faivre

Virginie is Switzerland’s high-flyer on the Völkl Freeski Team.

The 28-year-old can boast numerous titles to her name, including halfpipe World Champion, overall halfpipe World Cup winner, European Open champion in both halfpipe and slopestyle, and many many more. This season she even hosted the world’s first ever girls only freeski invitational, the Nine Queens.

Following the unwritten Swiss rule, Virginie had pretty early contact with winter sports. Her parents taught the little Virginie skiing in the vast area of the Portes Du Soleil ski resort when she was only two years old. They supported her ski racing ambitions for ten years and still kept supporting her, when Virginie started park, pipe and her favourite, backcountry skiing. The biggest influence on her riding, and on her whole character as well, is her father. Considering Virginie’s great freestyle skills, he might not even be worried about his cute daughter’s favourite pastime in the summer. When Virginie is without skis under her feet, the all-rounder is a keen downhill mountain biker!

 

Random Facts

Gender: 
Female
Nickname: 
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Discipline: 
Halfpipe
Backcountry
Slopestyle
Griffon, Squire
Top results: 
2014 2nd FIS World Cup Halfpipe Finals in Calgary
2014 4th Olympics Sochi Halfpipe
Winner FIS Halfpipe World Cup Ranking 2013
2nd World Cup Halfpipe Sierra Nevada Spain 2013
World Halfpipe Champion Oslo Norway 2013
1st World Cup Half pipe Sochi, Russia 2013
Halfpipe World Champion & Cristal Globe in 2009, 5x winner of the European Open (slopestyle & halfpipe), and now having my own event in partnership with Völkl, the Nine Queens!
Nationality: 
Switzerland
Home: 
Montreux, Switzerland
Hobbies: 
Downhill mountain biking, tennis, photography, web design, friends & family
Motto: 
Follow your dreams!

Interview

Inner Interview

Interview: 

What Marker bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?
I ride on the Griffon and the Squire, and mount them centered

What DIN do you have your bindings on?
9-10
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RANDOM FACTS:

Favorite skier: Tanner Hall

Ski hero growing up: Vreni Schneider & Candide Thovex

Home mountain: Châtel, les Portes-du-Soleil

Height: 155cm

Ideal day in the mountains: Powder and sunshine with my friends

How would you describe your style: Free

Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career : Winning the European Open slopestyle in 2006

Favorite place to ride: Whistler

Best snow trip: Japan

What age did you start to ski: When I was 2 years old

What cant you live without: My passport

Favorite phone App: Hipstamatic

Goals and plans: To go to the Olympics in Sochi

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