Born: Sierre (Switzerland)
Resides: Verbier (Switzerland)
Use of attack: Big mountain and back country
Sponsors: Rip Curl, Nidecker Dragon, Verbier, Dame de SionWorld Titles:Freeride World Tour Champion 2014
Emilien Badoux was born in Sierre, Switzerland. Growing up in the Valais Mountains, Emilien found it impossible to resist the wonderful and snowy slopes, and was already learning to snowboard by the age of 9.
Attracted equally by two disciplines – freestyle and backcountry – 16-year-old Emilien turned professional. The results and titles were not long in coming. He became Junior Swiss Halfpipe Champion in 1998 and successfully defended this title the following year.
These excellent results have allowed him to travel almost all round the world. For contests, photos or video reports for his partners, he has enjoyed riding the most beautiful and unspoilt spots, especially in the US and Canada. These trips and the associated meetings have been a great technical and personal enrichment for him.
Always on the lookout for a new challenge, in 2009 Emilien decided to dedicate himself fully to freeride.
With success! Today he is the Freeride World Champion.
Live the search
The Search is my dedication. The perpetual Search of perfection: the perfect spot, the perfect moment shared with Mother Earth.