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Riders in this news :  Xavier DE LE RUE

Xavier de Le Rue awarded « stand out of the year » at TransWorld SNOWboarding Rider Poll and Snowboarder Magazine Big Mountain of The Year following his freshly Snowboarder Magazine Big Mountain rider of the year title, awarded by la crème of snowboarding for the past decade.
Rider of the year award
Xavier de Le Rue’s name got shouted loud and clear at the Fillmore auditorium in Denver on January 29th during the 11th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding rider poll award when winner of the Stand out performance of the year got announced. The snowbard scene voice made it clear there were yet another Big Mountain Rider to watch out by awarding Xavier Standout Of The Year for hair-raising, big-mountain lines in Alaska.
“In the last few years I re discovered snowboarding”, stated Xavier de Le Rue “Getting the chance to film has been so cool and gave me the opportunity to share what’ I’ve been doing with other people. Being awarded for this is the best honour I could receive and it makes me want to do only better in the future. It feels great to get that recognition from the riders themselves. I’d like to give a big shout out to my sponsors and Standard films people who believed in me!”
Xavier had two amazing seasons which led him to cumulate not only competition titles:  Back to Back Nissan Freeride World Tour world Champion, back to back overall (yes that means snowboard and ski) best line of the Nissan FWT presented by Swatch, Overall winner of Swatch O’neill Big Mountain Pro, but as well video segments in both Aesthetica and Black Winter from Standard Films and Relentless Lives of the Artist movie with the Greenland trip.
Next year Xavier will be visible in various many high anticipated video flicks: Deeper by TGR, next Standard Films video and Relentles production “Lives of the artists 2” with the Antarctica trip and he’s in the list of riders filming for next Transworld video.
Xavier de Le Rue is supported by Rossignol, The North Face, Swatch, SNCF, Nissan, Relentless, St Lary, ABS, Dakine and Deeluxe

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Riders in this news :  Xavier DE LE RUE

There is nothing more enjoyable than knowing your peers appreciate your performances at their real value. Xavier De Le Rue is on his way to get that recognition. In a two years period his status changed from relatively unknown freerider to one of the best big mountain rider out there. Projects he’s on and his video segment are receiving props from the snowboard scene.

The Relentless movie, Lives of the artists, premiered in London in December, with a Greenland segment filmed with Xavier received the best shooting award and special prize of the jury at the international freeride film festival in St Lary. (

On a personal level, his « Black Winter » segment in lastest Standard video has been nominated at Transworld Rider Poll award as standout performance of the year and it’s nominated for best line at Cold Smoke Award. To finish with award Xavier will be on the other side of the fence as he’s part of the jury at a video contest open for pro and amateur, Xavier won the pro category last year and he’s now in the jury.
Life is not all about getting award or being nominated, Xavier is leaving Tuesday 19th of January to Sochi to take part of the first comp of this year Nissan Freeride Wolrd Tour to defend his back to back freeride world champ titles and aim for a three-peat.
Sochi will happen on January 21st then Xavier will attend Chamonix stop on January 30th.

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TRIP/ Xavier De Le Rue...on his way back from Antarctica paradise!

Riders in this news :  Xavier DE LE RUE

Xavier just coming back from Antarctica, he tell us more on his trip: " The boat is rolling through the Drake Passage.... We just left yesterday and all I can say about that trip is that this place is like something never seen before. We've had it amazingly good, we've had at least a little bit of sun everyday and most of all discovered this surprisingly powerful place.
The variety of the terrain, the snow quality and the challenges we've been going for have made this trip really special. It's been once again a pleasure to have Jeremy as a partner as we really enjoyed sharing our skills in these intense moments.
I won't say more for the moment but these pics will give you a rough idea of our trip.
Cheers,  XV    "

Thanks so much to for the pictures... Matt, you're the MAN


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TRIP Antartica / Drake passage... check!!

Riders in this news :  Xavier DE LE RUE

"It's been two days since we've left Ushuaia. We still haven't reach the peninsula and I've spent most of my time lying in bed to avoid the sea sickness. I've puked a bunch of times.... but the sea seems to be getting better as we are approaching South Georgia Island. It’s quite unreal the atmosphere there is, crossing the famous Drake passage, (worse crossing in the world) surrounded by these massive waves. We've seen a few whales already, the crew is really excited despite the long journey... Can't wait to see what's on the other side...!"

Xavier De Le Rue

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arriving in ushuaia.... nice peaks arounds, quite inspiring. Photo:

TRIP/ Xavier is back to Antarctica

Riders in this news :  Xavier DE LE RUE

As you might remember we tried last year to reach and hopefully ride the wonderful untouched steeps of the Antarctica Peninsula... Unfortunately, we got on the boat in Ushuaia but stayed three days ashore for mechanical reasons until we got told that the boat could not be repaired....
We are back, and not for the least!
Jeremy Jones and myself along with the relentless film crew are ready for new up coming adventures! Two movies, mainly Lives of the Artists 2, but some of the action will end up in DEEPER as well, Jeremy’s project. We are about to board the clipper adventure for a 40 hours boat ride across the scary "Drake Passage", supposed to be the worst crossing on the planet.... After that we'll have 7 days of actual riding...
We got split boards, all the hard gear we could ever need, we are fired up... All we can hope for are friendly weather and snow conditions. Let's see if mother Antarctica is willing to let us glide on the last continent...
Fingers crossed!
Follow our ship position "live" with the following link.
Unselect all ships beside CPA on the upper right hand window and you’ll see where we are at.

Xavier De Le Rue

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