Markus Keller


Veteran Swiss powerhouse Markus Keller made his name in the savage world of halfpipe competition, where, as a rookie pro he won an FIS World Championship. He went on to compete twice in the Olympics along with nearly a decade of global contest highlights to his credit. But there’s more to his riding than a world-class pipe run. Markus is a true all-around talent, well documented in years of video parts and photos showcasing his prowess in parks, powder, backcountry, and out in the streets. 

Interview

WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?

Infuse

WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?

OTWs and Eras

WHAT’S YOUR SET UP?

Nitro Uberspoon 156, Nitro Zero bindings and Vans Infuse boots.

WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?

Argentina in 2007 for Nitro and Pleasure Magazine, with Swoboda, Cavigelli, Stöckli and Sommer.

FAVORITE VANS RIDER?

Arthur Longo, Dane Reynolds and Geoff Rowley.

WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?

Instant recovery

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

Besides a car accident and a fire at home when I was a kid, I'm a lucky bastard. 

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING?

Surfing, motorbikes, tennis, cooking and exploring.

LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?

Larsson’s Millennium trilogy was good. 

FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?

Dead Man's Bones – “Lose Your Soul”
Eddie Vedder – “Society”
Rodriguez – “The Establishment Blues”
The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy for the Devil”
Led Zeppelin – “All My Love”