Manuela Mandl

Photo: Saul Ferguson

Photo: Saul Ferguson

Although born and raised in the flatlands of eastern Austria, Manuela’s fascination for mountains has always been a big part of her life. She started skiing at the age of three, but after trying snowboarding in 2002, she was hooked and never went back. Her style is defined by high speed and the fact that she likes to ride in variable conditions. Her fast and powerful riding has proved to be advantageous when competing on the Freeride World Qualifier Series, where she has won many events, grabbed the Austrian National title multiple times, and qualified for the 2017 Freeride World Tour.

Besides competing, Manuela constantly works on improving her snowboarding and mountaineering skills, while also pursuing her architecture degree.

Born: Vienna

Live: Haus im Ennstal/Austria

Resorts: Dachstein

Boards: W’s Freeride/W’s Freeride Split in 156

Website: manuelamandl.com

Instagram: manuelamandl

Facebook: www.facebook.com/manuela.mandl.1