Andreas Monsberger

Who brought you into snowboarding?

It has been a long time ago!! First i gat in touch with Skateboarding and after that i started snowboarding. I was hänging out with friedl kolar the most of the time a guess he is the one bringing me into the Snowboard Scene!!!


Have you given him any thanks for his influence?

Of course i allways gave him Thanx!!!


Who was your local hero?

At the beginning it was for sure Friedl!!


Where and when was your first snowboardpic published?

I think it was in 1997 in the monster backside magazine. I did a little mute grab in Dachstein!!


Did you land it?



Where was your first video appearence with what music(local snowboardmovie...)?

My first prober Part i had in Methodmag. I was pretty stoked. The musik was : Flogging Molly „ whats left of the flag“.


How did you get your first sponsor?

Hänging out with friedl and he helped me to become a Heavy Tools Teamrider.


Whould you still ride as much as you can, if noone would support you (no sponsors, no filmers and photographers)?

Yes i would go as much as i can and just ride the pow pow all day!!!


What is your favourite moment on the mountain?

In the mornig when you see the Sun coming up!! For sure thats my favourite moment!!!


What is the worst time during the time on the mountain?

When i am getting cold and i just want to go down!!


How important is the time on the mountain for you?

Very importend I can get so much energie on the mountain. Thats why it is so importend for me!!!


How important is music for you on a snowboardmovie?

It's good to have some Happy music i think. I allways had some happy music in my snowboard parts. Punk, Ska, ...


Favourite videopart, ever:

So many parts hard to say. But i liked Steve Gruber in the Yeah Produktion.



Because he is just killing it with his style!!!


Give me your percentage of importance of the following factors to go snowboarding:

Beeing in the nature:n 40 %
Having a good time with your friends: 40%
Doing your job: 20 %


How did you get in contact with the PiRATE project?

I know this guys for so long allready and i allways wanted to be part of it. But my sponsers in the past never wanted to pay for my video parts. Lucky that Quiksilver kicked me out and i came to K2 and Planet Earth. Those guys really support me on doing  what i really like to do. Freeriding!!!


How important is it for you to be a part of it?

This is my way of Snowboarding go to the Backcountry and try to make the best you can do. I am just stoked to be able to do that. Yes!!!