Elias Elhardt

Who brought you into snowboarding? Have you given him any thanks for his influence?

My older brother, who I was really looking up to, was a big influence for me to try snowboarding. I didn't thank him specifically for that so THANKS A LOT!!!

Who was your local hero?

My brother Stefan

Where and when was your first snowboardpic published? What trick was it? did you land it?

I was 15 yeas old and the shot was published in the Playboard Photoissue. It was a bs lipslide on the first steetrail I ever did...Stoked, I landet it...

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

The movie was called "Simple" and I had a part together with my best friend Friedl.

How did you get your first sponsor?

Heinz Löhle, who is a good buddy of mine nowadays arrainged back then, that I got stuff cheaper from Rossignol....I was so stoked!

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

I guess, I would have something else to do (like studdying) I probably wouldn't get to ride as often....but I'm sure I would still enjoy to shred every free day in the winter!

What is your favourite moment on the mountain?

I often have the best moments in the end of a good day, when I'm shredding down the slopes or the powder with my friends.

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

When I'm freezing.

How important is the time on the mountain for you?

Super important. Many of the best moments I've had were on the mountain...

How important is music for you on a snowboardmovie?

Combined with sick and fun riding it's the reason why I like to watch specific parts over and over again.

Favourite videopart, ever:

Gigi Rüf in Pop


Beside his riding is sick and super technical it really lookes like fun....and that's what I love to see in a snowboardmovie. I also really liked the song "Sinnerman".

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

Beeing in the nature: 20%
Having a good time with your friends: 60%
Doing your job: 20%

How did you get in contact with the PiRATE project?

My fist big trip I did was to china when I was 16. I went with Lukas, Lutji, Marco and Lars. We had such a good time over there and I was sure that I would love to spend some more time with those guys...

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

It's like a dream come true!