Swiss snowboarder Christian Haller scooped his first major junior title as a teenager, and has gone on to compete and film across the world, making the Swiss Olympic superpipe team in 2010 and being a regular on both the FIS World Cup circuit and the TTR World Snowboard Tour. In 2006, he was the World Snowboard Federation rookie champion.
He just missed out on a number of podium finishes over the course of the 2011-12 season, including in halfpipe at the 2011 World Snowboard Championships in Spain where he finished fourth, but he scored a victory in halfpipe at O’Neill Evolution in Davos. At the Winter X Games in 2012, he was again the nearly man, finishing fourth in the SuperPipe event.
Born on 28th October 1989, Christian took up snowboarding at the age of eight when he moved with his parents to Davos, and he honed his skills on the slopes of his home mountain of Scuol alongside his sister Ursina, who has also gone on to represent her country at the sport. He competed in his first contest at the age of 11.
With a smooth style and explosive bag of tricks, Christian can kill it in the pipe, and pretty much any other type of terrain too – his versatility in both slopestyle and halfpipe events was clearly illustrated by his 2011 season when he finished sixth in the TTR world rankings. This multifaceted approach is well documented by his winning run in the banked slalom/slopestyle contest at the 2013 Nike Snakes and Hammers.