September 28, 1986
Swiss-born and raised, Sam has spent his life in the high peaks surrounding his hometown, Zermatt. Sam started his career with a focus on mountaineering, earning the prestigious mountain guide qualification at just 24 years old. Soon after, in 2011, Sam began competing on the Freeride World Tour, finishing his first season with an impressive 2nd place overall. After hanging up his competition boots, Sam, together with his close friend, Jérémie Heitz, committed to an innovative vision: to ski the steepest mountains in the world in big turns at speed. The execution of their collective dream culminated in the mind-blowing films, La Liste and La Liste 2. Sam is always exploring far flung places for his filming projects, from Antarctica to the Himalayas. He increasingly enjoys combining his passions of skiing, climbing, and paragliding to adventure in the mountains in new ways.