Candide Thovex: Freeride superstar

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Tricks and back flips galore… Candide Thovex has been bounding and summersaulting down mountains for 20 years, shocking and twisting his body every which way. He must have a good orthopaedist!

The skier from La Clusaz still has a huge following on social media, where the crazy viewing figures for his videos, carried by all the media, belie his reserved nature. Every video he posts — the most recent being Yellow Pow — receives millions of views.

Just a few minutes compiled here and there, with no words or music, just the smooth and soothing sound of skis running over snow. The freeride wunderkind still sets the style, even in his forties. Who’s the boss?

Age : 39 
Country : France