Victor De Le Rue

Snowboarder - Freeride

Victor de le Rue crowned World Champion 2019 following a challenging run under the scrutinizing eyes of his brother, Xavier de le Rue, in Verbier. Constantly testing the limits of what is possible and experimenting with adrenaline-soaked new ideas, Victor has made a name for himself as one of the most original and exciting talents in freestyle snowboarding.

Quick Facts


St. Lary, France


Val Thorens and Capbreton, France

Biggest dream


How do I focus


Best advice

My brother always warned me to stay away from cornices.

What inspires you?


Words to live by

Try your best, you’ll see what comes out.

Favourite other fitness exercise


I don’t leave home without my...




Victor grew up in a small village in the Spanish Pyrenees, the youngest of five. His older brothers and sister had switched from skis to snowboards and Victor wanted to do the same. He got his first snowboard when he was six and by the time he was 11 he ditched skis 100% to focus full-time on snowboarding. He competed at boardercross for a while but preferred being in the park so he then tried slopestyle. But there was still something missing. He followed his older siblings into the backcountry and that’s where Victor really came alive, putting his speed and creativity to good use.

Initially he focused on filming, with Frozen Mind being a standout moment for him. But by 2019 he wanted a new challenge. Enter, the Freeride World Tour. Following in the footsteps of big brother Xavier – and they’re some pretty big boots to fill – Victor didn’t hold back. He won his first year, came second in 2020 and returned to the top of the podium in 2021.

However, Victor is also a skilled climber and paraglider and his future plans extend far beyond the Freeride World Tour. He wants to combine all his passions – which all happily playout in the mountains – to do bigger adventures. He wants to film more, explore bigger mountains, more remote locations and combo-adventures closer to home, mixing all his skills into one trip.


2012, 2013, 2014

Voted French Rider of The Year


Snowboarder magazine’s #3 Rider of the Year

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Fwt: three podiums & three the north face athletes standing on them


The North Face® Athletes Marion Haerty, Markus Eder, Victor de le Rue and Leo Slemett take FWT the podium

Xavier De Le Rue

Marion Haerty