16.06.2014 - OPEN HEART

Le blackout a été un petit peu plus long que prévu, je m’en excuse. Cela fait longtemps que j'aurais dû mettre mon site à jour, mais il m’a fallu du temps pour digérer cette fameuse aventure, l’expérience d’une vie! Avec du recul, je me rends compte que mon aventure Olympique a débuté il y a bien longtemps...

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YES!!! This is official, I am going to Sochi!!! I am really honoured to be part of the Swiss selection! Due to IOC rules, there is a blackout period and unfortunately I won't be able to post news here on my website. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the upcoming month of February 2014!



12.01.2014 - PODIUM IN CALGARY

It feels good to be back! Even if I am still not totally in shape and haven't skied much yet, I am finally having a better feeling on my skis. I travelled to Canada to take part in my first World Cup of the season and was glad to get back on the podium with a 2nd place finish...

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01.01.2014 - BEST WISHES FOR 2014

2013 was a crazy year with lots of ups and downs. But I am really thankful for all the good things that happened to me. Finally we are in 2014! We will see what this olympic year will bring me... Thank you all for your awesome support! I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014, lots of love & happiness!!!



20.12.2013 - COLORADO TIME
Sorry for the lack of news, it has been a while since my last update. I injured myself at the end of September in Saas-Fee while training in the halfpipe. This is why you haven't heard much about me since now. After two months of recovery, I flew to Colorado with the Swiss Freeski team...

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Coop Magazine visited me at my parents house, in Saint-Legier, for a nice talk and a small shooting. Here is the interview...





03.09.2013 - RIDE FOR THE CAUSE
On the 1st day of September, hundreds of people with their paddles met near my hometown, on the lake Leman. R4TC is a SUP race in Montreux, open to all, which all the benefits are donated to educational and environmental causes in Switzerland and Peru...

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Since last year, I have been doing my physical training with JB Coaching. I see Jonathan Bruchez twice a week in Martigny. On the side, I also have a special program that evolve each week and I do two training sessions every day back home. This is my summer routine to become strong and get prepared for the winter season...

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26.06.2013 - LAUSANNE 2020
Aujourd'hui avait lieu le lancement officiel de la candidature de Lausanne 2020, capitale olympique et candidate aux Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse d'hiver en 2020! Un beau projet pour notre canton, pour la Suisse et pour les jeunes sportifs de notre pays...

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24.06.2013 - BIKE SEASON
After a long winter, I always enjoy the summertime. It is important to take a break from skiing, my body need that time off snow to rest and recharge the batteries. Also, I take advantage of it to reset my mind and to focus on my next goals. During this break, I do different activities...

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15.05.2013 - SPRING CAMP
The Swiss Team organized a great ski & snow camp this Spring in St-Moritz, Engadin. They built specially a halfpipe for us in the Corvatsch. It was perfect as we also had the opportunity to hit an airbag at the bottom. All the conditions were there to help us work on our new tricks...

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Nine months away from the Winter Games, 150 Swiss athletes met in Macolin at the National sport center for a team building. During two days, we had different meetings to learn more about the Olympics and Sochi, we tried our future clothes and had fun times all together. It was a big inspiration and a great motivation for next year, I was proud to be part of it...




A few weeks ago, I got invited for a special lifestyle shooting with Fanny Smith and "L'Illustré", a mainstream Swiss magazine. We spent the day in Leysin, the experience was different and really fun. Here are the shots behind the scenes and also the complete publication...




There was no better way to end this season! After a crazy mission, I arrived in Spain for my last competition of the winter. The World Cup Finals in Sierra Nevada were right after the Euro X. Less than 12 hours after leaving Tignes and without even the time to realize, I was already skiing another halfpipe in another country...

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"Remember, the Euro X is your favorite contest Virg..." This is what Marie Martinod told me during one of my many down times while we were training in this perfect halfpipe. I spent a really fun week in Tignes with my friends, but I was really tired and struggled with my skiing the whole time there...

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29.03.2013- THE NINE QUEENS 2013
This year was the third Nine Queens and probably the best! We came back to Serfaus, where the first edition was held. The castle was at the top of the perfection with many fun different features to ride. As a change, we had some new faces, and those rookie Queens had well deserved their spot...

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10.03.2013- WORLD CHAMPION
We flew to Oslo for the 2013 World Championships last week, and I was not expecting my first Norwegian trip to be such a success. It was awesome to stay in the city and to be a tourist in between our trainings sessions. This was not a rumor, this halfpipe in Vinterpark is really a beauty...

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I was highly expecting this trip, specially as it was my first time traveling to Russia! We flew into Sochi and stayed one day on the Black Sea coast for a quick visit before heading to the Caucasus mountains. A bus drove us to Rosa Khutor, one of the future olympic site, where we stayed for a week...

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18.02.2013- WANNA BE A QUEEN 2013
For the third edition of the Nine Queens, the online video contest „CONTOUR WANNA BE A QUEEN“ is back! It gives talented freeski ladies the opportunity to apply for one of the coveted spots on the Nine Queens castle until February 25th. The ultimate contest “for girls only”...

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03.02.2013- AMERICA PART III
The ride to Sochi has begun! The Swiss selections for the 2014 Olympics started in January, with the two Grand Prix (World Cups) held in America. It went well for me as I scored a 4th place in Copper and a 3rd place in Park City. Being back on the podium after a year felt really good, specially after all the troubles I had with my head. The hard work was worth it...

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01.01.2013- HAPPY NEW YEAR

I had many expectations for 2012 and it did not turn out the way I thought, it was a rough year... I learned different lessons, so I am now glad to turn the page and to start a new year over! Thank you for your great support and I hope you will keep visiting my website to follow my future adventures! Wishing you all the best for 2013 : lots of love, happiness, success and health! Life is short, so enjoy every moment of it!!!



27.12.2012- COLORADO PART II

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you are enjoying the Holidays!!! I am still in Breckenridge and since my last update, we survived "the end of the World", things are going well and life is beautiful! Halfpipe training is more than ever on the planning as we are getting closer to the next World Cup, we are getting serious up here...

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12.12.2012- WINTER DEW TOUR

I arrived in Colorado already two weeks ago, time flies by! We settled down with the Swiss Freeski Team in Breckenridge and will stay here until mid January. I spent my first week riding the halfpipe in Copper and tried to find my marks, as the things were quickly followed by the Dew Tour, running right now in Breckenridge. The winter season has now officially started...

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26.11.2012- MY CALENDAR

If you want to know where I will be this winter, here is a little preview of my schedule for the season 2012-2013. Nothing is fixed yet, as I need to qualify for different events that are invitational only. But you can expect to see me on the World Cup tour and at the Nine Queens for sure, see you around...

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The first snowfalls in the Alps finally gave us a first taste of winter. This year, the Glacier 3000 opening was a little later than usual and quickly followed by the first stop of the Swiss Freeski Tour. It was a last minute decision to take part in the contest and I am glad I did it, because it went pretty well...

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I am glad to announce my new partnership with the Summit Foundation as I just became one of their ambassador. It is a big honor because I am really concerned about the ecology and the nature. Like them, I want to keep our mountains clean and pure! Please do the same, enjoy and respect...

The Summit Foundation website



24.10.2012- GAME IS ON

Don't miss the chance to win some prizes on my Facebook Fan Page every second Monday this fall. You just need to like my page and give the correct answer... Check it out to be a lucky winner! A big thank to Völkl and my other sponsors for the goodies!!!

Virginie Faivre Official Facebook Fan Page



25.09.2012- FREESTYLE.CH 2012

This edition of the Freestyle.ch was different from all the other, after 18 years it was time for some changes. They added a new sport and for the first time ever, they finally decided to invite some girls!!! I was really honored to receive an invitation and went to Zürich to take part in the Crossover session...

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08.09.2012- DOWN UNDER

I am sorry for the lack of news, I haven't updated my website in a very long time! I just came back from New Zealand, where I spent a month with the Swiss Freeski team for some training and to compete in the first World Cup of the season. It was an early one, but the beginning of the qualifiers for Sochi 2014...

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It is official, I have just received today my selection into the Swiss National Freeski team for the season 2012-2013. I am really excited about it and even more for next winter, as this last one has not been the best and the easiest... A new start for a pre-Olympic season, I can't wait! You can also check here who made it into the team and who are my Swiss teammates.

Swiss Freeski selection 2012-2013



23.04.2012- THE NINE QUEENS 2012

Being the host of the second edition of the Nine Queens, I was really excited to welcome back all the best slopestyle skier girls for an incredible week of shooting and fun in Fiss, Austria. A new spot and a new feature made the queens, photographers and cameramen more than happy. The castle was once again a piece of art shaped perfectly by the Schneestern crew...

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17.04.2012- EUROPEAN X GAMES 2012

It has been more than a month since my last update, sorry for the lack of news! I actually had a concussion and haven't been able to use my computer lately. We had a wonderful week in Tignes. This year the sun was shining every day and we had incredible warm conditions all week long for the first ever Euro Spring Games...

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For the last two weeks, I have been training in the Avoriaz halfpipe. The weather has been beautiful, super sunny and incredibly warm, making the pipe as soft as in the spring time. The shapers have done an amazing job despite the fact that the snow is melting crazy fast...

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25.02.2012- BACK ON SNOW

After one month and a half of break, I have been back on my skis! It feels incredibly good and I am so happy to shred a halfpipe again. I still need to take it easy, this is why, unfortunately, I won't be able to make it to the World Cup in Mammoth (California) next week. But I will be competing in Tignes, as I received my invite for the Euro X Games Superpipe. See you all there!





I have been instagraming since the end of the summer and I am really enjoying it! Social medias are usually not my cup of tea, but Instagram is a little bit different and I like it a lot!!! I always loved photography, so I can finally express myself through this application via my Iphone...

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17.02.2012- MY NEW GEAR

All the new collections for winter 2012-2013 have been officially shown to the public through the different trade shows and reviews on the web. So I thought I could share with you my new gear that you will be able to find in your shops next winter, check it out! I hope you will like it as much as I do...

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14.02.2012- WANNA BE A QUEEN?

The "Wanna be a Queen" video contest is back and there is still a chance for you to win a spot for the 2nd edition of the Nine Queens!!! Don't miss the opportunity to join and ski with the best freeskier girls in the world in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis from March 19th-24th...

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As an athlete from the Swiss National team, I am lucky to get a super sweet car to drive around this season. Thank you Swiss Freeski and Audi for my new A3 Sportback Quattro!!! I just love my new ride!





05.02.2012- ISPO 2012

I went to Münich to visit my first ISPO ever, the biggest tradeshow for winter sports in Europe. For a new experience, it was interesting as I love to check out products and the new trends. Lucky me, I discovered a tones of company stands in those huge and busy halls...

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The whole world, the sport community and the ski industry have honored Sarah Burke after the tragic loss of our freeski icon, and I still can't believe and totally realize what happened. Those last weeks have been really hard emotionally. She was a great friend and my biggest inspiration since I met her and discovered freeskiing...

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31.01.2012- LITTLE BREAK

After a really good start of winter, I injured myself filming in the Châtel backcountry with PVS Company. I hurt my knee, and have a big bone bruise on my tibial plate with a small crack on my tibia. Unfortunately, I had to miss the X Games and the Dew Tour, a big bummer... But those are the risks of our sport. No worries, I should be back on skis before the end of February!





As every year during the first week of January, we met with the International team in Chamonix for the annual Völkl photoshoot. We discovered the freeestyle and freeride new ski collection for winter 2012-2013 and I can tell you that the whole range is amazing...

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10.01.2012- HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

It's never too late to wish you the best for 2012!!! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, specially here in Europe with all the snow we got! I am sorry for the lack of news, it's been hard to update my website lately, as my computer died and didn't make it through the new year... Check back, there will be more news coming really soon!





At this time of the year, Colorado is the only place where you can find a good halfpipe and a snowpark. With the lack of snow in Europe, I decided to join the Swiss Freeski team in America for a few weeks of training and for the first World Cup of the season, where I finished on the podium...

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I went to the O'Neill European headquarters in the Netherlands for the annual sales meeting, where they presented the new collection for the winter 2012/2013. I was there with the snowboarder superstar Seb Toots...

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15.11.2011- GLACIER 3000 & FREESKI OPEN

It's the time of the year that I love, when we all get back to les Diablerets to shred the Glacier 3000 with all the friends! We get closer to the winter, everybody is excited and stoked to ride the kicker line. This year the park is small, but super fun as we get to ride 5 jumps in a row...

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I took part in my first halfpipe contest of the winter, a Europacup in Saas-Fee. Long time I hadn't compete on a glacier and as early in the season, but it was a good occasion to push myself. No need to say that the halfpipe was shaped into the ice...

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I went to Hintertux last week and met up with the O'Neill team to shoot the new winter collection 2012-2013. I can't say much about it, but the designers did an amazing job as always! There are some really great and beautiful sets, you are all going to love it...

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18.10.2011- GLACIER TIME

Since the beginning of October, I have been back on the glaciers. I spent quiet some time in Saas-Fee, skiing for myself and also with the Swiss Freeski team for our third training camp. Even with the lack of snow this year, the conditions have been really good...

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September was amazing, incredibly warm and sunny, until today! I took advantage of the Indian summer for some off-snow training. I spent some time at the waterjump in Zürich and in the Freestyle Hall in Laax...

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26.09.2011- FREESTYLE.CH

As every year, the season starts in Zürich for a week-end of craziness at the Freestyle.ch, the biggest action sports event in Switzerland. The sun came back this year and the athletes gave the crowd a great show...

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After being in the cold for a month, I enjoy now the little of summer left here in Europe. I am happy to be back on my bike! Luckily I made it just in time for the last week of riding, before they close the Châtel Mountain Bike Park...






I just came back home with so many great memories from Aotearoa. This news is not about skiing... Here are my postcards from the Land Down Under! Two days road trip through the West Coast, being surrounded by some of the most incredible landscapes I have ever seen...






Our first week here had been epic! With the sun shining everyday, we just had perfect ski conditions in Snowpark NZ. After hearing everybody talking about it for so many years, I finally got the chance to ride here. That place is a freestyle paradise, it is unbelievable how much fun it is...

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After three days of travel, I finally made it to New Zealand for my first time ever! It was definitely worth flying around the world to ski and discover that beautiful country. We landed with the Swiss freestyle team in Christchurch, rented two vans and drove west to Wanaka...






On my way to New Zealand, I had a 12hours transit stop in Singapore. It was the occasion to discover this crazy city, even if we were pretty tired and jet lag from our first flight in the A380. It felt good to have a break during that long travel and get some hotness before the cold...






At the end of June, I met the PVS crew in Megeve, for an afternoon of shooting with Kelly Sildaru. We were there to film the introduction of the "Nine Queens" part for their new movie, Animus, that will be released in September...






What to do when it rains in summer? My website was left a little behind, so I thought it was the perfect occasion to refresh it... I hope you will like it! A part from that, summer has been beautiful and super hot. I have been mountain biking a lot in June & July...

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12.07.2011- COSTA RICA, PURA VIDA!

My winter season finished a bit earlier this year due to a minor knee injury. Having some time off, I left in May to travel around Costa Rica. With my friend Delphine and my backpack, we flew to San Jose. It felt good to travel light for once, specially to a warm and exotic destination...

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