"WHEN I RIDE MY FAVORITE LA GRAVE RUNS, I NEED SKIS WHICH ARE EQUALLY EFFICIENT ON STEEP TERRAIN, OPEN FACES, DEEP POWDER, HARDPACK SNOW...KÄSTLE SKIS ARE DESIGNED IN THIS PERSPECTIVE AND PERFECTLY FIT THIS DIVERSITY OF TERRAIN."
Florent Barbier grew up in Bourgogne, a flat region of France but he was lucky to discover mountain activities with his parents at a young age. He lived for a few years in Grenoble, and worked during this period as a surveyor. In 2016, he decided to quit his job and moved to La Grave to pursue his ski dreams. He first intended to spend one winter season as a full-time skier in this mountain paradise, but he eventually never left.
In 2017, he enrolled in the French mountain guide training, and became aspirant guide the following year. He also became a member of the Mountain Guides Office in la Grave. Today, he is happy to share his passion with his clients, guiding them in this perfect place as well as in other mountain ranges. During his time off, you can find him on his skis or at the crag.