Romain De Marchi is a powerhouse of snowboarding talent. From humble beginnings around his local resort of Les Croset, Romain has gone on to become one of the most standout international riders of modern times.
Starting at the age of 12 Romain’s plan was always to be one of those guys in snowboard magazines, and sure enough his dream came true. With a style that epitomizes aggression and skill, Romain de Marchi has pioneered big mountain freestyle alongside more widely recognised riders like Travis Rice. Romain goes pedal to the metal and doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to charging down steep faces and throwing insane corked spins over natural gaps.
Romain was a keen cyclist in his youth (apparently he has a cycling trophy cabinet at his parents house!) but swapped the bike for a board and hasn’t looked back since. He was a staple rider on the Burton UnInc team but left the international superbrand to set up his own company with lifelong friends DCP and JP Solberg. The result was YES snowboards.
Back in the day Romain gained notoriety for laterally clearing the US Open Halfpipe and sending it over the 100 foot booters of Hemsedal. However it was while filming for Absinthe’s “POP” with Travis Rice that Romain really made his mark on the snowboarding scene. After two days of building, Romain and T-Rice sessioned Chad’s Gap and not only did Romain get one of the most standout parts of the century filmed he also made the covers of seven snowboarding magazines. Even after all of these years Romain is still one of the best backcountry freestlyers out there. Who else rides with so much speed, aggression and style?!