For a long time, Markus was one of the most underrated all-rounders in the business, killing it in contests and videos without getting the name recognition of some of his peers. That’s all changed now, though.
He was the star of the Volcom-backed ChaMäleon project, which laid out in no uncertain terms just how good he is. Whether he was going toe-to-toe with Bryan Iguchi in the pow or Eero Ettala on the streets, he showed that he’s always able to deliver.
These days he’s best known for his tongue-in-cheek approach to competitive snowboarding. At the Burton European Open in 2014 he vowed not to spin over 720 in the halfpipe, putting style first. He didn’t win, but the crowd loved him for it. In 2015 he went one better and did his runs on a 180cm swallowtail!
Let’s hope Markus sticks around – snowboarding needs people like him.