Antonio Contessi

Antonio Contessi

First name: Antonio
Last name: Contessi
Home: Lovere, Iseo Lake, Italy
Homeresort: Orobik Alpes, Italy
Snowboarding since: 2005
Year of birth: 1987
Favourite board: Squad Prime 152, Jibster Squad 152, Xbreed 151 and Fastec Prime Alu
Stance: Goofy
Best results:
> 2nd Borno (BS) - Volcom PBRJ Italy – 2013
> 1st Passo del Tonale (BS) – Slopestyle AFA Freestyle Series - 2013
> 1st San Martino di castrozza - Volcom PBRJ Italy - 2012
> 1st Grantorto (PD) - Lakejump/rail contest - 2012
> 1st Folgaria (TN) - Italian Rail Championship (synthetic slope), TTR 1 star - 2012
> 4th Monte Bondone - Boss of the park, TTR 1 star - 2012
> 5th Abetone - Slopestyle Snowparkcup, TTR 1 star - 2012
> Avoriaz (France) - Volcom PBRJ Europe Finals (2012)

- nickname: Anto

- strengths: Believe in myself and in what I do

- weakness: Slumbers

- fashion accessory: Underpants

- color: Blue

- food: Cannelloni of my mom

- drink: Simply water or Coke

- music: Everything make me happy 

- best way to relax: Meditation











If I cash 1.000.000€ in the lottery then...

For sure travelling around the world...


An Affair to Remember...

My girl, my family and my dog.


What means snowboarding to you?

Snowboarding is an important part of my life, and it means freedom relax and creativeness.


Has your life changed beeing a snowboard pro?

If I will ever be a pro, I will tell you!   


What kind of rider are you? 

I love snowparks, rails and jumps as the same. But when I find a good powder I’m always ready to design the first line and why not, build a good kicker with some good friends and try to fly.


Your signature trick & favorite obstacle? 

I really haven’t a signature trick. All depends on the boundary conditions: snow, air, and for sure brain.


Which trick do you want to learn next?

I don’t like programs! :P


The place to be?

Wherever there is snow, love and peace!


What kind of style is up to date? What trick is done?.

I think that no tricks in snowboarding can be considered old or done...snowboarding is creativity, is to express the mood in a gesture.


How do you motivate yourself and learn new tricks?

I motivate my self riding with good riders, filming tricks and watching it later. A good help is watching videos and a good way to train when there’s no snow is going to the pool and to the gym jumpig on acrobatisc mats.


You had any dangerous situations on the mountain so far? 

Luckily never happened, just a pair of bad crashes in snowpark and loss of consciousness and memory... and unfortunately during the last season for a couple of bad injuries (shoulder and  kidney) I had stop snowboarding for two months. 


What do you like most about Völkl Snowboards?

Volkl Snowboards are simply specials. Boards are very sick, powerful and don’t break. They are built in a very strong way. Volkl snowboards make me happy!


Highlights of last season?

Hope for the next season!


Blue bird & perfect conditions – who should be in your riding crew? 

If people are motivated and happy, I don’t care who is!


The best Snowboard trip ever was...

I hope it will come as soon as possible!


What stuff is in your backpack when you head up to ride or travel?

For sure my reflex camera, my brain and my laptop so I have something to do when the weather is really bad.


What is your favourite contest & why?

Well, I haven’t any favourite contest. I like to ride in each one and try always to give the best of me.


What do you do when you are not riding? 

I live between the lake and mountains, so I have a lot of passion when I can’t snowboarding like kayak, mountain bike, skate longboard and wakeboard.


In five years I want...

I’d like to make my first snowboard trip, filming and photoshootings, can compete in some international competition, but especially snowboarding with love and with a good physical and phsycological conditions.



Gasato! – Easy! – Pota!






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Anto Contessi - the season 2011 from Antonio Contessi on Vimeo.