Being incredibly successful in competition - winning multiple snowboard cross world championship titles and X-Games gold medals - cannot be ignored. Three years in succession Xavier was the snowboard freeride world champion, and was twice awarded 'best line' of the freeride world tour (snowboard and ski). This snowboarding racer and freestyler background combined with his love for the mountain give him the feeling and technical abilities he needs to ride the natural terrain to the full - whether pillow, minigulf, cliff drop or tight couloirs.
With snowboarding true recognition comes through filming freeride action. Xavier was eager to also invest time and energy in this side of the sport, and has received deserved success and respect for his movie and film parts. Xavier has been involved in a highly anticipated freeride film 'Deeper' where the riders access their 'playground' using only human power. During the 2009 season Xavier focused on big and steep faces in the Chamonix area, and was on expedition to the Antarctic filming for a documentary "Lives of the Artists" (by Relentless) - it left a deep impression "it was the trip of a lifetime, everyday we rode peaks and landscapes I would never have even expected to see".
Based in Verbier, Switzerland during the winter when not on the road for filming or competition, Xavier returns home to the Pyrenees for the summer months. It’s important for him to spend time with his family, and enjoy climbing, surfing and mountain biking. Xavier's specialty is to 'charge', to be fast and furious while riding the big mountains - but it is his love of the mountains that drives him.