Eastern Snow

VETERANS IN SKI & SNOWBOARDING

Eastern Snow has emerged from two veterans in the ski & snowboard environment, with more than 60 years of combined experience behind them, they have been on almost all continents, where traces of snow can be found. We were in the backcountry when it was just known as off-piste well before the concept of Freeride was found. We see that travelers within this segment have become more individualists. Several have turned away from the predictable commercial Alp trips and are looking for something more authentic and rawer, where you can explore new cultures, while at the same time getting an exclusive ski & board experiences. Here at Easternsnow we have seen a need for this type of skier & snowboarder to link up with others with the same interest to create new contacts with the shared passion for powder.

Personally, we found that many of the Eastern European countries including Russia, are quite underexposed in the Freeride world. Several of the sites have enormous potential for breathtaking Freeride experiences. Our guests are not the typical charter tourists as they are open-minded to new ways of skiing. However, it is not at the expense of comfort, but just alternative way to do it. It’s part of the adventure to seek and find what we all want, a slice of World-class powder.

Eastern snow

The founders

Morten Due

ENTREPRENEUR, BUSINESS OWNER OF BANFF PEOPLE

Morten Due

He has always been explorative outside the traditional framework. For 30+ years Morten has pushed it to the edge at 250+ ski destinations. Morten is now a major force in opening up Ukraine and the yet unexplored Freeride Mecca Dragobat as destinations. Morten has a strong network in Russia and Ukraine. Morten is the former coach for female Alpine team in DK and traveled around with the Alpine Worldcup. He worked for several years as a ski photographer for companies like Peak Performance and The Swedish skimagazine Åka Skidor. Morten has been involved in the start-up of a heliski company in Greenland. Morten is the founder of the personal development company Banff People and has for 20 years arranged courses throughout the world for small and large groups.
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Tony Kristensen

EVERYDAY ORTHOPEDIST / SPORTS SURGEON, BUSINESS OWNER WITHIN PRIVATE CLINICS

Tony Kristensen

With his half-Norwegian blood, for him the mountains and the snow have been an important element since his childhood. For the same reason, he was one of the earliest pioneers of Freeride. Early on he was exploring outside the mainstream destinations. As a Skier back in the 70s, he had his first season in Aspen in the mid 80’s and joined in when the establishment started to take snowboarding seriously in the US and Europe. He has hunted unperturbed powder on virtually all continents on both ski & board. Tony has been Freeriding in the US, Canada, Japan and the Alps. Heliski in Russia, Catski in Ukraine and Balkan area. He is in love with the Heliski concept in Kamchatka, as it cannot be compared to anything else out there. Now, Tony is living as Freerider more than ever after his children have grown up.
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Daniel Madié

ENTREPRENEUR

Daniel Madié

The high mountains, the deep snow, the adventures and life on the edge were all something that Daniel met as an 18-year-old. Ever since it was all about alpine mountaineering, ice climbing, cave climbing, boat rafting, body rafting, scuba diving and many other wildlife challenges for many years. Toddlers changed the way of life to a more normal pace. Since skiing have become more child friendly the family holidays involves deep snow. Daniel works as a business developer and serial entrepreneur. He invests in companies – and is and has been co-owner of several companies throughout his 25-year business career.
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Morten Due

ENTREPRENEUR, BUSINESS OWNER OF BANFF PEOPLE

Morten Due

He has always been explorative outside the traditional framework. For 30+ years Morten has pushed it to the edge at 250+ ski destinations. Morten is now a major force in opening up Ukraine and the yet unexplored Freeride Mecca Dragobat as destinations. Morten has a strong network in Russia and Ukraine.
Contact Morten

Tony Kristensen

EVERYDAY ORTHOPEDIST / SPORTS SURGEON, BUSINESS OWNER WITHIN PRIVATE CLINICS

Tony Kristensen

With his half-Norwegian blood, for him the mountains and the snow have been an important element since his childhood. For the same reason, he was one of the earliest pioneers of Freeride. Early on he was exploring outside the mainstream destinations.
Kontakt Tony

Daniel Madié

Entrepreneur

Daniel Madié

The high mountains, the deep snow, the adventures and life on the edge were all something that Daniel met as an 18-year-old. Ever since it was all about alpine mountaineering, ice climbing, cave climbing, boat rafting, body rafting, scuba diving and many other wildlife challenges for many years.
Contact Daniel

Eastern Snow

The Guides

Peter Schmidt

Passionate ski instructor and guide

Peter Schmidt

Skiing has always been in his blood and way back in 1989, Peter was trained as one of the youngest Danish ski instructors ever under the Danish Ski Association. Since then, Peter has trained over 100 new ski instructors and has, among other things, skied for the Danish national ski instructor team. Peter has worked 3 seasons in the French Alps as a ski instructor and has skied for a total of over 150 weeks. In the mid-nineties, Peter was responsible for the Danish Ski Association’s snow and avalanche courses and thus has a deep knowledge of traffic and safety in snow and avalanche-dangerous terrain. After 25 years as a successful business leader in the Internet and communications industry, Peter has now chosen to join Eastern Snow as a guide to selected destinations to share his passion for the off-piste with us.
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Johan Toft-Nielsen

Marketing Manager and guide

Johan Toft-Nielsen

Waist deep powder, Freeride World Qualifier competitions, camper vans and fat skis describes the framework of Johan’s life in the past many years. As an educated ski instructor, Canadian Avalanche Operations Lvl. 1, and countless avalanche courses, Johan embarks on new explorative adventures every single winter. Johan has been a sponsored athlete skiing for Atomic Skiing (earlier Salomon & Atomic Skiing) through the last four years. Born into a family of ski instructors and backcountry explorers, Johan has ski toured, heli/cat skied most of the corners in the world stretching from Japan, Canada, USA to North Macedonia and Lofoten Islands. Apart from being responsible for the marketing, Johan will be a guide on our tours.
Contact Johan

Peter Schmidt

Passionate ski instructor and guide

Peter Schmidt

Skiing has always been in his blood and way back in 1989, Peter was trained as one of the youngest Danish ski instructors ever under the Danish Ski Association. Since then, Peter has trained over 100 new ski instructors and has, among other things, skied for the Danish national ski instructor team.
Contact Peter

Johan Toft-Nielsen

Marketing Manager and guide

Johan Toft-Nielsen

Waist deep powder, Freeride World Qualifier competitions, camper vans and fat skis describes the framework of Johan’s life in the past many years. As an educated ski instructor, Johan embarks on new explorative adventures every single winter.
Contact Johan

Ludger Dominic Bracht

Our German representative and guide

Ludger Dominic Bracht

Starting to ski when he was 5 years old, Ludger spent his last 42 winters in the snow of the Austrian, Swiss and French Alps, in the Czech Republic, as well as in the US, Canada and Japan. He started to work as a ski instructor in Austria when he was 18 and worked as a tour guide for different tour operators. He spent the season 2003/2004 in Utah, working for the Deer Valley ski school. In the late 80s he was among the first snowboarders in the alps, but went back to skiing when carving and fat skis were introduced. As an adventure guide in the American West he is always looking for new places to discover. He became an agent for Eastern Snow covering the German speaking market and decided to make the east his new terrain to explore.
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Rune Brødsgaard

Guide

Rune Brødsgaard

Guide

Ludger Dominic Bracht

Our German representative and guide

Ludger Dominic Bracht

Starting to ski when he was 5 years old, Ludger spent his last 42 winters in the snow of the Austrian, Swiss and French Alps, in the Czech Republic, as well as in the US, Canada and Japan. He started to work as a ski instructor in Austria when he was 18 and worked as a tour guide for different tour operators.
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Rune Brødsgaard

Guide

Rune Brødsgaard

Guide

Eastern Snow

The agents

And our local coordinators

Jem Rose

Our UK representative

Jem Rose

Jem has a deep passionate love for skiing, he is a world adventurer and has lived and traveled all over the world. He started skiing with his family as early as 1977 and as soon as he discovered powderskiing and the joys of all backcountry skiing it changed his life forever. He has skied all over the world completing many full seasons working in the French Alps, Italian Alps, Colorado and New Zealand; with some years not seeing summer due to skiing seasons in both hemispheres. On a perfectly sunny August summer day Jem will be thinking of and arranging where to find powder and to arrange going skiing next. Jem has worked with many ski companies and owned his own private chalet business in the French Alps, he has a passion for the extreme and a love for wild and remote mountainous places.
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Ludger Dominic Bracht

Our German representative and guide

Ludger Dominic Bracht

Starting to ski when he was 5 years old, Ludger spent his last 42 winters in the snow of the Austrian, Swiss and French Alps, in the Czech Republic, as well as in the US, Canada and Japan. He started to work as a ski instructor in Austria when he was 18 and worked as a tour guide for different tour operators. He spent the season 2003/2004 in Utah, working for the Deer Valley ski school. In the late 80s he was among the first snowboarders in the alps, but went back to skiing when carving and fat skis were introduced. As an adventure guide in the American West he is always looking for new places to discover. He became an agent for Eastern Snow covering the German speaking market and decided to make the east his new terrain to explore.
Contact Ludger

Jem Rose

Vores britiske repræsentant

Jem Rose

Jem har en dyb passion og forkærlighed for at stå på ski, han er en verdenseventyrer der har boet i- og rejst over hele verden. Han begyndte at stå på ski med sin familie i 1977 og så snart han opdagede powderskiing og glæden ved backcountry skiløb ændrede det hans liv for evigt.
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Ludger Dominic Bracht

Our German representative and guide

Ludger Dominic Bracht

Starting to ski when he was 5 years old, Ludger spent his last 42 winters in the snow of the Austrian, Swiss and French Alps, in the Czech Republic, as well as in the US, Canada and Japan. He started to work as a ski instructor in Austria when he was 18 and worked as a tour guide for different tour operators.
Contact Ludger

Eastern Snow

Last but not least

Marina Popovych

COMMUNICATOR AT THE DESTINATIONS

Marina Popovych

Marina is originally from Ukraine, speaks fluent Russian. She is the coordinator and our communicator to the destinations. She is critical for the organization. Marina is specially trained in traveler organization and thus has a very systematic and effective approach to planning and coordinating the destinations. Marina has lived in Copenhagen for the past 12 years.
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Yannick Besancon

LOCAL COORDINATOR

Yannick Besancon

Some years ago he decided to leave his typical office life to live out his dream about making skiing his vocation. It was a decision he has definitely not regretted, since it has given him the opportunity to ski in some of the best places of the world, meet incredible people and experience new cultures. After having skied all over the world, he decided to coordinate ski trips to share the amazing moments with others, and to see the light in the eyes of the people he brings.
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Marina Popovych

Kommunikator ud til destinationerne

Marina Popovych

Marina er oprindelig fra Ukraine, taler flydende russisk, er vores koordinator og ikke mindst vores kommunikator ud til destinationerne. Uden hende kunne vi ikke organisere dette. 
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Yannick Besancon

Lokal Koordinator

Yannick Besancon

For nogle år siden besluttede han sig for at forlade sit typiske kontorliv for at udleve sin drøm om at gøre dét at stå på ski til en levevej. Det var en beslutning han bestemt ikke har fortrudt, da det har givet ham muligheden for at stå på ski i nogle af de bedste steder i verden.
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Frederikke Tarp

Graduate student in political communication and leadership at CBS and marketing manager

Frederikke Tarp

Already as a six year-old, Frederikke got acquainted with the Italian trails, where the blue slope was enough of a challenge, but her father helped her down the mountain safe and sound. Since then, she has frequently enjoyed skiing with friends and family in France, Austria, Norway among others.
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Valdemar Skjøth Thøisen

MARKETING STUDENT ASSISTANT

Valdemar Skjøth Thøisen

As a child, he was introduced to the world of skiing during a family trip to Norway, and now he thrives on a pair of skis and has gone to most of the European mountains on his own. At Eastern Snow he helps out with marketing.
Contact Valdemar

Frederikke Tarp

Graduate student in political communication and leadership at CBS and marketing manager

Frederikke Tarp

Already as a six year-old, Frederikke got acquainted with the Italian trails, where the blue slope was enough of a challenge, but her father helped her down the mountain safe and sound. Since then, she has frequently enjoyed skiing with friends and family in France, Austria, Norway among others.
Contact Frederikke

Valdemar Skjøth Thøisen

MARKETING STUDENT ASSISTANT

Valdemar Skjøth Thøisen

As a child, he was introduced to the world of skiing during a family trip to Norway, and now he thrives on a pair of skis and has gone to most of the European mountains on his own. At Eastern Snow he helps out with marketing.
Contact Valdemar

Johan Toft-Nielsen

Marketing Manager and guide

Johan Toft-Nielsen

Waist deep powder, Freeride World Qualifier competitions, camper vans and fat skis describes the framework of Johan’s life in the past many years. As an educated ski instructor, Canadian Avalanche Operations Lvl. 1, and countless avalanche courses, Johan embarks on new explorative adventures every single winter. Johan has been a sponsored athlete skiing for Atomic Skiing (earlier Salomon & Atomic Skiing) through the last four years. Born into a family of ski instructors and backcountry explorers, Johan has ski toured, heli/cat skied most of the corners in the world stretching from Japan, Canada, USA to North Macedonia and Lofoten Islands. Apart from being responsible for the marketing, Johan will be a guide on our tours.
Contact Johan

Johan Toft-Nielsen

Marketing Manager and guide

Johan Toft-Nielsen

Waist deep powder, Freeride World Qualifier competitions, camper vans and fat skis describes the framework of Johan’s life in the past many years. As an educated ski instructor, Johan embarks on new explorative adventures every single winter.
Contact Johan

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