Heinrich Giesker – or Snowflake, as he is known here in Engelberg – is a familiar sight on the powder snow slopes, with his white ski suit, his flowing hair and his wide smile.
“Skiing is like flying. It just makes you happy.” Snowflake’s words are contagious – anyone who sees and hears him will want to join him on the skis. But Snowflake is not just a happy-go-lucky skier, he is also a record-holder: the 77-year-old spends more than 150 days per winter season on Engelberg’s famous freeride runs.
Engelberg has one of the longest runs in the world – with 2,000 metres of vertical drop from the glacier to the valley – Snowflake is a legend in his own right. “Our campaign invites skiers to enjoy the longest winter season in Switzerland with Snowflake,” says Andres Lietha, Director of Engelberg-Titlis Tourism.