Threading the needle

Candide Thovex | Pretty Tight

By: Ethan Stone February 04, 2022

Every time I passed by this zone at Crans-Montana, Switzerland in the past few years I always thought to myself, “Wow, someone really needs to film a segment in there.” Then on second glance, I thought, “Actually, it’s kind of gnarly. I’m not sure how anyone could actually pull it off.”

Ladies, gentlemen and others, please allow me to introduce a man who needs no introduction: Candide Thovex, here to make all of our dreams come true. I will just shut up now and let you press play. As an adroit commenter on Candide’s Instagram noted, “Candide posts, and the whole world stops.”

Candide skiing some canyons in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Filmed by Anthony Vuignier and Franck Moissonier

Cover shot by Timo Jarvinen