Pipolaki Partnership

Over time, Pipolaki has developed solid technical partnerships...

Meet Thibaud Duchosal, professional freerider

What is your life like ?

My job is skiing. And the mountains are for me the most beautiful office in the world! When I think most people get up in the morning to go working, I tell myself that I would’nt trade my place for anything. I have the chance to travel, to discover new countries and cultures, while exercising my greatest passion,skiing and when i’m not in the mountains, I bike or I walk. I’m aware of my luck and I want to enjoy it 120%.


Pipolaki and you is already  a long story...

I started to slide at the age of three. I had small plastic skis and I slipped on the road near my house.

As far as I can remenber, I think I’ve always worn a Pipolaki hat. The brand has accompanied me throughout my life. The Pipolaki products are very confortable, highly technical and particularly esthetic. Above all, they keep you warm.


Your future ?

I hope to keep discovering the world for a long time, to take pictures. I would also like to perform well and climb on the first step of the podium.

But I also know that I must remain humble. The mountain does not forgive any mistake. Being a beginner or professional, it’s important to know our limit. Anything can happen very quickly in life. The most important thing is to have fun in what you do.

Ensa – French school of skiing and mountaineering

Created in 1946, it is the French reference school in the field of the sports of mountain. It trains in particular the mountain guides, the ski instructors and the ski patrolmen-first-aid workers. It also develops teaching methods in ski and in Mountain climbing.

The objective is to give the best of the technique and the know-how of Pipolaki products, to the future professionals of the mountain.


IPEV : Paul-Emile Victor polar Institute

THE IPEV offers the human, logistic, technical and financial ressources as well as legal framework wich are needed for the development of the French scientific research in the polar and subpolar regions.

Pipolaki is pround to be a supplier in the equipment of the scientists for several expedition and scientific research programs in Arctic and Antarctica. Our powder snow mask Gardner and Argors hat made of windstopper are part of the equipment as our bistretch polar fleece with Teflon treatment Idaho snood.

These expeditions are essential and have a role to play for a better understanding of the climate change.