the organisation

La Sentinelle is a one off and unprecedented ski event, imagined, created and organised by Back of Beyond a collective created by Bruno Compagnet and Minna Riihimaki, passionate skiers and friends for 20 years. Together, they have traveled the world with skis on their shoulders, living multiple adventures and encounters. And together they have designed this event to unify the free skiing community.

Bruno Compagnet
-co-founder of Blackcrows
-professional skier

Minna Riihimaki
-dental surgeon
-professional skier


back of beyond

Back of Beyond’s aim is to take La Sentinelle around the mountain ranges of Europe in the forthcoming years with one or two editions per season:

  • Alps
  • Dolomites
  • Lapland
  • Tatras
  • Julian Alps, etc

The choice of terrain combined with passionate skiers provides potential for infinite adventure.