Rafael was born in France and grew up all over the world. He has always been active in the outdoors but didn’t actually begin to snowboard till he was 17. Now 24, he spends nearly every month chasing snow and adventure in both hemispheres. Rafael splits most of his time between Chile and North America, where he just completed his degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado. His plans for the 2018/2019 include going on tour for his new film Yūgen, as well as shred and film trips to Japan, Canada, Alaska, Europe and, of course, Chile.
"People say you are what you eat, but I believe you also 'are what you wear.' Living sustainably isn't just about what you do, but also about what you put on your body. Wearing eco eye protection is #1 RAD, #2 benefits the planet, and #3 helps you see the world through eco lenses. Thanks ZEAL for making that possible!"
- Alison Teal
Yūgen is a 3-year borderless mountain-based documentary film that explores the connection we as mountaineers and environmentalists share with the natural world.
Connections Film with Rafael Pease - Hokkaido Teaser
A teaser for the upcoming film “Connections” produced by Rafael Pease, a documentary film which unites a group of passionate snowboarders and environmentalists. A film that will be elucidating the problems that are faced in their surrounding environment.
Sled Deck DIY with Rafael Pease
With low snow conditions Rafael Pease decided to leave the lift lines behind and take matters into his own hands, creating the ultimate backcountry machine - sans trailer.