My first competition I got disqualified for being too extreme and doing inverted tricks.
Hometown/where you learned to ski: Park City, Park City Mountain Resort
Age when you started skiing: 2 years old
Skiing Background: I began racing when I was about 6 years old and continued that until I was about 14. By the time I was 14 I wouldn’t show up for racing training anymore, instead I would sneak away up mountain with a few of my friends to build a jump to learn new tricks. This is where I really started to get into trick and park skiing. Ever since then I always skied freely and lapped the park.
Breakthrough Moment: My breakthrough moment would have to be my first corked spin. I had been wanting to try this trick for ages, but never felt totally confident in my ability to land it. Finally one day when I was 14 I worked up the courage to try it. I landed it my first try. It felt so good to finally overcome my fears, and at that moment, I knew that I wanted to become a professional skier.
Favorite Terrain: My favorite place in the world has to be Laax, Switzerland on a perfect powder day. Although Breck’s Freeway park on a perfect bluebird day takes a close second.
Dream Conditions: Waist deep, light fluffy snow. Face shots that stick into my luscious beard (Hopefully someday…).
Riding Style: Free. Freedom is my favorite part of skiing .The ability to do what you want when you want, and the opportunities to push your boundaries.
The Best Thing About Skiing: Freedom
The Worst Thing About Skiing: Nothing?
The Best Training For Skiing: Breckenridge Colorado.
Worst Injury from Skiing: I’ve been rather lucky and never had anything major that caused me to take more than a few months off. But the worst has to probably be my knee where I partially tore almost everything in there.
What is freeskiing for u? The complete freedom to push your limits and explore new terrain.
Is freeskiing evolving and what are the trends u see coming next season? Today freeskiing is becoming absolutely insane. There are 12 and 14 year old kids doing the hardest tricks out there. It is progressing so fast I have no idea where it will go, but that’s part of the beauty of freeskiing, its ability to go anywhere.
What is Dalbello for you ? Dalbello is the banana to my split. I’m just not complete with out them haha. Before Dalbello, ive never found a boot that fit just right. I’ve never felt so comfortable and in control as I do when I’m in a Dalbello boot.
Describe a perfect day on the mountain, no limits, just dreaming: Get to the mountain on a bright bluebird day. Surprisingly, Me and two of my friends are the only ones here besides the resort crew. Must be because of the mandatory road closures due to the fake bank robbery call we sent out to the police. We wade through the 4 feet of fresh snow to get to the lift. Working my way to the top of the resort, I prepare my gear and put my snorkel in my mouth. We dip off the edge of a 15 foot wind lip and instantly disappear into the white abyss.
Superstitions: Never call your last run. It’s always called 2 minus 1. When you call last run, you always get hurt.
Favorite Music: To ski to has to be Classic Rock, perfect on any day.
Favorite Band: I like a little bit of everything. I don’t think I’ve had a favorite band since my youth and good ol’ Blink 182.
Favorite Movie: Anchorman. “Its called Sex Panther. 60% of the time…. It works every time. “
Favorite Ski Flick: Happy Happy: Helly Hansen
Video Game System: Nintendo 64 of course.
Other Toys: My Automobile!
Other Sports/Activities: I’ve grown up playing Lacrosse and always loved it. But honestly I love to play any sport. I just love being out side and having fun with friends.
Advice: Just have fun with whatever it is you want to do! Live your life always in happiness. It’s a beautiful world.
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