Dalbello DB Team

Benny
Schmitt

Name:Benny Schmitt Nationality:USA Team:DB National Style:Freeskier

Clame of Fame

Hard to say…. I’m not Famous for anything, unless you ask those who know me best.

  

Born: August 23,1985 in Spokane, Washington
Hometown/where you learned to ski: Mt. Spokane… Home of the first double chairlift in the world.
Age when you started skiing: 5 years
Skiing Background: Hauling Ass aka Ski Racing
Breakthrough Moment: Having Wilson invite me on a trip to Japan.
Claim to Fame: Hard to say…. I’m not Famous for anything, unless you ask those who know me best.
Favourite Terrain: Japan and Alaska; I love pillows and sushi, as well as sustained pitches and guns.
Dream Conditions: Sierra Nevada.
Riding Style: Unlike anyone else
The Best Thing About Skiing: Travelling
The Worst Thing About Skiing: Attitudes
The Best Training For Skiing: Anything active that promotes balance and clarity
Worst Injury from Skiing: Ruptured Spleen or Broken Back. They both hurt and were long recoveries.

What is freeskiing for u? It’s my life. It’s what consumes me. My bread and butter per say.

Is freeskiing evolving and what are the trends u see coming next season? Freeskiing is definitely evolving, I question if I like certain aspects of it or not sometimes. And trendy is not what I’m looking for, get your own style of skiing and go with it. Have fun while you’re at it!

What is Dalbello for you? Dalbello is the only boot I can ride. Plake gave me a pair of prototype Krypton Pros years ago. I have not ridden another boot since. Hands down the best boot on the market for what I do.
Describe a perfect day on the mountain, no limits, just dreaming: I would say about 50 to 60 cm of fresh, a couple of my good buddies, food, sunshine, Left hand circles, and a run that seems to go forever. That sounds more like heaven, but a perfect day none the less.
Superstitions: None
Favorite Music: I appreciate music made by individuals with instruments. Music today is not like it used to be.
Favourite Band: Led Zeppelin
Favourite Movie: Snatch
Favourite Ski Flick: I like snowboard films better. I get a lot of inspiration and ideas from watching them.
Video Game System: Don’t waste my time
Other Toys: Fly rods, guns, climbing gear, bicycles, skateboards
Other Sports/Activities: Fishing, Shooting, Climbing, Biking, and rolling around.
Words to Live and Die By: Live every day like it’s your last.
Advice: Be honest, be humble, be free
 

Gear

Kr 2 PRO

Kr 2 PRO
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