Sam Smoothy


Sam Smoothy is from New Zealand and is already one of the biggest names in the Freeride circuit. He has been competing on the Freeride World Tour since 2011 and has claimed many podium spots since then including two victories in Chamonix 2012 and Fieberbrunn 2014, finishing fourth overall on the FWT 2012 and runner-up in 2014 and 3rd at Andorra in 2015. But Sam Smoothy is much more than a competition skier. He is filming for elite ski movie production like Legs of Steel and is a guest writer for various ski magazines around the globe.

He has recently been getting more into rock climbing, with some ice climbing and getting more into ski mountaineering but with a more freeride approach to skiing lines fast. Besides skiing Sam Smoothy loves surfing, but he mainly has to do this in the chilly waves of the New Zealand winter, since he rarely spends the Southern Hemisphere summers in his hometown Wanaka. Instead, he is chasing the powder all around the world and preferably in the European Alps, where he has adopted Verbier as a second hometown. No wonder Sam Smoothy has developed an outstanding skiing style that fully lives up to his last name.


Date of birth
New Zealand
Home mountain
Treble Cone New Zealand and Verbier Switzerland
Experience teaches only the teachable.
Surfing, mountainbiking, rock climbing, reading
Top results

Filming with major film company Teton Gravity Research and producing own films from foreign locations in North Korea and Vanuatu

1st Freeride World Tour, Andorra (2015)

4th Freeride World Tour, Alaska (2015)

2nd overall Freeride World Tour (2014)

1st overall Freeride World Tour, Austria (2014)

1st Chamonix Freeride World Tour (2012)

2nd Courmayeur Freeride World Tour (2012)

3rd Roldal Freeride World Tour (2012)


Rider's Videos


1. Favorite Dalbello Boot
Lupo Pro HD
2. What do you use this boot for?
Freeride touring
3. Why do you like this boot?
With this boot I can tour to big lines, shred the resort, not fall over in apres ski and basically do anything I dam well please on snow.
4. Why do you like being a part of the Dalbello team?
Dalbello boots suit my feet perfectly, I love the flex and hold I get with the boots and the amazing and inspiring riders on their team!
5. How long have you been riding for Dalbello?
Since 2005

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