I was born on May 15th 1989 and raised in a small, almost unknown village close to Arlberg, called Klösterle. At the tender age of 3, I learned how to rock the skies, which mean the world to me.
I grew up doing ski racing, so my dad (a mountain guide) took me to trips to the untouched nature. In that way, when I was young I already got to know a whole different type of skiing.After a bunch of injuries and failures I ended my career as a racer and concentrated onbecoming a ski instructor. Since having completed that goal, my focus, with all my passion to sport and nature, has been on my freeride career. It’s so much fun to be outdoors, to feel nature without limits and experience its variety and to get to know other freeriders, sharing the same passion for mountains and nature. It’s awesome to work together on projects and experience the sport while doing some photo shoots.
For me freeriding means to let my phantasy and ideas flow and most important to express myself. I experience an awareness of life, which I couldn’t feel anywhere else – it’s freedom. I respect nature and mountains and I am thankful for each moment in which I can be part of it all. Beside skiing, I´m studying Sport management at the Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck. Next step/level will be the mountain guide!
Skiing experience studies:
Professional Freeskier, State-certified skiinstructor and Guide
-Attending international Freeride contests (FWT)
-Mountain guide training
-Complete my master in sports management
I think in an outdoor sport you never stop to explore and you never get to the finish line. It´s a progress of growing and you just have these sections between, which are getting you further.
Each section is unique and responsible for who you gonna be, where you are and what you gonna do! So it´s your decision which direction you gonna choose but not what´s gonna happen after your decision.
Be out there in the mountains as long as I can and enjoy every beautiful moment out there in this splendid mountain world.
In our sport you have to have a good confidence and a very good knowledge about yourself. And the right feeling for the full commitment situations.
In a competition I´m always satisfied if I got it down like I wanted to ski it. If I showed my best skiing and stomped everything! ;)
Haha, I´m still in love with mogul skiing! I think it´s a good basic technique training! ;) You stay fast in your legs and its a good training to stay in the middle position.
Having FUN. I think there is no defined instruction. Ski what you´re able to ski. Jump what you can stomp. Ski fast, but never lose control! Never ski without your buddies. Don´t eat yellow snow!! :D
You´re nervous because there is a lot of adrenalin at the top, just before you gonna start. But you should not be nervous about your line or that you might fall. If you have such feelings and thoughts at the top of a big line, maybe you better not start. You should be just nervous because you know that you gonna do something good! ;)
I don´t know who my biggest fan is. Maybe my dad?! Because he was the one who taught me skiing and all this mountaineering skills and altitude of freedom, nature and life. Sounds like I´m his biggest fan: :D haha
Do whatever you want, cross the border how often you want. But never forget, at one point the pot of luck you are caring with you is empty!
Do some more mountain guide training and get as much experience I can. Spend as much time out there in the mountains. Realize some projects with my friends. And very important stay healthy.
STAY REAL!!! :)