My name is Anders Backe, from Vikersund, Norway. I started up as an alpine skier in the local resort back home where my dad was a co-owner. Was a skijumper until I was 15 and then switched to twin-tip skis. Combined an education as an electrician besides skiing and quit the day I got my certificate to switch out the screwdriver with two planks! Turned pro at the age of 19 and have been traveling around skiing since then and having a blast!
I want to push the limits of urban skiing by finding new and bigger spots, doing tricks with a new style and hopefully try to show a new aspect of skiing.
Successfully wrap up a film and photoshoot on one of the bigger projects I have planned for the winter with the whole crew.
The difficult part is to continue pushing the limits without getting injured, that’s a fine tuned balance!
The feeling of landing a new trick or when you are heading back from a session or a trip where the whole crew worked hard and got the shots we where looking for!
When I’m not skiing I spend time on the trampoline and water ramps for practicing new tricks and being comfortable in the air. Also working out in the gym with balance boards and that kind to improve and prevent injuries.
I always try to think new. Learn a new trick and put my style to it and also bring it out in the urban environment.
When we are out shooting I get nervous first time hitting a new built jump that are huge since you got to adjust and find the correct speed to make it to the landing. The same on rails, how they slide, the right speed to do the gap, etc.
Maybe my mother. She´s stoked on the skiing part and always helps me stay motivated and backs me up.
Work together with Field Productions on their new 2-year movie project that will be released autumn 2016. My “BackeBreieTour” project with photographer Vegard Breie traveling to some unique locations and continue pushing my skiing and combine that with more and new plans with my sponsors.