Date of birth:
Vikersund, Norway
Bergans, Head, Dr Zipe, Xito, Motorforum Drammen, Hestra, Aclima, Polar, Leki, Skistar, Midt Kraft,
Hiking, Sup, Biking, Golf
Favourite athletes:
Robbie Maddison


Anders Backe Photo By Vegard Breie

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!


What are you looking for to accomplish?

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.

What would be your greatest achievement?

Successfully wrap up a film and photoshoot on one of the bigger projects I have planned for the winter with the whole crew.

Anders Backe Photo By Vegard Breie

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

The difficult part is to continue pushing the limits without getting injured, that’s a fine tuned balance!

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

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!

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

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.

Anders Backe Photo By Vegard Breie

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

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.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

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.

Anders Backe Photo By Vegard Breie

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

Maybe my mother. She´s stoked on the skiing part and always helps me stay motivated and backs me up.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Have fun!  That’s the best advice. If you don’t have fun, that’s gone affect your skiing!

Anders Backe Photo By Vegard Breie

What are your future plans?

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.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Get out there with your friends, push to progress your skiing and don’t forget to have fun!

Anders Backe Photo By Vegard Breie