Home Mountain: Squaw Valley, CA
AK the Hard Way by Adventure Film Works -2009
Helly Hansen, Kastle, Scott, Dal Bello, Squaw Valley, WIDSIX, TOMS, Grivel, Backcountry.com
Favorite music to shred to: The Black Keys
In 10 years I hope to be… I'm not really sure where I see myself being in ten years. I've been starting to think about that a lot lately and I know one thing, and that is that I will still be in the mountains. I can't picture living my life anywhere else. What I'll be doing? Hopefully still skiing, exploring, learning and sharing my experiences with others. The details of how I'll maintain this lifestyle? Well, I'm still working on those at the moment.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Kind, Aggressive, Competitive, Active, Shy
One thing you wont go on the mountain without? These days I never go on the mountain with out my helmet. On the rare occasions I've left it behind all I could think about was how it was such a bad idea to go skiing without it. So now I always wear my helmet.
The greatest influence in your life? I don't really feel like I've had one influence in my life that's stood apart from others. I've met so many amazing people in my life that have influenced me in so many ways. I think I'm pretty lucky to be surrounded by such great people every day that have helped drive me to succeed in life!
What do you look forward to most after a long day on the mountain? After a long day on the mountain I really look forward to a good meal and bed! I feel there's no better way to end a great day of skiing with some good food and then rest, so you can do it again the next day!
What was the highlight of filming in Svalbard, Norway for Flow State? I think the most memorable moment in while in Norway filming for "Flow State" was when Aurelien decided he was going to put on a Helly Hansen survival suit and go water skiing. He taped the suit to his bindings and was pulled behind the zodiac. I remember thinking as soon as he hits the water he's going down! But he didn't, he kept skiing out and around the boat and back to shore! It was amazing. He was probably the first person to water ski that far north ever!