Basically, I have been interested in skiing since the age of two. But it was ski racing that fascinated me until I was twenty years old. The end of my career as a ski racer enabled me to gain a deeper and different insight into the subject of skiing. On my twenty-first birthday my parents gave me so-called ‘Powderski’. After my first real deep snow day on my new skis I knew what my real calling was: freeskiing!
What fascinates you about this sport?
On the one hand, it is the freedom, which one already feels during the ascent to a summit never climbed before. The escape from everyday life, stress and the pressure to perform of today's society. On the other hand, it is a feeling to surf the cold powder snow and to be almost weightless.
Do you have a favourite freeskiing spot?
As I get older, I appreciate my beloved home in the Alps more and more. The mountains around Obertauern are of course one of my favourite spots. However, two years ago I was allowed to explore the French ski area Montgenevre in the context of a project. Since this time, I mention this small French ski area also again and again under my favourite spots.