Do you have any preseason rituals leading up to the winter?
I always go and support the ski community by watching the newest ski films to get me excited then I spend way more time than necessary tuning and waxing my skis.
If you could be any animal, what would it be?
For sure a shark. I don’t really have any reason for why I just think they’re badass.
What’s your favorite saying?
“Safety third” This doesn’t mean that safety is completely overlooked it just means that if safety were first then none of us would be risking our safety and having fun skiing. To clarify; having fun is first, improving your skills is second and then safety is third.
Describe your perfect apres.
Walking into rafters with snow still stuck in my beard and glowing with stoke. My friends and I sit at one of the quieter tables so we can excitedly discuss who did the sickest air that day and review our footage. We order beers and our own small appetizers to limit the spread of any sicknesses, then play cards around the table until our feet are begging to be finally released from our ski boots. Then, since it’s the perfect apres, I find $100 in my pocket, and as I leave, I get a call from Tom Wallisch and he invites me to go to Alaska with him and that a helicopter is waiting for me outside.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
10 years is a long way away for someone who plans only 10 days in advance but ideally, I will be working as an airplane pilot and using my days off to ski. Hopefully I’ll still be making ski movies and shooting photos for what ever the next version of a magazine is.