Meet Kole

Date of Birth: April 9th, 1998

Hometown: Campbell River, BC

Occupation: Alpine ski racing coach

Sponsors: Liberty skis, Tyrolia, Giro, Rossland Outdoor, RED Mountain

Accomplishments: Links Line ‘Best Trick’ current title holder

Bio: Kole Harle is a freeskier, alpine race coach, and backcountry skier based in Rossland, British Columbia. Passionate about the many facets of skiing, Harle can be found coaching the next generation of ski racers at Red Resort, while also flipping off 50ft cliffs on his days off. With a background stemming from all aspects of alpine skiing, Harle is truly a jack-of-all-trades. Whether it be leaving tracks on firm corduroy, ski touring on approach for a first descent, or flowing through the terrain park- Harle has a passion for skiing and sharing that with his community both online and on the mountain.

How old were you when you started riding?

One and a half years old.

Who are your mentors/influencers?

I’ve had many coaches and mentors over the years but to name only 3 I’d say John
Trimmer; my long term ski racing coach, my brother Teal Harle, and my closest ski
friends who are always pushing and inspiring my skiing.

Any Nicknames?

Yukon Magnum

What’s your favourite thing about RED?

The Red chair. It’s old, quirky, and full of history. Plus it gets forgotten on a powder day.

What movie/video gets you most amped for the winter?

CLAIM (the greatest ski movie… ever)

What’s your favorite run at RED?

Links Line without a doubt

Do you listen to music when you shred? (what’s your go-to?)

Yea I love music while I ski. I have a ton of playlists but I mainly listen to Hiphop and Rap
music including Apollo Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Cunninglynguists, and Nas.

When not skiing/riding, what else do you like to do?

Disc golfing and flying planes.

What’s the best trick name?

Switch Tail-Butter Double Cork 1260 Truck-Driver

Do you have any preseason rituals leading up to the winter?

Tuning my skis. Old habits from being a ski racer, but it always gets me excited to shred.

If you could be any animal, what would it be?

I’d be a shark, no reasoning other than I think they’re cool.

What’s your favorite saying?

Can’t see? just smell your way down.

Describe your perfect apres.

Just a hot tub and a couple of beverages with my friends.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Still skiing as much as possible, but while also pursuing a career as a pilot.

Gallery of shred!