Residence: Innsbruck, Austria
Master: Advanced Materials
Background: A great number of successes in cross-‐country skiing competitions (e.g. German Champion), as well in sports climbing competitions.
Focus on Freeski since 2008 (after solely snowboarding).
I grew up in Dürbheim, a small village in Germany. Seven years ago I moved to Innsbruck in Austria - I finished my studies this summer.
Thanks to my parents, I started skiing when I was just two years old. Later on I changed to snowboarding (for about 10 years). After watching 'Yearbook' of MSP, I got inspired to start skiing again and I bought my first Twintips in 2007.
3. Was there anyone in particular who helped motivate you to where you are?
I think everyone who shared the same joy while skiing with me was a big help. Also my parents and my girlfriend who are supporting me in everything I do.
4. What is you favorite ski that you have skied on?
The Cyclic 115 of Head - I use them on about 90% of the days skiing.
5. What is your favorite memory as a child?
Beeing outside, exploring the hills around our little village, minding my own business and playing around without any expectation - actually quite comparable with Freeriding today.
6. Did you always want to be a pro?
Being able to enjoy skiing as long as possible is my dream, as well as spending most of my whole life out there in the nature - if becoming a pro helps me doing that, I want to be a pro. ;)
7. What is you favorite ski area?
Actually every mountain with a fine backcountry which isn't too crowded, so I can enjoy some first lines!
8. How do you stay in shape during the off-season?
There are many ways of doing that - I prefer surfing, climbing or hiking some trails with my downhill bike.
9. How do you train during your season?
I have a workout plan which is customized to my needs. Besides the specific training I really enjoy skiing moguls for example.