This is my storyabout living my dream
When looking back on the question of what you wanted to be when your older, did it ever flash by in your mind that you really didn’t know? Did it make you anxious and a little bit scared? Cause I still really don’t know… But I’ve got to the point where I’m okay with it. Im happy. Happy living every day working hard for something that I truly love. In my mind, that’s better than working hard searching for something I might not want. I’m pursuing my dream. The dream of being a professional skier.
I’m 21 years old, from Nelson B.C. I’ve grown up skiing and enjoyed Whitewater Ski Resort as my stomping grounds my whole life. I currently ride for Fischer Skis, The North Face, Smith Optics, BCA, Village Ski Hut, Whitewater Ski Resort, and SWIX. The grassroots Canadian Junior Freeride Competitions was where I developed my competitive skills and passion for the sport. During my last season, as a Junior on the IFSA Tour in 2012-13, I won several comps across North America, and earned the overall title for the male 15-18 category.
The following season in 2013-14, I graduated to competing on the Freeride World Qualifier(FWQ) tour. In my first season, I achieved a few big wins in the 2* events in Chamonix France, and Verbier, Switzerland. In addition, I also achieved a 6th place finish in a Telluride, Colorado 4* event.
Last season 2014-15, I gave the FWQ tour another shot travelling around the world fighting for a spot on the FWT. After struggling in Europe with conditions and some hard crashes, I came back to North America with one 4th place finish from Verbier, Switzerland 3*. I then drove down to Crested Butte, Colorado for the 4* event where I took home a 7th place finish – leaving me with only one more 4*event left in Golden B.C. where I needed a 2nd place finish or higher to earn a spot on FWT 2016 tour. After putting down two of the most nerve racking runs of my life, I found myself standing on the podium in 2nd place with my dream that has now become my reality. The image to the left is my face when I found out I was going to the Freeride World Tour – 2016.
When I am not competing on the Freeride World tour next winter… I will be…
- Model for film or photo
- Coaching Big Mountain Freeride
- Promoting product