I haven´t really figured out why I got totally addicted to skiing… I grew up in a small village, Lomma, in the absolute flat parts of Sweden. A typical winter day setup here is five plus degrees, rain and wind. The very few days we actually get some snow it doesn’t take long before the thaw comes. The only real winter I got was the family ski-trip, which for me became the highlight of every year. But that was it, one week of skiing, way better than nothing but somehow it kind of sucked. Because ever since my Mom put me on skis for the first time I´ve been hooked.
So maybe it´s the huge lack of snow and mountains during my childhood, that now have led me spending my winters searching for the white gold and untracked faces all around the globe. Maybe it´s as simple as the fact that freeriding just kicks ass!! To be out in the nature with huge peaks and deep pow, having a great time with my friends exploring different mountains. Finding new lines to charge down in big turns and cliffs to huck, getting them sweet adrenaline kicks. This mix gives me that special feeling, a feeling which for me is hard to find elsewhere.
Year you first started skiing? 1985
Three climbing/skiing achievements you are most proud of?
- Getting the cover of Skiing.
- Sticking a line I skied on the Saas-Fee glacier, going way too fast!
- To be on the BD-Global Team... ;-), get to rip them Megawatts!
Memory/story of the first time you ever went skiing? Sorry, I was too young to remember it, but apparently I liked it big time.
Favorite climbing/skiing area and why? Disentis, Switzerland, because I know the terrain as good as my own backyard and it rips!
Best climbing/skiing experience? Me and some good friends had an unforgettable stormday in the trees at Saalbach a few years ago. It was a record winter and waist deep pow…
Worst skiing experience? When I broke my femur; it sucked!! What's your dream trip? Where? With who? As every freerider I guess, Alaska with some good friends.
Guilty pleasure? My mistress…
BD gear you use every time you go skiing? My AvaLung backpack.
Something that annoys you while skiing? Others tracks.
What/who inspires you in skiing? All the good guys out there rippin´.
Favorite apre-ski meal? Ein grosses Weissbier…or even better…zwei grosses Weissbier, bitte!
Favorite climbing/skiing flick? Global Storming.
What's in your iPod? Hatebreed, Martin Jondo, O.A.R., Timbuktu…
Strangest place you've ever woken up? Under a carpet.
Strangest person you've ever woken up with? None that strange actually, I choose carefully who I go to bed with…
Three things you'd never roadtrip without? My swiss-armyknife, Visa card and beers.
Superstitions? Yep, keys on tables.
What's your dream job? The dream is not to have to work, isn`t?
How are you training when you are not skiing? Kitesurfing, skateboarding, running and going to the gym.
If you could steal one thing and not get caught, what would it be? A heli.
If you could have dinner with three people (dead or alive) who would they be? Michael Jordan and my two granddads.
Which would you prefer: power of flight or invisibility? Easy, the power of flight! Then I wouldn´t need to steal my heli... never have to ski tracked lines ever again.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Nope!