For those that don’t know, tell us what you do in one line.
I’m a freeride skier and a fully-qualified mountain guide.
What’s your favourite thing about skiing?
It’s the liberty of your own style and creation. You can set your own goals. The challenge is always the mountain and that’s the amazing thing; if you do the right training, use the right tactics and follow smart decisions, you'll be successful and able to realise your dreams.
What are your top 5 essentials for this winter season?
First of all, definitely the Freethinker Jacket and the Freethinker Bib Trousers. I know it sounds cheesy, but I will spend literally seven months in these. They keep me warm and dry out there! I will also use the ABS Vest quite a lot during the beginning of the winter. But the two most important things for me will be snow and health; without those two nothing will go on!
Why have you chosen these items?
The Steep Series combination is just the perfect outfit for me. It has great functionality, the pockets and zips are well placed and the fabric is really durable. So even if I ski every day I only need one outfit per season!
I’m also hiking/climbing a lot of lines this season so to make sure I’m all set, I’ll pack a shovel, probe, crampons, ice-axe, ski skins and a small safety kit. The ABS Vest can hold all of them; it also has an avalanche airbag and it’s super centered on your body, making it possible to ski harder lines.
Which items of clothing do you absolutely rely on throughout this season?
Besides the shells of the Steep Series I always bring a small packable insulation jacket. In my opinion the Thermoball™ Jacket is the ultimate tool for that!