I was born and raised in the Ore-mountains in Germany which is the reason for many questions like “So, how the hell did you get into skiing?”. The mountains are for sure smaller than in the Alps but it´s still home AND you’ll still learn how to turn a ski. My first time on skis was at the age of two. My parents strapped skis to my feet and just pushed me down the hill. More or less. I grew up racing, went to sports and boarding school and wanted to become the next Olympic champion which did not happen… I quit racing when I was 16. As time went by, crashing gates gradually became less important, and even became tiring and boring to me. I´ve also never been a big fan or good at competition. A few years later I found myself skiing in the backcountry - that is what my heart beats for! I’m based in Innsbruck/Austria which means I got a pretty big backyard full of options.