Eric Themel

Achievements/ movies / comp results / other proud moments

- Filmed with TGR, Warren Miller, The Pirates, Marco Lutz.
- Been on the FWT for a while, Running my very own Freeride Festival in Montafon/Austria.

Favorite areas or descents

- numerous descents in my backyard!! Might sound not so interesting… But you should see my back and front yard!!!

Describe your skiing background

- I had to go to school with skis and switched over to the snowboard with 10 years and am back on both these days.. No difference is to be made!!

What was your big breakthrough or defining moment in skiing?

- Verbier Xtreme in 98 and getting on the Helly Hansen Team with Stian Hagen.

Describe a skiing experience when things got out of hand

- 2010 New Zealand when a Filmer dropped in to do a followcam and released the whole face… Don’t we know that from Kaj and Sverre already!!! Teaches us to ride on your own… And look out for each other!!

What are you up to when you’re not skiing?

- Going Enduroriding in Croatia and Romania!!

Any training advice or suggestions?

- Train always everywhere and don’t stop!! NEVER!!!

Who or what inspires you?

- Everyone who I ride with.

How do you see skiing evolving in the next five years?

- The skis will stop getting wider and will merge together and everyone will be monoskiing and then snowboarding again!!!

Do you have any vices that you would like to share?

- No.

What are your future plans or goals in skiing?

- Ski and Board every line… Same speed, same style, same power!!!!!
- Find a sponsor who supports that project!! Still Snowboarding and skiing happens in the same arena but doesn’t go the same way!! What a shame!!

Eric Themel's favorite kask setup.

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