Sam Smoothy

Freeride

Sam Smoothy is from New Zealand and is already one of the biggest names in the Freeride circuit. He has been competing on the Freeride World Tour since 2011 and has claimed many podium spots since then including two victories in Chamonix 2012 and Fieberbrunn 2014, finishing fourth overall on the FWT 2012 and runner-up in 2014 and 3rd at Andorra in 2015. But Sam Smoothy is much more than a competition skier. He is filming for elite ski movie production like Legs of Steel and is a guest writer for various ski magazines around the globe.
He has recently been getting more into rock climbing, with some ice climbing and getting more into ski mountaineering but with a more freeride approach to skiing lines fast.

Besides skiing Sam Smoothy loves surfing, but he mainly has to do this in the chilly waves of the New Zealand winter, since he rarely spends the Southern Hemisphere summers in his hometown Wanaka. Instead, he is chasing the powder all around the world and preferably in the European Alps, where he has adopted Verbier as a second hometown. No wonder Sam Smoothy has developed an outstanding skiing style that fully lives up to his last name.

Facts

Date of birth
06.07.1986
Nationality
New Zealand
Home mountain
Treble Cone New Zealand and Verbier Switzerland
Motto
Experience teaches only the teachable.
Disciplines
Freeride
Hobbies
surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing, reading
Website
samsmoothyskier.com
Top results

1st 2015 Andorra FWT stop.

2nd overall 2014

Freeride World Tour,

1st 2014 Austrian FWT stop

Rider's Videos

Interview

1. Favorite Völkl Skis
Confession 193
2. What do you use this ski for?
freeriding and all mountain crushing.
3. Why do you like this ski?
I love the power and stability I get with the Confession, it can handle anything I throw at it and floats so well in powder, I feel like I can stomp anything with this ski.
4. Why do you like being a part of the Völkl team?
The volkl team is more like a family, everyone is super nice and super fun to ski with, and we have the best equipement out there, it’s a perfect set up!
5. How long have you been riding for Völkl?
I have been riding on Volkl since…I think 2009

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