Markus Eder is the first Italian new school freestyler to reach international recognition.
At first sight, Markus Eder is a typical Italian from Southern Tyrol. He was born in Bruneck and raised in Luttach in the nearby Ahrntal valley, where he still lives today. He started skiing at the age of four, was an alpine racer for many years and enjoys rock climbing in the summer. He even loves pizza and ice-cream. However, a few winters back something diverted his typically Italian path. He discovered freeskiing! Five years later Markus Eder is the first Italian new school freestyler to reach international recognition becoming the Freeride World Tour Champion in 2019.
Markus: "Loving every aspect about Freeskiing. Being able to have fun and being progressive on prepared terrain, tricking in the backcountry or skiing bigger lines in places like Alaska is key for me. "
- Fecha de nacimiento
- Lugar habitual de esquí
- climbing, skateboarding, biking, trampoline, tinkeling
Freeride World Tour Champion 2019
1st Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn, Austria 2019
1st Freeride World Tour Habuka Japan 2019
2nd overall Freeride World Tour 2018
3rd Verbier Xtremes 2018
2nd Freeride World Tour Kicking Horse 2018
1st Freeride World Tour Courmayeur 2013,
15th Olympics Sochi 2014,
2nd Red Bull Linecatcher 2011,
1st Swatch Skiers Cup 2016/2013/2011,
- 1. Esquís Völkl favoritos
- revolt 121
- 2. ¿Para qué utilizas este esquí?
- Hiking and Skiing technical Lines
- 3. ¿Por qué te gusta este esquí?
- It's a light and robust ski that makes hiking but stays solid under your feet on every kind of terrain in the backcountry.
- 4. ¿Por qué te gustaría formar parte del equipo de Völkl?
- Rather than team i'd call it a big family which has been supporting our sport since the beginning and is still on the same road.
- 5. ¿Hace cuanto tiempo que esquías con Völkl?
- 10 years
- 6. ¿A qué edad empezaste a esquiar?
- When I was 3 i did my first run down the crosscountry track behind our house.
- 7. El mayor logro en tu carrera de esquí
- The 2nd place of the Red Bull Linecatcher in 2011 was defenitely the result I'm the most stoked about. Mostly because it introduced me to backcountry skiing.
- 8. Lugar favorito para esquiar
- That's a tough question and I can't really answere it. There's too many good places all over the world but skiing at my home resort is always special since I know it the best and these days it's rare that I get to ski there.
- 9. Tu viaje de esquí favorito
- It might have been the trip to a Touring Lodge at Rogers Pass in Canada. We flew in with the heli and stayed up there for two weeks touring in all time terrain that's surrounding the hut with a great crew and just the basic connection to the outside world
- 10. ¿A donde te gustaría ir a esquiar y todavía no has estado?
- Japan! Somehow a trip to that place never came together and every professional skier seemed to have been there. Sooner or later it will be time!
- 11. Ídolo de esquí
- Candide, in the past and present.
- 12. ¿Qué haces cuando no estas esquiando?
- I love to climb, bike and skate. And besides that I spend quite some time during summer tinkering on stuff in my workshop.
- 13. ¿Cómo entrenas para mantenerte en forma para esquiar?
- Obviously the gym is one of the places to keep myself in shape but I mostly try to be outside and spend my time with climbing and biking without spending too much time indoors in the gym.
- 14. ¿Sin qué cosas no puedes vivir?
- 15. ¿Qué 3 cosas tenemos que saber sobre ti?
- German speaking Italian, Candy is my doping, anti FIS.
- 16. ¿Cual el tu lema de vida?
- 17. ¿Cuál ha sido tu momento más humillante?
- Again I'd say it was the second place at the Red Bull Linecatcher. Partecipating at this comp where I thought I'd never have a chance against the stacked field of role models.
- 18. Red social favorita
- 19. Objetivos futuros, planes y ambiciones
- I don't know where my carreer is taking me in the next years but I hope that I'll still have fun on my skis when I'm in my 60's.
- 20. ¿Cómo comenzaste en el esquí touring?
- I never had any interest in skitouring till probably 3 years ago when I got to test the BMT's. Then I went to my first touring trip to Canada and it totally got me by then.
- 21. ¿Cuál es tu ruta de travesía favorita?
- I rather do shorter hikes where I'm able to concentrate at a line at the time. Like the tour to the Faden Alm, my dad's hut close to my home village. It's about an hour and a half to get to the hut that's surrounded by awesome minigolf lines.