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George Rodney

George Rodney

Gender

Male


Discipline

Big mountain Freeride


Top results

2015
Freeride World Tour Overall Champion
3rd Verbier Xtreme
1st FWT Fieberbrunn
1st FWT Haines Alaska

2014
Crystal Mountain 4 star FWQ - 5th
Crested Butte 4 star SFS FWQ - 3rd and Sickbird Award
Telluride 4 star SFS FWQ - 5th
Big Sky 4 star SFS FWQ - 3rd
Qualified for the 2015 Freeride World Tour

2012
JFT Overall Tour Winner
IFSA Overall Tour Winner



Date of birth

9/10/93


Nationality

USA


Home

Salt Lake City


Hobbies

Biking, Climbing, Yoga


Motto

Life is Energy

About George Rodney

For Big Mountain Freeriding, it doesn’t hurt to have a broad skiing background and George Rodney is a perfect proof. The young American from Summit County in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado grew up in alpine racing where he was competing with the best of his age on a national level. However, in 2011 he decided to switch from alpine racing to the freeride department of “Team Summit”, a renowned ski academy for young skiers in Colorado, and it didn’t take long before the move paid off. In 2011 and 2012 he claimed several podium spots on junior and regular big mountain comps in North America, winning both the JFT and IFSA Tour in 2012. Following a torn ACL in 2013, George returned even stronger to finish the American leg of the Freeride World Qualifier series as 3rd in 2014, thus qualifying for the Freeride World Tour 2015. With this great opportunity on the horizon, he moved to Salt Lake City where the 21-year-old studies at the University of Utah and is a sponsored skier in Alta.

What is your favorite ski in Collection?

193 Shiro


Why do you like this ski?

Its perfect for charging lines inbounds a few days after it has snowed, they will blow through anything the mountain throws at you.


What conditions do you use this ski for?

It's a great all around ski that you can charge with in any conditions. I use them every day but they are my favorite in packed powder or powder.


What bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?

I use the Jester Pros and mount them +2.5 from recommended on the Shiros.


What DIN do you have your bindings on?

16

 

RANDOM FACTS:

Home mountain: Aspen Mountain and Alta

Height: 6’4’’

Ideal day in the mountains: Any day.

How would you describe your style: I like to ski fast and go big.

Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career: Winning the FWT last year as a rookie.

Favorite place to ride: Aspen Mountain

Best snow trip: My entire season last year was one big snow trip. I didn’t sleep in my own bed for 4 months, I skied the best snow of my life, and on the gangliest terrain of my life.  It was the craziest winter I have ever had.

What age did you start to ski: 2

Favorite phone App: Tinder and Lyft

Goals and plans: Keep skiing and having fun. I will be doing the FWT16 this year and besides that I am hoping to get some filming opportunities.

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