Career accomplishments: Some first ski descents in the Austrian Alps. Being part of Europe's biggest ski movie: Lifelong. Competing in several big mountain competitions
Johannes started skiing at the age of 4 on the snowy hills around Innsbruck. Until he saw MSP´s ski movie 1, starring Shane McConkey and Seth Morrison ripping steep and deep powder, he didn´t really like skiing. Inspired by them, Johannes bought his first "fat" (84mm) skis and year by year the skis have become wider, the cliffs higher and the descents steeper! After competing in many big mountain competitions, Johannes focused more on touring, ski mountaineering and skiing off the beaten track. He was invited by the Aestivation Crew to join their huge ski movie, Lifelong. A broken collarbone in December 2010 almost ended this project for him, but luckily he was back on skis two weeks after surgery.
Presently, Johannes studies Geography at University of Innsbruck. The city is surrounded by big and steep mountains within 25 minutes' reach - the perfect headquarters. In winter 2012, aside from joining Aestivation for their new movie, Johannes will begin working on his own film, a project about skiing, camping and living in remote places in Tyrol. In between studies and work, a few big mountain competitions and some sick first ski descents.Johannes' blog