Skiing is my passion and my life, and I am super grateful for having the opportunity to travel the world competing and meeting rad people along the way.
I've been competing internationally for 6 or 7 years and have just requalified for my third season skiing on the Freeride World Tour, after completing the 2018 season ranked 13th in the world.
I started skiing in my home country of New Zealand when I was 2 and a half years old and have skied every winter since, and then some.
I got into competing at the age of 8 when I took up ski racing on the weekends at Mt Ruapehu in the North Island.
By the time I was 16 I decided that Freeride was what I really wanted to pursue, and made the switch from racing - best decision so far!
Originally growing up in Auckland, my family relocated to the small ski town of Wanaka when I was 13.
A move which I attribute to my love of mountains and all things adventure and nature related.
What are Sam's Marmot Favourites?
Marmot Freerider Jacket
Using a windproof and waterproof shell like the Freerider is perfect because it allows you to layer super light when going hard out on a pow day or when climbing back to the top, and the relaxed fit means you have enough space to load up on warmer underlayers when it gets cold.