06/04/1980 Rovaniemi, FIN
Technical disciplines skier (GS, SL)
11 victories / 48 podium in World Cup, GS World Cup winner 2009, GS bronze medalist - WM Val d'Isere 2009, SL bronze medalist - WM Val d'Isere 2009, GS silver medalist - OG Torino 2006, GS World Cup winner 2005, SL World Cup winner 2005, GS silver medalist - WM Bormio 2005, SL silver medalist - WM Bormio 2005, GS bronze medalist - Junior WM Pra Loup 1999, SL gold medalist - Junior WM Schladming 1997, SG gold medalist - Junior WM Schladming 1997
"In technical disciplines the helmet is a protection not only in case of falling, but also on the gates impact. That's why it's very important to have the best possible equipment."
I followed my big brothers to alpine ski slopes in the age of three. I skied my first race when I was four. The first team I was training with had age group till nine year old, so I spent quite a few years in this class to build my tehcnique. I like to be outside and do always new things, every day of skiing is different as conditions are never the same.