Considered a role model in the universe of freeride, Markus Eder is a 29-year-old skier from South Tyrol, Italy. Having made his debut as a ski racer, he was bound to be attracted by the creativity and fun freestyle skiing had to offer and began to focus on this discipline in 2005. As a park skier, Markus Eder won the Nine Knights in 2010, in the SFR Freestyle Tour in 2011 and competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia (15th in qualifications).
In 2011, Markus Eder took part in a backcountry competition for the first time. His vision to stand out among his freeride competitors was based on the reinterpretation of steep lines using his freestyle background as an advantage. Markus won the World Heli Challenge in 2012 and took second overall in 2018 Freeride World Tour before being crowned Freeride World Tour Champion in 2019, the most prestigious title a big-mountain rider could earn.
Markus Eder starring in five Matchstick Productions (MSP Films) films from 2014 to 2018 became another turning point in his career, giving him the opportunity to demonstrate his technical prowess on the Far North steep lines. In 2020, Markus decided to step back from competitive skiing to focus on a personal project.
Sébastien started skiing at five years old in a tiny ski resort close to Lake Geneva on the French side. For 12 years he skied and trained in ski racing all the way to the FIS circuit. Understanding he could not reach the top level in Alpine skiing, he decided to focus on sharing his passion through teaching. Sébastien gradually became more and more attracted to exploring new and steep mountains with challenging terrains. At 22 years old he went skiing in New Zealand and started competing in the Freeride World Qualifier. Today, Sébastien is a passionate Freerider splitting his winter between competing and filming movies during ski trips.
He has been fighting hard to get a spot on the Freeride World Tour for the last few years, being the most consistent rider to miss the cut. He has finished top 5 in the European rankings for 3 years, twice placing 4th and once 5th (only the top 3 qualify). Sébastien will keep trying hard to qualify alongside sharing good experiences with friends and discovering new places to ski.
Luca spent his first years in Crans-Montana, where he discovered skiing and became a member of the ski club "Les Barzettes (Randogne)". At the age of 4, his family moved to the region of Berne, but he continued to go to Crans-Montana to perfect his skills. He is now a National athlete for the Swiss Ski Team.
During his first performance in the 2013 Junior World Championships, he took the podium celebrating with an amazing 2nd place. In 2014, he won the National Championships in Saint Moritz. In 2017, still in Saint Moritz, he won the Gold Medal in the World Championships in the Super Combination category. He also achieved an amazing second place at the World Cup’s Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio and several TOP 5 in the main World Cup Circuit. In 2018, he won the Gold Medal in the Olympic Games in Jeongseon in the Team Event category.
Ugo Troubat, born on May 31 st , 2000, and from the ski resort of Les Arcs, France, is a 21-year-old French freerider. Ugo started skiing at the age of two and integrated the alpine ski club of Les Arcs until the age of 15. Then, having decided to take-up freeride / backcountry skiing, he then joined the Freeski Academy in Les Arcs. Ugo started competing on the Freeride Junior Tour in 2016 and achieved his first podium with a 2 nd place in Nendaz, Switzerland.
Building on this momentum, the freerider qualified for both the Junior World
Championships 2017 and 2018 – 2017 in Andorra and 2018 in Kappl, Austria. He then reached several podiums on the junior circuit, including a 2 nd place at the Verbier Freeride Week Juniors 2* and two first places at the Freeride World Qualifier 2* in Chamonix in 2020, on the last stage of the season. Ugo is now competing on the Freeride World Qualifier 4* circuit, with the aim of finishing in the top 3, in order to qualify for the Freeride World Tour.
Kaditane Gomis - although everyone calls him Kadi - is born on August 4, 2002, and is a young 18-year-old French freeskier licensed by the Club des Sports de La Clusaz, in France. Kaditane started skiing at the age of two under the guidance of his father, a ski instructor. Having started with alpine skiing, he could not help but jump over the moguls on the edge of the slopes. It was then natural for him to turn to freestyle (slopestyle and big air) at the age of eleven. Kaditane evolved on the podiums of the young criteriums before he started competing in the French Cup and taking part in international races.
In 2017, Kaditane won a 4th and 3rd place at the SFR Freestyle Tour in La Clusaz. Since 2018, Kaditane has achieved multiple podiums in FIS competitions, and even climbed into the top 10 in the European Cup in 2019. In the same year, Kaditane also took a 6th place at the World Rookie Tour in Seiser Alm, Italy, and won the French overall classification of the season. At only 18 years old, Kaditane is already one of the best freestyle skiers and is considered a young prodigy in the discipline. In fact, he took part in the Lausanne Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020. His ambitions for the future? The World Cup circuit and the Olympic Games!