ITALIAN FREESTYLER, FREERIDE WORLD TOUR CHAMPION
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.