If Martin wasn’t such a nice guy, it would be easy to dislike him. He’s just one of those persons that seem to be good at everything he does. Growing up in the small town of Landeck in the Austrian alps, Martin’s parents put him in ski kindergarten when he was two years old. Like many Austrian kids, he started ski racing early and spent the next ten years working on his technique on rock hard groomers. But eventually he got fed up with it and quit skiing altogether.
Between the ages of sixteen to eighteen, Martin almost didn’t touch a pair of skis. He says he used the spare time to focus on school and being the ambitious little bastard he is (sorry Martin), we don’t doubt it. What was needed to get him back on skis was when he discovered freeskiing after high school. Then some friends asked him to join them for a freeskiing competition and now he spend most weekends jumping cliffs and chasing jury points.
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