Stefan started skiing at the age of three and became a skiracer. When he was 16 he stopped racing again and at the age of 18 he started his ski instructor and ski guiding exams. This education was finished at the age of 21. After that he started straight away as an examiner for the top level ski instructors in Austria. He moved to the Arlberg region and worked for the Ski Akademie St. Christoph.
His passion for off piste skiing grew day to day. In 1999 he won the Powder 8 World Championships held in Canada. In 2000 he was 3rd in that competition.
He followed his passion and wanted to get more Xtreme in his skiing. As the freeriding scene in Europe started to grow, he saw his chance in there. He started with competitions and learned how to drop cliffs and ski big lines.
With hard training he reached the goal to become one of the best competition freeride skiers in the world.
Several wins in freeride competitions followed and in 2011 he won the first freeride world tour stop in Austria. His goal is to become freeride world champion.
Stefan is a professional freeride skier since 2005 and works very closley with his sponsors. He is not just skiing their products, he is also involved in the R&D of there products. He lives in a beautiful house in the middle of the nature with his wife Geli and their daughter Jana. He is a very motivated skier with lots of passion.
He absolutely loves skiing in all it’s ways!