My name is Austin Ross. I'm a professional skier and adventure athlete based in the BC Coast Mountains of British Columbia.
I travel the world chasing storms on photo and film assignments. When I'm not skiing you'll find me paragliding, camping, hiking, climbing, trail running, mountain biking, skateboarding, swimming and more; I have an intense love affair with nature and the outdoors.
Find what makes you happy and pursue it with endless conviction. We have a short time on Earth and it's all the experiences we share and our quality of life.
Don't be afraid to try something new! It's up to each of us as individuals to take the first step. You may be surprised what you discover...
What about bindings? What bindings do you use? And where do you mount
them? I use the Marker Duke on every ski because I tour just about everyday.
What DIN do you have your bindings on? 12 or 13
RANDOM FACTS:Home mountain: Mt. Currie & Whistler/Blackcomb Resort
Height: 6 foot
Favorite skier: Whoever I'm sharing the moment with in the mountains.
Ski heros growing up: My parents! Dads been a patroller on Whistler for over 30 years and my mums been teaching skiing for about 25. They got me hooked!
Ideal day in the mountains: Steep and deep! Blue bird never hurts but I don't mind the stormy days too...
How would you describe your style: 1 part Freeride, 1 part freestyle, 1 part ski mountaineer. I'm not confined to one genre... I draw inspiration from all aspects of skiing.
Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career: First time I landed a 360; I was hooked!
Favorite place to ride: Thats top secret...
Best snow trip: Hmmm, so many! Chamonix, Japan, China, BC...
What age did you start to ski: I had a ski pass to Whistler/Blackcomb the year I was born and I've had one ever since!
What cant you live without: Oxygen
Favorite phone App: Instagram probably...
Goals and plans: To continue exploring the natural world on my skis and delve deeper into the depths of my own personal adventure through life.