Markus Eder
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Markus Eder

Markus Eder is the first Italian new school freestyler to reach international recognition.

At first sight, Markus Eder is a typical Italian from Southern Tyrol. He was born in Bruneck and raised in Luttach in the nearby Ahrntal valley, where he still lives today. He started skiing at the age of four, was an alpine racer for many years and enjoys rock climbing in the summer. The 20-year- old even loves pizza and ice-cream. However, a few winters back something diverted his typically Italian path. He discovered freeskiing! Five years later Markus Eder is the first Italian new school freestyler to reach international recognition.

A first exclamation mark was an impressive win of his qualifying heat at the European Freeski Open in Laax. Unfortunately for Markus, the finals had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Thus it took another two months of waiting until his break- through to stardom with the victory at the Nine Knights Big Air Invitational last year.

Markus Eder might not stay alone for long as an Italian freeski star, however. There has developed a lively freestyle scene in the land of soccer and pasta, with the funpark in Bruneck being one of the centres. In Bruneck and on the Schnalstal glacier is also where Markus Eder prepared for this season to eventually reach his big goal, the participation at the X Games which he has qualified for.  His highlight this season has been placing 2nd amongst the international stars at the Red Bull Line Catcher.

 

Random Facts

Gender: 
Male
Nickname: 
Makke
Discipline: 
Slopestyle
Jester
Top results: 
Winter Olympian 2014 Sochi Slopestyle
1st FWT Courmayeur Italy 2013
1st Italian Open 2008, 2009, 2010
1st Nine Knights 2010 Big Air & Best Jibber
3rd Red Bull Linecatcher 2011
1st SFR Tour France 2011
1st Mayrhofen Open 2011
1st Polish Freeski Open 2011
Nationality: 
Italy
Home: 
Luttach
Hobbies: 
Basketball, Climbing, Slackline, Trampoline
Motto: 
go big or go home

Interview

Inner Interview

Interview: 

What Marker bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?
I use the Jester 16 on every ski and on my wall I mount them in the middle which is +5 I think and on my chopstick I have it on +3.

What DIN do you have your bindings on?
14

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RANDOM FACTS:

Favorite skier: Dane Tudor

Ski hero growing up: Tanner Hall

Home mountain: Klausberg

Height: 186

Ideal day in the mountains: perfect weather slushy snow and a good park

How would you describe your style: I don’t know hahaha

Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career. Getting 1st at the Nine Knights

Favorite place to ride: Val Senales in Italy

Best snow trip: going to shred Breckenridge and Keystone 2010 with all my Italian friends

What age did you start to ski: 4

What cant you live without: skiing

Favorite phone App. Don’t have a smart phone but the clock is pretty good ;)

Goals and plans: having fun on my skis for the rest of my life

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