ABOUT NICK GOEPPER
The 19-year-old Nick Goepper is without a doubt the big shooting star of the American freestyle scene winning X Games Gold in Aspen last season as well as finishing on the podium of many major slopestyle events in the past two years. This is all the more astonishing since he is from Lawrenceburg, Indiana – a rather flat midwestern state far away from the big US ski resorts! Nevertheless the well-rounded sports talent already started skiing at the age of 5 and has become one of the most talented riders of his generation. During the past few winters he chased the competition circuit through mountain resorts all over the American continent and increasingly made his presence felt. A first highlight was a victory at the Dumont Cup 2010 when he applied his incredible trick arsenal to the slopestyle course in Sunday River, Maine. Ever since Nick Goepper is definitely a force to reckon with in any freestyle skiing competition, the product of which was the overall title in the AFP Slopestyle Ranking 2012/13.
What Marker bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?
I use the Marker Jester Pro. I mount them dead center on my park skis and two centimeters back on my big mountain skis.
What DIN do you have your bindings on?
Favorite skier: Anybody that skis at Squaw
Home Mountain: Perfect North Slopes
Ski hero growing up: Bobby Brown
Ideal day in the mountains: Probably a perfect park on a bluebird day skiing with your friends and learning new tricks. And then going to Subway afterwards.
How would you describe your style? I try and keep my style as clean and as controlled as possible. I try to make everything look easy.
Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career? Winning the Dumont Cup this year at Sunday River.
Favorite place to ride: I always have a blast riding at Snow Basin Utah when the Dew Tour is there. Windells in the summer. I also love my home mountain of Perfect North Slopes Indiana!
Best snow trip: European X Games this year. It was my first time in Europe and I couldn't have asked fo a better experience. And it was my birthday!
What age did you start to ski? Age 5
What can’t you live without? Family, Health, and Peace of Mind.
Favorite phone App? Probably Re: Minder. I use it alllllll the time.
Goals and plans: To amplify this years competition season by 10 next year. And to learn to ski halfpipe!