Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier? 

My Mom and Dad.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Invest it…well, most of it. An Audi R8 would definitely be one of those investments.  

Breakfast of champions? 

Gumins Smoothie.

Favorite chairlift and why?

KT-22 in Squaw…there are so many lines and variety that you can hot lap over and over and over. It never gets boring.  

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)

OBX Season 2 of course. 

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?

Lightning McQueen….”Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner, forty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast? Brekkie could be good for me. No, no, no, focus. Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning.”

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

Listening, in disbelief, to a voicemail from Tom Day that we should go skiing together.  

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why? 

My bike and surfboard. Santa Cruz V10 and my Lost Mayhem. The perfect compliments to snow. 

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience? 

Children’s health care in Zimbabwe, specifically the Harare Children’s Hospital Relief Fund, a project created by my teammate, Parker Gumins.

How did the 2020/2021 ski season look different for you than your usual season?

So many things were…awkward. Travel, distancing, wearing masks on chairlifts, no Dave’s Deli. But, the snow still fell and some amazing days were had. 

What is your vision for the future of skiing?

Skiing is too amazing for people not to experience. I’d love to see it become more accessible and affordable for everyone around the world…but we’d need to figure out the lift lines. 

What do you do to calm your butterflies before a big line/race/moment?

Channel Wim Hof. Get a few quick breaths in and send it. 

Favorite classic ski film and why?

Blizzard of AAHHHs. It was a game changer. Super raw, different, and it pulled together three legends that I can relate to independently but that I want to emulate as one.  

Don't miss Karsten in our 72nd film, Winter Starts Now, dropping Fall 2021