Featured Athlete: Rob Lu

Favorite chairlift and why?

Bear Mountain Quad at Killington because you can hit steep bumps and trees, fast groomers and park all off of one lift!

Breakfast of Champions?

Egg Sandwich and a PBR mixed with a splash of Orangina. 

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

I have been dreaming of being in a ski film ever since I started to see Warren Miller premieres back in Binghamton, NY in 2004. When I started working with Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill at Winterstick, I started to think it could be a reality as an extra or carrying Seth's bag on a trip. But when I was riding up the Burnt Mountain Cat with Kinger there as my cameraman, I realized that it was actually happening and I was going to get to see myself ride on the big screen! 

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

My Winterstick Snowboards Custom RawBlu 157.  There is something magical about getting to design a board just the way you want it, and then getting to shred around the mountain on your own design. 

What is your vision for the future of skiing / snowboarding?

Mountain Biking

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

I always have music on when I ride, so when I get nervous, I find my song and turn it up to 11.

Favorite classic snowboard film and why?

Grenade - Full Metal Edges in 2002. It was my introduction snowboard films and shaped a lot of my musical tastes. 


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