Austin Ross

Austin Ross

Home Mountain? 
Whistler/Blackcomb

Hometown?
Pemberton BC

Current Home Mountain? 
Whistler/Blackcomb

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider? 
Person? How about my cat, Waylon.

In lieu of our 70th film, what’s your most memorable or favorite Warren Miller film or segment – past or present?
I'm biased obviously, but my answer would be either of the first two Warren Miller films I worked on; Dynasty (Northern China segment) and Playground (Dubai segment).

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Book a trip to a heli-ski op for a week of freeskiing with my family and closest friends! Oh, and pay off my mortgage...

The best meal you can cook? 
My BBQ scene is pretty tight...

Favorite chairlift and why?
The Helbronner tram on the Italian side of Mt Blanc. Talk about a speed riding paradise!

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)
Oh wow, where to start?!

The fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?
Bodhi from 1991's "Point Break." Watch, or re-watch this classic and you'll know why.

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?
The breakfast buffet at Wiegele's! Haha, just kidding. From deep storm skiing to bluebird alpine missions, the skiing in the Monashee Mountains of Blue River with an all-star cast of athletes and production crew. The whole trip was the highlight!!

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why? 
The Volkl BMT 122 w/ Marker Kingpin Binding. This kit is the best free ride touring setup! Lightweight, playful and responsive. If I could only have one ski/binding combo for the rest of my days, this would be it.

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

Do you have any sponsors, if yes, who?
Volkl/Marker/Dalbello, Arc'teryx, Leki Poles, Whistler/Blackcomb, Swing Mini Wings, Niviuk Paragliders, Intuition Liners

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