Giacum

Frei

„These skis are the best partner you can have for wide range of conditions. They are very versatility and capability of skiing what the mountain will deliver.“

Athlet:
Giacum Frei
Birthday:
07.03.1977
Nationality:
Switzerland
Hometown:
Smithers B.C./ Chur
Home Spot:
Skeena Mountain B.C.
Favourite Spot:
Skeena Mountain B.C.
Profession:
UIAGM Mountain Guide

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Details about Giacum Frei

Skiing Background:


I started skiing as a little kid in Smithers B.C. Canada, but didn’t start to ski full-time until the age of 15, when I decided to move to Switzerland, complete my schooling by correspondence, and devote my time entirely to skiing and climbing. During the following years, I completed the UIAGM mountain guide exam, worked as a ski patroller, and landed sponsorships for my accomplishments in steep skiing descents in the Alps.

The spirit of skiing:


I love the challenge of seeing and skiing new lines.

The ultimate day on the mountain:


Any day that you go out with a good crew and everyone comes back with smiles is an awesome day, regardless of the snow conditions.

What goes throught your head before dropping a big face/ doing a trick?


After I make a decision to ski a face, I focus on any serious caution zones, remember my exits and try to clear my mind to be aware of any gut feelings or last minute observations/changes.

Reminescence about KÄSTLE:


My first ski that I bought when I got to Europe, which I still have today, was a Kästle ski. I was so proud!

Three reasons why KÄSTLE:


1. Quality that lasts 2. A good fast base 3. A complete product line, that fits my interests and skiing style

What do you do in summer?


I spend most of the summer working for the oncoming winter season. Lots of admin, logistics, improvements, employee paperwork, etc. Basically everything it takes to make Skeena Heliskiing work well. During my breaks I love to go surfing, climbing and paragliding. I also work occasionally as a mountain guide and on industrial rope access jobs.

Role models/ Idols that inspire you?


At the moment, I like the smooth style of Candide Thovex. I also admire the speed Daron Rahlves charges at. Got to Mention Hugo Harrison, master of drops.

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