Name: Stefan Häusl
Birth date: 19.06.1976
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Current Residence: Strengen am Arlberg
Language spoken: Austrian ;-) English
1st FWT Fieberbrunn 2011
3rd FWT Sochi 2011
4th FWT Overall 2011
1st FWQ Tour Overall 2010
2nd Röldal Freeride 2010
1st Snowfever Big Mountain Austria 2006
2nd Snowfever Big Mountain Austria 2007
1st Montafon Freeride Festival 2010
1st Engadin snow Big Mountain 2008
1st Powder 8 World Championships 1999
3rd Powder 8 World Championships 2000
1st Weisser Rausch St. Anton am Arlberg 2006
3rd Scott Czech Freeride Davos 2009
What drove you to become a competitive Freerider:
Freeskiing is and was always everything for me. After racing I saw all this cool movies from the states and I wanted to try that too. This was motivating for me to develop from a ski racer to a ski guide and finally to a professional Freerider.
Define yourself in three words:
quiet, restless, fair!
I love skiing in all it’s ways
I hate tax.
I need freedom.
I believe in my skills.
I find inspiration in the quiet times of the year.
My greatest achievement is that I was close to win the Freeride world tour title.
My most treasured possession is our house.
A Memorable experience was to jump the hollywood cliff in Verbier the first time. Scary ;-)
If I could live anywhere, it would be where I live now.
My interests other than skiing are biking, climbing and my little family.
3 items I can’t live without: car, Mac book, skis!
Money or Fame? Nothing of that I need, all I need is to live my passion in some kind of activity.
Beach or mountains? mountains
Favorite song, “Half the world away” from REM
Favorite book: Illuminati
Favorite films: Oceans 11
A good friend is a Freeride buddy
Nordica because it is like a family. The products are cool and full of great performance. This is the ski brand!
My motto is: follow your passion!