Anders grew up on the Norwegian countryside where his parents sent him right and left to all kinds of sporty activities. All to be able to get young Anders to bed in the evening… The effort apparently paid off as Anders nowdays belongs to the international top level traveling the world filming and competing.
Date of Birth:
Who is Anders Backe:
A 23years old, fulltime skier from Vikersund
Major interest/hobby apart from skiing:
Downhill, MX, Kayaking
What, in your life is most awarding:
What gives you energy and lets you think about other things than skiing:
Being home in Vikersund with my friends and family having a good time
What do you do to unwind:
Best idea of having good time:
Having a super good park in the sun with friends
What makes you angry:
The lack of snow in November, when you could be out shooting handrails get your park skiing up to date!
If you could have dinner with 3 famous people – dead or alive:
The king of Norway, Katrine Moholt and somebody else to pay the hole thing!
Have you any special talent:
Hip-hop and rock
What would you never throw away:
my car keys!
What would your super hero name be:
Favorite place to travel to:
What is your favorite city to visit and why:
Breckenridge for skiing
Favorite spots and resorts:
Keystone and Breckenridge, CO
What do you always carry with you when travelling:
backpack with my Mac and music and my skibag.
Where do you preferably spend your time off:
At my home place Pilterud, outside Vikersund
4 years old
What started you skiing:
My father own the resort back home, and my family has always been out skiing
Who is your biggest influence/Who do you admire:
My mom and dad from the start backing me up!
Best part of skiing:
Riding or racing:
Most important people in your life and career:
My family, friends and sponsors
Worst moment in career:
Best moment in career:
Invited to X-games
From the chess club I played in when I was 8
General career goals:
Year 2008 Highlights:
Coming 7.th X-games Slopestyle, 4.th European Open Slopestyle, 1.st Helly Hansen Invitational Style Master
Objectives for 2008/09:
Ski hard, get a lot of coverage, get a good film part people like and have fun
Most respected skiers:
Other most respected athletes:
Ailo Gaup, Tiger Woods
Advice to beginners:
A training week:
Skiing 5-8 hours a day, streching, strength training, etaing dinner, relax and get ready for a new day at the mountain
Have a waterjump in the backyard
Occupation If I was not a professional skier:
Electrician or a farmer/lumberjack
Go big or go home!