Taking the step from childhood holidays in the mountains to becoming a mountain guide in the Alps may seem long, just like the move from junior ice hockey in Stockholm to the top league in France. With a not insignificant amount of determination, Tobias Granath has made his teenage dreams come true. Meet a father-of-four and Elevenate friend who alternates family life in Engelberg with adventure among Europe’s highest mountains.
She first stood on skis as a three-year-old, was an alpine skier aged ten and ended her blossoming freeskiing career at 18 – but her inner compass still points straight out on the mountain. Elevenate friend Hanna Ovin combines her job as a bootfitter and downhill guide with maximum O2 in Åre.
David Deliv might be one of the hard-charging skier that have not yet made in into the Freeride world tour. With an ability to send massive cliffs and ski insanely fast in tight steep faces he sure puts up a show!
Growing up in the Swedish ski mecca of Åre, Rebecka has been on skis her entire life. Being one of the founding members of InspireUs, an all-female network dedicated to promoting women in extreme sports, Rebecca is a true inspiration for skiing.
Olle Söderberg is a born local in Åre area who has spent his entire life around skiing. Competing in alpine racing and moguls in his early days and now spending his time freeriding the entire mountain in search of the best snow. With a base in Gothenburg, you are as likely to enconter him down in the Alps as in the Norwegian mountains.
Frida Lindgren is a year round freerider. With many winters spent of skis around the world she has now settled in Åre, Sweden to have great skiing and mountain biking available right outside the door. A frequent face at Freeride competitions, Frida knows her way around the steep sides of the mountains.
As a teenager, he chased down fractions of a second with rifle on his back and skis on his feet. Now he prefers to hunt tranquillity in the snowy landscape of northern Norway, working as a mountain guide based in Narvik and the Alps. Elevenate friend Johan Tollstadius lives for the mountains and dreams of his own ski touring lodge, one that is surrounded by silence.
Janne works as a ski instructor at the Moguls program in Åre. Being out on skis almost everyday with work and spending as much time out just ot enjoy himself, Janne truly lives a life in the mountains.
Anna might be one of the most stoked skiers in the Åre valley. She is out in the slopes almost everyday, no matter the weather and temperature, making her the perfect person to test our gear ski gear thoroughly!