Dennis Risvoll

Bio:

Dennis Risvoll

Born in VƄgƄ Norway

www.dennisrisvoll.com

professional norwegian freeskier

 

A few weeks ago I sent a Facebook message to Dennis asking if he would be interested in doing a little interview! He was kind enough to say yes, and underneath you can therefor read the interview in its entirety.

 

Me : As someone who has been in the ski game for quite a while;

What is your best tip for skies/equipment for someone wanting to start free riding?

Dennis : Hard to say. You have to experiment and find your own style.

Me : What would your advice be to a man/female wanting to ride skies for a living?

Dennis : Participate in all the competitions you can, to get experience.

Me : How do you get sponsors/work with companies?

Get noticed, deliver what you agree on time and promote the brands in a good way – remember that you represent the brands in many different settings.

Me : From reading/doing research for this interview I understand that you have done many a competition in your time;

Me : Why did you start doing competitions in the first place, and what is the appeal?

Dennis : For fun with my friends

Me : What is the biggest challenge about riding The Freeride World Tour?

Dennis : A lot of waiting, traveling and not so much skiing during the competition days.

Me : How do you plan a race when entering a competition? (listen to the weather report, checking skies, checking the snow?).

Dennis : Planning my line thoroughly, studying the face.

Me : How do you choose the line you want to run, and what factors do you take into consideration?

Dennis : I choose my line how I usually ski when I just have fun.

Me: I recently watched your amazing ski movie on NRK, and want to know;

Me : Why did you say yes to this particular project?

Dennis : FirstĀ of all is the producer a really good filmer and a good friend. Itā€™s nice to have a friend to travel around with you when you go all over the world. Itā€™s also a BIG opportunity for a skier to promote yourself and sponsors. Show what this sport is all about. Not all Powder and sunny days. With a project like this itā€™s easier to maybe take on other projects.

Me : Last but not least some questions about future plans;

Me : What do you think about your future ski career, and how would you like it to evolve?

Dennis : The plan has always been to improve my skiing and be as good as possible, and off course have fun. Thatā€™s the most important thing. Iā€™m really happy to be able to do something that I love for a living.

– Movies

– Competitions

– Riding for fun, and continue working as a carpenter

Thank you Dennis Risvoll for taking the time to answer my questions!

picture: taken from dennisrisvoll.com

Interview ; Linn Michelsen