“Stylish, confident, talented. Those are all qualities that make the world of ski media take notice. Thoughtful, humble, independent. These virtues don’t always guarantee attention. In my mind though, Karl is next in a line of skiers who combine both sets of traits, indelible names in our sport including Eric Pollard, Michelle Parker, Dash Longe, Pep Fujas, Mike Hornbeck, Adam Delorme and more, all who have made their names not by scoring higher but rather by playing an entirely different game.” – Nate Abbott
Freeskier Magazine profiles Karl Fostvedt in Volume 17.6 - Read the article in it’s entirety HERE.
WATCH: Karl Fostvedt in Poor Boyz Productions “Tracing Skylines”
As more and more outsiders learn about freeskiing through the venue of televised competitions, there is another discipline that most people know little about. Although generally hidden from the general public and often illuminated only by generator powered worklights, the massive gaps and transitions found by skiers in the urban arena arguably require more creativity and are often more dangerous than what takes place on a slopestyle course. Karl Fostvedt, one of the top urban skiers in the game, just posted up an interview on Freeskier.com where he explains what he’s up to right now and gives his thoughts on why the X-Games should expand the snowboarding Real Street competition to include skiing in the future. If you want proof that urban skiing is intense enough for X-Games audiences, check out the re-edit of his 2012 season with Poorboyz that Karl just released.
As trailer season approaches, some crews have already gotten the ball rolling. The boys at 4bi9 dropped an early teaser a few weeks ago for their 2013 effort, All Damn Day. Based on the shots they elected to show us, 4Bi9 seems to have taken advantage of the great snow year in Utah. They are planning on releasing the film in August and it’s going to be a good one.