Sam Smoothy

An adventure-loving native of New Zealand, the spiritual mecca of extreme sports, Sam Smoothy describes his ski style as “fast and loose with a good deal of risk.” This exciting, fun-loving approach has helped him light up the world of freeskiing in recent years. A consistently strong athlete on the Freeride World Tour, his highlight was a second place overall finish in 2014, which earned him the title of New Zealand Snowsports Freeride Athlete of the Year.

Sport: Skiing

Hometown: New Zealand