NAME: Konstantin Ottner
​NICKNAME: Konsti
BIRTHDAY: 11 November 1997
HOME: Kaufbeuren (Ger) / Innsbruck (AUT)
DISCIPLINES: Freeride
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2017:

  • 2nd place The North Face Frontier 4* (NZ)
  • 1st place XOVER Ride 3* Kitzsteinhorn

2018:

  • 1st place Jasna Adrenalin 4*
  • 1st place Open Faces Obergurgl 4*
  • 1st place Engadinsnow 3*
  • 3rd place XOVER Ride 3* Kitzsteinhorn
  • Freeride Worldtour Qualification 2018

ABOUT ME
Hey, I am Konsti. A 21 year old skier from Germany based in Innsbruck. With a race background, I started freeskiing at the age of 15. Shredding through the resort and skiing with the “cool kids” was what I always wanted to do. Ever since then you can find me all over the mountain - lapping the park, cruising some fun runs or climbing further up to get access to some bigger lines. The whole mountain is a playground, so I want to ski it all.

  • What MOMENT do you ski for?

I don’t think I ski for a single moment - I ski for the many moments skiing offers me. But yeah, if you or a friend ski a sick line or stomp a big cliff, those moments of stoke are the best.

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  • How do you recharge your batteries for the next challenge? 

If I need to recharge my batteries, I take a day off from skiing to hang out with friends, maybe get some office work done or go out for a few beers with the mates.

  • What’s your favorite quote? Why does this quote resonate with you? 

Definitely “Keep it real”! The freeski scene is becoming more and more serious in competitive skiing as well as in video productions or just being a skier in general. Like it was back in the day, we should ski for us because we love it and not for someone else. This is what we should always remember and maybe keep it a little bit looser.  haha.

  • How do you conquer difficult situations? 

I think everything happens in your head first. A strong mentality is needed as well as a lot of experience, but never be afraid to cop out. Another day, another chance!

  • What do you do when you aren’t skiing?

Right now I am on my way back from a knee and shoulder injury, so I’m doing a lot of physio.
When I’m not injured and not skiing, I’m always down for some new activities. It just needs to happen outside. Besides that, I do a lot of mountain- and road biking, climbing or hanging out with friends.
Last Summer I also worked as a Mountain Bike guide in Sölden.

  • What strategy do you use to overcome pressure and stress for optimum performance? 

I like to listen to some good tunes to get myself pumped and ready to drop. Also, take a moment for yourself, rethink your line and think of the moment of stoke if you land it.

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