Thomas Hlawitschka
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Thomas Hlawitschka

I grew up in Garmisch- Partenkirchen, where i´ve been alpine racing until the age of 15. That´s where I met my housemate Tobi Reindl, together we stopped racing, started free skiing, finished school, moved to Innsbruck, started our own project with Paddy Graham and Bene Mayr (“Legs of Steel”) and keep on go skiing/ Party together.

Besides skiing I study sports science and I would like to keep working in freeski business later, too. As there are not too many good parks in europe, it´s hard to keep up at international competitions, but as we (europeans) have great & big mountains I find it much more interesting and challenging to go out shooting in backcountry. You have to organize a lot, check weather/ avalanche reports, find spots on the mountain AND get your trick ON POINT!

Check out our website on, with news, movies and the webisode. The next years movie “nothing else matters” drops in autumn.


Random Facts

Thomas The Train
Big Air
Jester, Duke
Top results: 
1st German championship 2011 Halfpipe
3rd Red Bull Linecatcher Quali 2009
5 & quail 2010
8th EU Open Halfpipe 2008
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, now Innsbruck
Mountain Bike, Beachvolleyball, Big wave surfing
speed is your friend!


Inner Interview


What Marker bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?
Marker Jester and Duke. Great bindings, hold on very good and do not forget to release when it comes to a slam. Definitely best binding out there!

What DIN do you have your bindings on?
Park 12, BC 14, Spring time park 9. But remember we´ve got “Legs of Steel”.



Favorite skier: Paddy Graham

Ski hero growing up: Seth Morrison

Height: 188cm

Ideal day in the mountains: Fresh snow and friends! Nothing else...

How would you describe your style: powerful, big air with confident, easy- going style.

Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career. Legs of Steel

Favorite place to ride: Monashee, Selkirk, Arlberg, Chamonix, Garmisch

Best snow trip: Monashee 2011

What age did you start to ski: 2

What cant you live without: sports all kind of!

Favorite phone App. The “sleep” mode.

Goals and plans: go on more backcountry trips, learn more about big mountain skiing and ski in Alaska!

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