Nadine Wallner stems from the small village of Klosterle just west of the famous Arlberg region in Western Austria, where she still lives today. Thus one could say that Nadine is a natural born freerider. In her childhood years she honed her skiing skills as an alpine racer, but her father, a local mountain guide, took her out into the backcountry early on and set the tone for the years to come. Despite being only 23 years old, Nadine already holds a full degree as an Austrian Ski Instructor. Even more surprising is her impressive list of success at freeride competitions, though. While it normally takes big mountain freeriders several years to build up enough experience and confidence to be successful, Nadine Wallner won her first freeride competition 2011 and went on to win the Freeride World Qualifier events in Nendaz and at the Kitzsteinhorn 2012. Her real motivation for the lifestyle of a professional freerider, however, is her love for nature and mountains and therefore Nadine looks forward to travel the world for film and photo shoots just as much as competing on the Freeride World Tour this season. Be sure to see the results at a screen near you very soon!
What about bindings? What bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?
The Jester 18 - MANTRA
Tour F10 _INUK
Comp 16.0 EPS WC PC Interface_ Racetiger
What DIN do you have your bindings on?
9-12 depending on what kind of skiing I´m doing.
Favorite skier: There are a lot of really good skiers, but the most famous names are not always the best skiers.
Ski hero growing up: my dad and brother
Home mountain: Arlberg
Ideal day in the mountains: Powder, sun, hiking big mountains, big lines, good friends, big smile and a lot of fun!!
How would you describe your style: Solid and fast. I like steep, technical terrain.
Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career. Qualified for the FWT2013, after one year competing the Qualifier Tour.
Favorite place to ride: Arlberg my homeresort- everywhere where powder is!!
Best snow trip: What age did you start to ski: 3 years old
What cant you live without: mountains, nature, friends –good times and fun!
Goals and plans: Attending international Freeride contests (FWT), mountain guide training, complete my master in sport, ski and explore a lot of good places.