Mike Henitiuk is a ridiculously good skier. He slays handrails, kills it in the air and can ski moguls faster than you ski normally. Add to his resume a ground-breaking urban segment in Edmonton, Alberta featured in Poor Boyz Productions’ “Triple Threat, and that proves the highly underrated Henitiuk may just be one of the most well-rounded skiers in the world.
Currently based in Whistler, British Columbia, Mike grew up in Spruce Grove, Alberta and admits his favorite Canuck saying is “A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.”
He fancies Alaskan spine walls, DQ Blizzards and Jimi Hendrix and wants to ski in Russia.
With a moguls background, Mike now films with Rage Films and Poor Boyz Productions on the regular.
“I spend my time off either filming or just riding with my bros,” says Henituk. “It gets too complicated doing all the freeski comps as well as moguls and filming, But I try to do at least a few if they fit in my schedule.”
Q & A
What is your idea of happiness?
Being happy and enjoying myself with whatever I'm doing.
Where would you most like to live?
I feel I live in the best place right now--Whistler B.C. But if I didn't ski, I'd be on the beach!
What do you most value in your friends?
Support. People you can rely on in good times and bad.
What is your biggest weakness?
Losing interest in things other than skiing way to quickly.
What do you enjoy doing most?
Storm skiing in the trees with my best buddies.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Making people laugh and trying to have as much fun as possible.
What is your idea of misery?
Being unhappy in life.
Who are your favorite musicians?
Bob Dylan, Zevon, Hall & Oats, Stones, Elvis
What is your favorite food and drink?
Steak dinner and a beer.
What do you most dislike?
People who don't appreciate what they have. Most of the time your doing a lot better than most.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
What is your present state of mind?
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Not being able to get hot sauce.
Which fault in others do you most easily tolerate?
Which fault in yourself do you most easily tolerate?
What is your motto?