Henrik Harlaut is genuinely stoked on skiing. Whether he’s slaying handrails, winning slopestyle or big air contests or filming segments, Henrik loves to be on his skis. And it shows. He’s known for his silky smooth style, ability to make the unnatural seem simple and his XXL grabs.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Henrik didn’t strap on his first pair of skis until he was 10 years old. But after seeing Jon Olsson take a lap though the park in Are, he was hooked. Influenced by Tanner Hall, Mike Hornbeck and Tom Wallisch, Henrik learned from the best and developed a style all his own. Now he’s skiing with and competing among the best in the world. It’s convenient that his family is in the champagne business because Henrik is expected to be spraying many a bottle from the podium.
Q & A
Grilled cheese with apple jucie
Where are you going to ride and train this year?
Park City, Utah; Keystone, CO and Åre, Sweden
Biggest obstacle you have had to overcome?
To get people to respect that I wear big clothes.
What's it mean to you to be skiing for Oakley?
It means a ton. I have always wanted to!
Who makes you laugh?
Something we don’t know about you?
I always have a big smile under the bandana.
Favorite skiers? Who you look up to?
Phil Casabon, Tom Wallisch, Mike Hornbeck
Besides comps, what are your big plans for this winter?
I'm going to be filming with Level 1 Productions and 4bi9 Media. And me and Phil Casabon are going to produce our own lil' ski movie.
If I had a younger brother, one piece of life advice I would give him is:
Keep it real...