Shaking the shadow of his older brother, Jossi, Byron Wells broke out on the contest scene in 2009. One of four uber-talented brothers, Byron was the New Zealand National Champion in his age group for ski racing from 2000-2006.
Last season, at European X Games, Wells placed fifth and beat his brother for the first time. Other highlights include filming for Teton Gravity Research.
Away from the snow, Wells plays golf and tennis and is leaning how to play the guitar.
His biggest idols in skiing are Tanner Hall and Sammy Carlson.
Q & A
What is your idea of happiness?
Doing something you love and living life to the fullest.
Where would you most like to live?
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your biggest weakness?
Terrified of mice and snakes.
What do you enjoy doing most?
Learning something new.
Who are your favorite musicians?
I pretty much just listen to Lil Wayne. Haha.
What is your favorite food and drink?
It would have to be sushi I think.
What is your present state of mind?
Trying to figure life out.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People walking slow in front of me and/or stopping.
What is your motto?
If you want something go out and get it.