Richard Permin has been under everyone’s radar for the past couple of seasons. With impressive finishes at past Tignes Airwaves, King of Style and Freestyle.ch big airs, it was only a matter of time before he appeared atop the podium, a feat he accomplished last season in Sweden at the King of Style Big Air.
Permin started skiing at the age of three and began racing at age 15. He started his freestyle career at 18 and is now spending more and more time in the backcountry. Permin skied on the Freeride World Tour last year, and slayed the Epic Face during the Verbier Extreme. His favorite skiing locale is Haines, Alaska.
The globe-trotting Frenchman spends much of his season filming. In the off-season, Permin likes to skate and surf.
Q & A
How did you start skiing? How old were you?
I started skiing at 3 years old and I started racing at 15 years old. At 18 years old I started to do freestyle and now big mountain.
If you were not a pro skier, you would be?
Probably working somewhere but not with the same passion I have with skiing.
What is the biggest obstacle you have faced?
Riding the epic face of verbier extreme!
What is the best advice you've heard?
Go for it!
Where is your favorite place to ski?
Haines , Alaska
Do you have any other special talents? Hobbies?
I love to do skate , wakeboard and surf.
What are your goals for 2010?
To have a good final ranking in the freeride world and have a great part in movie .
What are your strengths?
What are you working on?
My new skis.