Name: Sami Säkkinen Date of birth: 22.11.1991
Achievements:Ruka Fabulous 2007 Novice 1st, Finnish Nationals Halfpipe 2009 2nd, Master Of Ylläs 2010 2nd
Summary: I have been skiing since I was 8 years old. After couple of years skiing I changed to snowboarding but after I realized all my friends were hitting park with skis I threw snowboard away and bought new skis. My home resort has always been Ruka and it offers propably the best training opportunities in Finland. My career highlights have been filming to 9 Months Of Snow movie and some great photoshoots in Ruka. Of course all the sessions with my friends are at their own level! Last three seasons have been so great so I can`t for the next one! My main goals for this upcoming season 10-11 are to have chance to travel as much as possible and take part to the international competitions where I`ll try to place in top 3. I would also like to do some filming and photoshoots in cool spots with some professional filmers and photographers.