Mark Abma is a professional big mountain freeskier from British Columbia, Canada and is one of the industry's most popular athletes, both for his smooth, aggressive style and his outgoing personality. Mark grew up as a competitive mogul skier before switching to park competitions in his late teens. In 2003 he got a chance to film with Matchstick Productions and he hasn't looked back since, filming in every MSP film since, as well as several Warren Miller and Poor Boyz movies. Abma has won the Powder Video Award for Best Male Performance two times, in 2005 and 2007.
Hometown: Langley, BC
Residence: Pemberton, BC
Home Resort: Whistler Blackcomb
Equipment setup of choice: Rocker 2 122, STH 16, Ghost 120 CS
Apparel setup of choice: Cadabra 2L Jacket and Pants
Describe your perfect day of skiing: It's a simple recipe: friends and powder.
When I'm not skiing I'm: traveling, biking, kiteboarding, expanding the ever-evolving backyard
To escape the mountains I go to: The ocean
Which 3 athletes have influenced you most: Scot Schmidt, Seth Morrison, JP Auclair
Words of wisdom: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Website: www.twitter.com/MarkAbma, Instagram: mark_abma
Video: Freeski TV S5 E15 "Mark Abma Profile"