Kaj Zackrisson might just be the most stoked professional skier you'll ever meet. Plain and simple, he is always so happy to be skiing and to be in the company of good friends. But don't let his smiles and jokes fool you. Kaj can ski the steepest, deepest and gnarliest terrain around. After growing up alpine racing in Sweden, he participated in his first freeride competition at age 25 and was hooked. He's since won the Verbier Xtreme competition three times and the Big Mountain Pro twice. Kaj has appeared in numerous ski movies and Salomon Freeski TV episodes over the years and will continue to push the boundaries of our sport for many years to come.
Hometown: Rattvik, Sweden
Residence: Oslo, Norway
Home Resort: Oslo Winterpark
Equipment setup of choice: Rocker 2 115, Guardian 16, Ghost 120 CS
Apparel setup of choice: Shadow GTX Jacket and Pants
Describe your perfect day of skiing: I just go out and rip a quiet ski area on a storm day with my best friends. Just love those days when you ski lap after lap with a smile while bouncing through trees and pillows. Followed by a nice apres!
When I'm not skiing I'm: developing new products for Kask, hanging out with my family, or playing sports
To escape the mountains I...: go to the forest
Which 3 athletes have influenced you most: Ingemar Stenmark, Batman, Sverre Lilliequist
Words of wisdom: Live a little!
Website: www.kaskofsweden.com, twitter.com/kajzackrisson