Name: Weston Deutschlander
Date of Birth: January 1,1985
Where were you born: Buffalo, NY
Current Location: Park City, UT
Hobbies: Surfing, tinkering, biking
Motto: Luck beats skill every time/when in doubt go higher
I grew up skiing on the mean slopes of Holimont, a 520 vertical foot mountain in Western New York. My Parents were both Ski Patrollers so I actually started skiing in the womb, then backpack and eventually between their legs.
With such a small mountain as my playground I had to be very creative; finding lines in the tight trees, carving the famous ice, skiing bumps and when they finally arrived playing in the terrain park. I swapped between skiing and snowboarding until I was 14, when I found telemark skiing, since then I have been a dedicated free heeler.
After school in Central New York, where I had been skiing the same terrain park line over and over again I decided it was time to move out west to Park City, UT. This is where I started working with world-class photographers, filming and writing all while getting an education on how to ski Alta-style terrain. I have been fortunate enough to travel around for skiing but, I am always excited to get back home to Park City.
Favorite SCARPA product: Scarpa T-Race
What other SCARPA product do you use: Scarpa TX Pro, Rapid LT for around town and the Zen for approach/guide work.
Your biggest influence growing up: Anyone I saw from the chair lift who was a good skier.
Biggest idol in your sport growing up: Frode Gronovold
What age did you start Skiing: Skiing at 2 telemark at 14
How would you describe your style: Powerful and smooth
What can't you live without: Chocolate
What keeps you motivated: Anything new
If you could be a super hero who: Mr. Shrink, that way when it is a one inch pow day I can shrink and it will feel like a 4ft day. That and ski all kinds of new places.
Guilty pleasure song: Call me maybe….baby
Strangest medical issue: Sweatiest feet known to man kind
Favorite junk food: Chocolate
Favorite post activity drink: Generally water
Best excuse to skip training: Pow day/swell is coming in/brown pow day
Go-to dance move: (Bills) Make me want to Shout!
Favorite ice cream: Anything with Chocolate
Coffee or tea: Neither
What do you do on off days: Play with gear
Last movie to make you cry: I stay away from serious movies
Favorite classic movie: I have been into the old Bond movies lately.
What's on your ipod: Don't have one
Hidden talent/party trick: Open beer bottles with other beer bottles
What kind of car do you drive: VW Sportwagen, Jetta TDi
Personal Blog: Weston Deutschlander
Personal Website: The Life UnBound