Weston Deutschlander

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: Jan 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

Discipline: Telemark Skiing

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

Instagram: wmdski