Ralf Weber

Scott Athlete

Ralf Weber
Team: Mountain

Name: Ralf Weber

Birthdate: 29.1.1972

Nationality: Swiss

Genre of skiing: Freeride, Mountaineering, Alpinism

How and when did you start skiing, how has it evolved ever since and what got you into freeskiing?
I started skiing at 4 years old, first only alpine and then I started with skitouring with 12. When I got mountain guide certified in 1997 I did a lot of snowboard touring with clients. Thanks to the better and wider skis my guests changed back to skiing and now I always do my work with skis.
Who were/are your idols on and off the hill?
My women (mother, daughter and girlfriend)
What does skiing mean to you personally?
The possibility to go to an untouched area and to find a beautiful way up and down. 
Or a fast approach to a big ice fall.
What were your 3 biggest accomplishments on hill and why?
For me it is always an accomplishment if I am back in the valley with my guests, everybody healthy and happy after an exciting tour.
What aspect of skiing thrills you the most? 
As the conditions are always changing, to find the best possible line.
In what conditions and what terrain do enjoy riding the most? 
"Après-ski" in the sun :-)!
Any activities that aren’t ski related?
How do you manage to combine family/ friends and job?
All in the family have a lot of ideas and wishes and then we bargain in best oriental market style.

What do you like about SCOTT? 
The company and the teams are young, dynamic and innovative.
What are your favorite SCOTT products?

What SCOTT products are you using this year? 
Goggles, poles, sunnies and skis for freeride and mountaineering
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years? 
Living with my family at a nice place in the Berner Oberland.
What sponsors do you ride for besides SCOTT?

People you feel you need to thank
All people who try to improve the avalanche bulletins.