Riding Since: 2013
The Donek you ride: Knapton Twin.
Board Size: 154
Regular or goofy: Goofy
Favorite Discipline (BX, SS, SL, HP, GS): Freeride, freestyle.
Hometown: Athens Greece.
Home Mountain: Helmos Kalavrita Greece.
( I’m spending most of my season now on Bear mountain in Sahoro Hokkaido Japan)
Most memorable moment on your board: shredding through the Japanese Powder in Hokkaido and my very first-night session in Mount Helmos.
Season riding goal: Have another successful season in Japan & Austria and experience the feeling of riding in the Desert. Move to NZ or Australia and have a full year on the snow.
Long term riding goal: Become a great snowboard & ski trainer, open my own ski school, teach, help & support the next generation of riders across the world, establish myself in the community.
Biggest inspiration: Dr. Giovanis, Travis Rice, Ryan Knapton, Stale Wallner.
The best piece of advice: Always think on the bright side, never look back and stay focused, learn to move on and always look at what you can learn from every big or small setback..
Learn to set up goals and commit to them, be honest with yourself and kind to people around you, give credit where its due and lost but not least,
always keep practicing!!!
Other hobbies: Playing Guitar, love to travel and watch lots of movies.
I will always be thankful to my family, my two sisters and friends for always being there for me.
My mentor & University professor Dr. Giovanis for all the great lessons in and out of the ski slopes, for all the kindness, help, for not giving up on me and being there for me and for the unforgettable moments on Parnassos!
I would never be able to be where I am in my life if it wasn’t for you, thank you for everything!!!!
A huge shout out to my Snowboard trainer from Austria ”Stefan Wallner” for being a role model to me and one of my favorite riders.
Also, I would like to give another big shout out to my Ski trainer from Austria as well ”Wolfgang Heinzl” for being so patient and honest with me all the time and for his unique sense of humor.
Last but not least, I would like to give lots of credit to my Ski Director from Korea ”Jaesun Oh” for all the trust, help, understanding and
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I would like to wish the rest of the team a great season on snow, cant wait to meet you guys!
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