Young freestyle talents are not only more than welcome in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, they are actively supported.
Besides the numerous fun areas which are the perfect training grounds, you will most probably stumble upon Christoph “Giggo” Wolf, a particularly dedicated freeski coach who has been encouraging talented youngsters for several years now. Some of them were taking part in the film and photo session on January 30, 2016, and showed off some of their best moves at the Freestyle Circus.
When you are talking about youth development in the field of freestyle skiing, you’re bound to hear the name Christoph “Giggo” Wolf. The 29-year-old freeski coach has been supporting the young generation of the scene for the last 10 years. The local from Zams has trained his skills with his buddies during wild do-it-yourself sessions and, after several years of being an active rider on the contest scene, he decided to share his experience with up-and-coming riders in order to lead them into a professional future.
He is very excited about the development over the last couple of years; “We’re definitely heading towards the right direction. The structures are getting more and more professional and I’m particularly happy that 25 young talents joined the SFL Freestyle Team. It’s a very promising project and, since there’s plenty of support from the ski resort, it will certainly continue to convince people in the long run.” One of the dedicated coach’s and passionate farmer’s main concerns is to pass on a healthy relationship with nature; “Get away from the gaming consoles and go out into the nature – that’s our motto!” Giggo points out.
Last weekend he came to the outdoor training facility at the Freestyle Circus with several of his protégés from Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Accompanied by the cameras of the media crew, the young talents were showing off their tricks, which they had been practicing in the indoor facility before three times a week. “We started out at the chill area with some stretching exercises, afterwards we went to the boxes and did a couple of hikes to warm up.” Giggo explains. Thanks to the relaxed atmosphere the initial nervousness went away quickly and the cinematographer and photographer were able to capture loads of great shots of the young freeskiers.
“We’re still working on the freestyle basics but I sense huge potential. If we meet again for a session here at the Jib Circus in two years time, I guarantee we’re going to witness a couple of corks and doubles!” Giggo smiles. The proud coach is also enthusiastic about the range of fun features within the ski resort; “The concept of the facility in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is exemplary. You’ve got lines for beginners, amateurs and even pros as well. Moreover, there’s also the possibility to practice your jumps on the landing bag and the BigAirBag.
These are perfect training conditions!”
With Giggo, the future of the freestyle sport is in highly qualified hands and we’re already eagerly waiting to see which successful careers will take their start from his talent factory in the future. You can find the best shots of the session on this freeski edit and in the pic gallery. Visit the Feel Free website for current news on the fun areas and check out Facebook and Instagram for live pics!