“There is always a story behind a nice line, so why not tell it?”
There is no doubt that one of the most influential snowboarders of his time is Antti Autti from Rovaniemi, Finland. He is one of two people to ever beat Shaun White in the Winter X Games halfpipe. In 2005 he was crowned double world champion in both Big Air and Halfpipe
I met up with Antti in Björkliden where he was he was scouting the surrounding terrain together with Arctic Guides in search of new locations to ride lines and shoot movies. I highly recommend some of his previous projects like Approach & Attack that you can watch for free on Vimeo.
Listen in on the interview to hear of his childhood, about being nervous to talk to the first sponsors, about competing all over the globe and about finding something new in the deep Japanese pow.
Original photo © Jani Kärppä, lappikuva.fi