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Height
6-0
Weight
185
 

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Ohio born and bred, Chris Laker has come a long way from the days of learning to ski in his backyard. Now residing in Park City to focus on his skiing, he’s got some of freeskiing’s most difficult tricks on lock and he has become one of the major players on the slopestyle scene.

Laker was on a roll during the 2011-12 season, taking fifth at the Visa U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth and fourth at the Snowbasin Dew Tour before blowing his ACL on his way to his first X Games Tignes. After rehabbing his knee, Laker was set to have a great 2013 season but suffered an additional knee injury. Laker focused his attention on recovering again and took advantage of the staff and facilities at the USSA Center of Excellence to come back stronger than ever.

The 2013-2014 season marked a welcome return to snow for Laker. Happy to be healthy and on skis, he came back with a second-place finish at The North Face Park and Pipe Open in Whistler and third at the Aspen/Snowmass Open. Having showed great progress, Laker moved up to the U.S. Freeskiing pro team at the end of the season and also took advantage of some filming opportunities with companies like TGR and 4bi9. It’s safe to say Chris Laker is back on the scene—look out!

CHRIS SAYS
Well this was my first season back skiing after all of the injuries I had. It turned out to be one of my best! It took me a little bit to get back into competitions, but I ended up taking second at The North Face Open in Whistler and third place at the Aspen Open. Then I went on a film trip with TGR to Bosnia to film an urban segment. I’ve also been filming with 4bi9 for their new movie. Was a really fun season so far!

FIRST TRACKS
Laker got his start young–at three years old to be exact. His dad taught him how to ski in his backyard in Ohio.

OFF THE SNOW
Laker loves life in Utah and takes advantage of his surroundings every chance he can get. He spends his time staying active on the trampoline, playing basketball, and also hiking and camping in the summer.

 

Highlights

AFP Rankings
21st, SS, 2014
18th, SS, 2012

FIS WORLD CUP
Three starts since debut in 2012

GRAND PRIX
7th, SS, Park City #1, UT, 2014
7th, SS, Park City #2, UT, 2014
5th, SS, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012

OTHER
2nd, SS, The North Face Park and Pipe Open, Whistler, CAN, 2014
3rd, SS, Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open, Aspen, CO, 2014
3rd, SS, Nike 6.0 Qualifier, Breckenridge, CO, 2011
4th, SS, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012
4th, SS, New Zealand Freeski Open, Cardrona, NZL, 2011
6th, SS, New Zealand Winter Games, Cardrona, NZL, 2011
13th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2011
1st, SS, Carinthia Open PRO, Dover, VT, 2011
1st, SS, Winter Park Open, Winter Park, CO, 2011
1st, SS, The North Face Park and Pipe Open, Waterville Valley, NH, 2011