Tristan grew up chasing the heels of his ski coaches. He now has his own squad of six year olds chasing his over jumps, off cliffs and down zipper lines. He loves Mt. Buller and can often be spotted running off into the distance over Corn Hill in the afternoons or skinning out of Bull Run Bowl early in the morning after a big storm.
Torie Hamilton Wilson
Torie Hamilton Wilson bio
Hi there! I’m Torie Hamilton Wilson, a passionate freeskier from Melbourne.
I previously competed at international level in slopestyle, but now I just ski for fun. Personal skiing highlights include competing in the World Heli Challenge in Wanaka and in a slopestyle World Cup event in Mammoth Lakes, California – I managed to knock myself unconscious on my second run!
My favourite resort is Jackson Hole in Wyoming. I’d describe my skiing style as fast, and fast.
Vote for me!!
Ryan Cooke bio
I grew up in Cooma NSW and at the age of 3 was introduced to skiing by my parents. I quickly fell in love with the mountains and began competing in freestyle competitions when I was 12. Although I spent a large majority of my time in the park, the thing that I had always enjoyed the most about skiing was natural terrain. In recent years I have ventured more and more into the backcountry to explore what lines the mountains have to offer, and how I can approach skiing them.
Layla Lee bio
Grew up in Falls Creek, as a local kid and product of Falls Creek Primary school we enjoyed all aspects of snow sports doing alpine, snowboard and XC, a multiglisseand approach.
I ski raced through junior levels, loved it but it ran its course and I didn’t go beyond early FIS racing.
Nowadays I run the Board lounge at Falls Creek, I snowboard mostly in Australia and switch to skis all northern winter in Hakuba Japan where I work with my dad in our business, Hakuba Powder Tours. Hakuba offers loads of big mountain skiing where I’m cutting my teeth in that aspect of skiing and loving it.
I also do the daily snow reports for Falls Creek on Mountainwatch, check it out here, http://www.mountainwatch.com/snow-reports/Australia/Falls%20Creek
Coen Bennie-Faull bio
24 from Melbourne and grew up skiing at Mt Hotham as 3 year old getting pushed down cross-country tracks on plastic skis. I have done back to back winters since leaving high school in 2009, chased the lifestyle to Europe, Japan, Canada and now spend my summers in Jackson Hole, Wy.
Coming from an instructors background in the industry, I now coach the Mt Hotham Freeski team as a full time coach. Simultaneously completing an Undergraduate in Business (Marketing) online and hope to combine my study with my passion for skiing so time in the future, so if there’s any of you out there after a business party, come spin a few laps at Hotham some time 😉
I compete on the FWQ tour in North America, taking a 4th place in Taos, New Mexico this year, but pushed a little to hard in my other to comp runs and took a fall. But all the richer for the experience.
Currently ski for Le Bent thermal wear, Planks Clothing, Giro protection and goggles and Handsome Tours. Oh and of course Mum, what a legend.
Rohan Kennedy bio
Hi i’m Rohan. I like to go skiing as much as possible. i work as a patroller at Perisher and go touring whenever i can
James Mort bio
James is a 22 year old big mountain skier from Sydney Australia. Originally a bump skier, James transitioned to freeride in 2014 and enjoys putting down fast and technical billy-goat lines on exposed faces. James is a competitor in the Freeride World Qualifying tour and relishes the opportunity to compete with Australias best freeriders on Australia’s best big mountain terrain. Bring it on!
Adam Kroenert bio
Growing up in Jindabyne has made me have a strong passion for the Mountains. Would love to see what the Victorian Mountains have to offer.
Anton Grimus bio
I am a Mt Buller home grown skier. Born in Mansfield and then left for the hills straight from the hospital. Currently competing on the World Cup Ski Cross Circuit and competed in the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Ski Cross. Working at Pension Grimus and selling coffee out of my hole in the wall shop, The Grimus Grind, at Hotel Pension Grimus. Super stoked to see the Buller X taking off and to see where it takes the Free Skiing scene in Mt Bulller! Yewwwww
Sam Robertson bio
” Born and Bred in Thredbo Village, Sam Robertson was a Top ranked Australian Team Racer throughout his teenage years. His standout result came at the 2015 Alpine World Championship Super-G in Beaver Creek, Colorado (36th) shortly before his transition to big mountain skiing. Now Sam bases OS in the Free Ride Mecca of of Verbier, Switzerland where his aims to ride both iconic and un-skied lines. He is known amongst his close friends for his comfort on exposed lines and always going for the slash! What he still has to learn on the freestyle side, he makes up for with high speeds minimal turns, big hucks. ”
Rides for FACTION Skis, SHRED Optics and LEKI Poles
Katya Crema bio
My skiing career started as a little tacker on red plastic skis at age three. I joined the race club at age 12, and continued to perfect my carve turns right through my teen years. In my final year as a Junior in alpine, I made the switch to the big, bad and dangerous sport of Ski Cross in 2007.
At age 21, I made my Olympic debut at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, competing in the newest Olympic discipline. I finished 15th overall. Four years later, I competed in my second winter Olympics, finishing in 7th place in Sochi, Russia. This race was a career highlight.
After retiring from World Cup competition in 2015, I am now exploring the new territory of ski touring & backcountry skiing. Based at Hotham, I’m keen to learn new tricks, and push my skills in the backcountry.
Off the snow – I guess you could say I am an avid cyclist.
– 7th place Ski Cross 2014 Sochi Olympic Games
– 15th place Ski Cross 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games
– 8th place in World Freestyle Championships 2013 Voss, Norway
– 5 x Australian Ski Cross National Champion
– 4 x Australian Alpine National Champion
James Phillips bio
Analogue at birth,
Digital by design.
Harrison McInnes bio
I’m a skier from Jindy, NSW with my local resorts Thredbo and Perisher. Started skiing at the age of 2, by the age of 12 I started competing in slopestyle comps enjoying the park. In the last couple of years I have shifted towards more backcountry and big mountain skiing predominantly in the Thredbo. Keen to see what Buller has to offer and hopefully get some good lines.
Sponsors- Oyuki, Volkl, Marker, Dalbello, Anon, Picture Clothing
Edward Casey bio
Grew up skiing in Thredbo as a Milo kid jumping off anything in sight. The natural path for a young competitive Miloland skier lead me into ski racing which allowed me to travel and ski around the world. I always enjoyed pushing myself to one up my friends be it a Chines downhill or who could go the biggest on a pow day. Now days I just enjoy skiing fast in-between linking up features as well as skiing lines not visible to the untrained eye.
Ben Murphy bio
I like to ski
It makes me happy 🙂
Watkin McLennan bio
I grew up skiing at Mt Buller. As a kid the summit ridge was a mythical place – not to be visited, not to be understood. I still don’t understand it and it remains mythical. However, I try to visit it as much as possible now.
For me skiing is a really cool way to travel through space. It feels great and you get to see wild things that are often inaccessible by any other means.
Buller X will be an amazing opportunity to frolic between this tricky patch of land up on the summit. But unlike most summit frolics this will be as apart of a group all trying to tease the terrain and amplify the mountain. Snow will be moving and the sounds of skis gripping ice, rock and powder will amaze.
This mythical place might be explored a little deeper during Buller X. I hope to be apart of it.
Gregory Janneau bio
Born and bred in France, I fell in love with the Australian mountains in 2011 while teaching n Falls Creek. I lived the life of a ski instructor in both France and Oz for several years, until finally settling “down under”. I now teach surfing in Bondi in the summer and snowsports in Perisher in the winter.
Mitchell Reeves bio
18 years old, grew up at the base of Mt Buller and have been skiing at Buller since i was 2. Currently on a gap year juggling work, skiing and chilling.
Matthew Smith bio
Ski instructor since 2003,
Danny Foster bio
I’ve been a Hotham local since I was a youngen bouncing around moguls and ducking in and out of trees. Since then I’ve been chasing the endless winter, with my home for the last six northern seasons being Whitewater, Nelson BC. It’s there I got into touring, skiing big mountain terrain and competing in the Freeride World Qualifiers where I’ve managed to grab some good results in comps, a Sick Bird award at Wrangle the Chute 2* for the sickest line, adding to a number of podiums in other events.
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to be supported by a lot of great people and companies and am stoked to currently be supported by Fischer, Village Ski Hut and Oakley. I’ve dabbled in race, mogul and slopestyle events. But competing in the FWQ is where I’ve had the most fun and felt most at home. This is why Buller X is right up my alley. I’d be stoked to represent with a rad crew so help a fellow ski bum out and send me some votes!
Thanks to everyone in advance!
Joey Corcoran bio
If skiing was a Women or a Drug, I’d be an addict in Love.
Tom Weber bio
Buller born and raised, better know as ‘Rookie’. Hoping to be the rookie that can take it up a notch in the famous Buller chutes!!