Ryan Cooke

Country: Australia

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.