We are very pleased to announce our collaboration with the professional French skier, Richard Permin. Over the years, Richard Permin has become the symbol of a new generation of skiers who have dedicated their careers to freeride and freestyle skiing.
Today Richard is an athlete with a unique style, but also a fighter and a passionate mind. We share with him the same values that go far beyond sport. He is joining the team and will also help us to develop our skiwear collections. In order know him better, we went to ask him few questions.
Photo Credits: Niels Saint-Viteux / Tom Tubiana
Hello, can you quickly introduce yourself?
My name is Richard Permin, I’m 34 years old, I’m a professional skier and I’m from Lyon.
How was born your passion for skiing and mountaineering?
I started with my stepfather who is also a huge ski fan. We used to go to the Alps and I started to ski at the age of 2. I got hooked right away, I was a little hyperactive and skiing was a good way to expend energy. Then I got some results and my passion turned into a job. Today, I’ve been skiing for over 30 years so yes, we could say it’s a real passion.
At the time, the classic background was to start with alpine skiing before moving on to more acrobatic disciplines like freestyle?
I belong to a generation where we all started with alpine or mogul skiing. As I was living in Lyon, I used to go by bus every Wednesday and every weekend to the mountains. At the age of 15, I left school to become a ski instructor, but I quickly stopped the program to begin my career as a professional skier. This is when I started freestyle.