Keri Herman’s rapid rise in the competitive slopestyle arena is nothing short of amazing. The 29-year old hit her first rail at the not-so-tender age of 21. Only eight-year later she’s managed to go from a skiing novice to stomping her way to podiums in the X-Games, Dew Tour, and the FIS World Championships. We let Dash Longe interview her because her playlist had us too busy booty shaking. Yep. Booty-shaking music is just fine here at Skiing.
Dash Longe: Is it true that you didn’t get into skiing until your college years? What’s the story behind that and when did you actually start skiing?
Keri Herman: Yep, pretty much! I skied a bit when I was really young, but I didnt hit my first rail and jump until I was 21. I played hockey growing up and didnt have any time to do anything else. Then when I moved to CO for college I casually picked up skiing.
KH: Ski Patrol! I used to watch it when I was little and I thought it would be awesome to be a ski patroller haha
DL: Since you’re a bad ass at both, which is harder on your body, freeskiing or hockey?
KH: Haha, freeskiing for sure! I never had any injuries playing hockey except for a few bumps and bruises. I wish I could wear my hockey gear on the mountain sometimes!
DL: Hands down, who do you think has the best style in the game right now?
KH: Well Dash, that’s you of course! And maybe Adam Delorme as a close second.
DL: What other iconic sports figures do you admire outside of winter sports?
KH: From little kids to adults, I am inspired by anyone who keeps a positive attitude and works hard to achieve their goals.