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Athlete Bio

Rob Kingwill

BIO

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Name Rob Kingwill

Any nicknames?  Kinger 

Where were you born?  Durango, CO 

Where did you learn to ski/ride? Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Who taught you to ski/ride? My dad taught me to ski when I was 3. My friends and I taught ourselves how to snowboard when I was 11.

Who inspired you in skiing/riding while you were growing up? Terry Kidwell, Craig Kelly, Terje Haakonsen, Chris Pappas, my Dad.

Breakfast of champions? Coffee, omelette, coffee, coffee

Best après meal? Pad See Ew at Teton Thai

Connect With Rob: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Interview

What do you enjoy doing to give your body a break? Flyfishing, Yoga

Can you tell us about some of the gear you were using in your segment with WME? I was wearing one of the new Goretex jacket by L.L. Bean. We were riding at 17,000 feet, so I was really happy that I was in gear I could trust to hold up in all conditions in case something went wrong.

Other than professional athlete, what is your dream job? Running my own adventure accessories company AVALON7! I get to be an artist, photographer, and be my own boss. Living the dream right now. 

Most memorable moment filming with WME this year? Finally getting our snowboards delivered after having them lost by the airlines for 10 days! We thought they may never show up. There was a specific moment when we were flying in the helicopter up to Annapurna Base Camp through this epic canyon with the Himalayas towering above us where Seth and I turned to each other and both realized "this is actually happening." It was kind of surreal.

Your idea of a perfect vacation sans skiing? Surf and fish with no internet and no phone.

Mantra to live by? Live Activated.