Sam 'Ibex' Lee
- New Zealand
- Favorite Ski Resort:
- My favourite ski resort is definitely still my home resort Treble Cone in Wanaka New Zealand, the terrain is sick, the view is unbeatable! I know it like the back of my hand and I am still finding new lines each season!
- Sam 'Ibex' Lee at FIS
Skiing is my passion and my life, and I am super grateful for having the opportunity to travel the world competing on the FWT in pursuit of what I love. I started skiing in my home country of New Zealand when I was 2 and a half years old and have skied every winter since, and then some. I began competing at the age of 8 when I took up ski racing on the weekends at Mt Ruapehu in the North Island. By the time I was 16 I decided that Freeride was what I really had passion for, and made the switch from racing - best decision so far! Originally growing up in Auckland, my family relocated to the small ski town of Wanaka when I was 13. move which I attribute to my love of mountains and all things adventure and nature related. At home, during the NZ winter, I work as the head coach for the Treble Cone Freeride team. Coaching freeride at Treble cone is unreal! We are super lucky to have such amazing terrain right on our back doorstep. It is the ultimate resort for freeriders to cut their teeth and perfect their art!
3rd place FWT Alaska, 5th Place FWT Verbier Extreme, having the opportunity to compete on the Freeride world Tour!