Chamonix’s Sam Favret speaks about his Real Ski Backcountry debut

Chamonix’s Sam Favret speaks about his Real Ski Backcountry debut

Chamonix, France’s Sam Favret makes his Real Ski debut in 2014, and his full throttle performance is sure to have him in contention for the top prize this year. We asked the 2013 Red Bull Linecatcher champion a few questions pertaining to Real Ski; check out the edit above, then get to know Favret in the Q&A below. To vote for Sam Favret, use the hashtags #RealSki and #Favret via Twitter and Instagram.

How has the video contest format made the contest so successful?

Video is one of the biggest parts of our sport; every year a lot of riders are pushing the [physical] limits and creativity throughout the movies. I focused a big part of my winter on this contest to show the best of myself. It’s really interesting to have new contests like this and I’m very proud to be part of this game.

Who were you filming with this year?

I’ve filmed every year for a long time with my best friend and my cameraman Alex Blaise, he is the best one. He is a good skier and he knows me well, so it’s really easy for us to know what we want and how to do it!

What kind of admiration do you have for your competitors?

I’ve got a lot of respect for all of these amazing competitors.

Which of your competitors, besides you, do you think stands the best shot at winning?

I think Sammy [Carlson] should win but I don’t really know. I think every rider did some good stuff and I am really excited to see all the edits.

Where was the coolest place you filmed for Real Ski this year?

I spent a lot of time in Canada around Whitewater and Trout Lake, two of my favorite places in British Columbia. [I also filmed] a bit in my home of Chamonix, France.

If you win, what’s your plan for the $25K prize?

I will use this money to do more skiing and go to Alaska which has been my dream for long time.

Is there a trick you missed that you wished you’d gotten while shooting?

My only trick I wanted to land is the last one I filmed. I crashed and broke a little bone under my sacrum. This injury stopped me for the rest of the winter and prevented me from finishing my work and landing some tricks that I would have loved to show you.

Will winning help you with the ladies?

I always win with the girls!

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