Sammy Carlson is—without a doubt—one of the most influential people in skiing. The Hood River, Oregon native has starred in ski films since he was just 12 years old, pushing the limits of our sport all over the world without looking back—that is, until now. At 27 years young, Sammy has released a new series, Retrospect, which takes a look back on the ripper’s impressive career—one that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. “Every year, it seemed like the best year ever,” he explains. “It’s funny because I still say that now but, truly, every year was always the best year.” In episode two, released today, Carlson delves into the reasoning behind his decision to step away from the competition scene in favor of focusing strictly on putting together incredible video footage.
Episode one, on the other hand, sheds light on Carlson’s early years as a professional skier. Take a look, below.
From his early days on skis watching Eric Pollard and company rip around Mount Hood, to his incredible 2015 offering, “The Sammy C Project,” this guy has seen a lot throughout his time in the ski scene—enjoying every moment along the way. Now, it’s time for us all to relive those moments with him. And if that’s not enough, we’ve compiled a couple of Sammy’s most memorable videos below, as well. Enjoy.