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Images from the Big Air Chur in Chur, Switzerland

Skiing Athlete

Birk Ruud

Norway Norway


Birk Ruud is a Pro Skier and Action Man. That’s no understatement! Depending on the season, the high-energy Norwegian is out getting his kicks on anything from jet skis, skateboards, snowboards, dirt bikes, trampolines, as well as cliff jumps in so-called ‘Death Diving’ competitions. Fearless from a young age, Birk first got radical in his grandparent’s backyard, where he built his own little jib park. As the youngest competitor at X Games Norway 2018, he barged into the global spotlight by snatching Big Air gold from Monster Energy teammate and freeski legend Henrik Harlaut and taking back-to-back gold at Aspen 2019. Always innovating and progressing, Birk has been on a roll since: Marquee competition wins in both Big Air and Slopestyle, plus countless FIS World Cup podiums, established the young Scandinavian as a top contender on the circuit. He’s also one of a select few riders boasting switch triple 1800s in his arsenal, and who knows what skate-inspired moves he’ll do in the future… For a glimpse into freeski, follow the Action Man on Insta and prepare to have your face melted!