I ski for 32 years by now. The last 17 years mainly off pistes. Since 2003 I worked as a skiing and snowboard instructor. In a couple of years I became a ski guide and now have more than 10 years of experience. In May 2015 I was one of the “pioneers” to have passed the skiing guide exam and obtained a skiing guide certificate set by the Russian Mountain Guide Association. The education and certification were done according to the international standards.
First time I tried skiing when I was 4. At that time I was sharpening my carving skills on the steep slopes of the Oka river. I arrived to the big mountains in 2005 and by chance instantly became entangled in the heli-ski industry. Since 2013 I work for the avalanche department (Rosa Khutor) and parallel to that I organize various programs where I teach off-piste riding, freeride, skitour, heli-skiing in different regions of Russia and abroad. In 2015 I passed the skiing guide exam set by the Russian Mountain Guide Association and obtained a skiing guide certificate.
Professionally I’m a submariner. I can steer and operate a nuclear submarine. Yet, this profession is far in the past. For the last 20 years I have been skiing, mainly offpistes. I work as a heli-ski guide since 2005. Started my career by working in a French company “Yak&Yeti”, later became head of a French-Russian heli-skiing company “RossHeliski”.
(Русский) На сноуборде я катаюсь уже 20 лет.С 1998 года выступаю как профессиональный райдер.
Многократный призёр российских и международных соревнований по сноуборду. Мастер спорта по сноуборду, член сборной команды России по сноуборду(в дисциплине фристайл) 2005-2009 года. Выигрывал чемпионат России по сноуборду в дисциплине big air в 2008 год.
Курсант Школы Горных Гидов Ассоциации Горных Гидов России (http://rmga.ru/)
I come from Siberia, started skiing when I was 3 and in 1998 discovered freeride for myself. Since then freeride became my main domain in skiing.
Since 2006 I participate in Russian Freeride competitions, repeatedly became a finalist and a medalist in them. In 2006 I was invited to work as a HELISKI guide. This became a starting point in my professional skiing career. Since 2006 I also work as a skiing instructor of Russian Skiing and Snowboarding Federation.
I started skiing in 1996. Back then my teachers were really good riders with more than 10 years of freeriding experience.
In 2006 I visited Krasnaya Polyana for the first time, and there I took part in the heli-ski program of “Vertykalnyi Mir”.
In 2008 I participated in a skiing instructor school which was based on the Austrian methodics. Twice I have worked as a technical guide during the Freeride World Tour competitions.
The first Rossian certified full mountain guide (ski + mountaineering). He is engaged in mountaineering since 1997 and has made about 20 ascensions of 5-6 categories of complexity in the Caucasus, Alps and Himalayas. Skiing from 8 years old mostly