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Karin Stöckel
Karin Stöckel

Karin Stöckel

Our northernmost Houdini Friend, devoted feminist and one of Europe’s most promising ski talents.

It’s interesting how a completely normal life at one place can seem rather extreme in other places. Karin Stöckel grew up in Kurina in the far north of Sweden, doing typical Kiruna things. She’s almost born on skis and started ski racing early in Loussavaarabacken in Kiruna. After that she attended the ski high school in Gällivare. She earned her pocket money working in the huge ore mine in Kiruna.

We’re not sure if it’s the harsh winters of Kiruna or the work in the mine that toughened Karin, but she’s undoubtedly one of the toughest people we know.

Now she’s one of Europe’s most promising ski talents and she spend her winters traveling around the world chasing jury points in the Freeride World Tour Qualifiers. In 2013 Karin won the Nordic Freeride Championships and since then she’s been racking up impressive results from big contests. She is also a devoted feminist, fighting for a fairer living for women, in general and in the often male dominated world of sports.


Q&A

– What’s your favorite place to ski in the whole world?
”Riksgränsen, Sweden ”
– What do you like to do when you’re not skiing?
”I love everything that involves being outdoors: Climbing, trail running and picking berries, but I also train a lot of cross fit. ”
– If you could be another person for a day, who would it be?
”Simone de Beauvoir. She’s not alive anymore, but if I could turn back time. ”
– What would make the world a better place?
”Wow. That’s a hard question, but if we could start by giving women and men the same wages, we’re a bit on the right way. ”
– What do you dream about?
”To work full time with the things I’m passionate about: Skiing and politics. ”

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