Born and raised in Norway’s Telemark County, Sondre grew up skiing telemark. You could say that skiing is his legacy, since he grew up in a family of skiers who have their home in a mountain town. His talent in the sport was shown to everyone when he won the Norwegian Championship a few years back. Nowadays, he lives wherever his skiing takes him, which for the last couple of years has been Sogndal as a base while he travels the world making ski films.
Due to a knee injury, he has switched from telemark to alpine skiing lately and is enjoying that. But every once in awhile, when the conditions are just right, he dusts off his telemark skis and goes for a few turns.
As if having conquered two types of skiing wasn’t enough, he also snowboards. Sondre believes that every type of skiing or boarding etc are connected and that they all make him better as a skier.
Sondre is working on a plan to stay home for a winter season soon, in order to cut down on traveling. He wants to show everybody who already lives in or near a mountain town or ski resort that they do not need to travel far to experience good skiing. We like his way of thinking and we are inspired by his way of using the great conditions we have here in Scandinavia.
You can also follow Sondre on Instagram @sondreloftsgarden