Seth is the man.I’m his fanboy, for sure.
I’ve read quite a lot about him, so just wanna share with you what I’ve learned…
Seth Morrison grew up in Wisconsin and started skiing in the age of six. His first skis were plastic and his ski boots were rubber boots. As his family moved to Colorado, Seth joined the alpine ski team of Vail. Six years in the ski team of Vail gave Seth a very good basis for his career in skiing. Every now and then the trainer of Vail ski team allowed kids ski freely in Vail, which lead to the invention of the word “freeskiing”.
During the early 90s Seth Morrison skied in the step slopes of Crested Butte where the first US National Extreme competition was arranged in 1993. Seth joined the competition and became second and won guys like Doug Coombs and Dean Cummings. According to Seth, the best achievements in his career are the three silver medals in US Extreme competitions.
Seth is like a rock star. He doesn’t care that much about being second in the races. He wanted to ski like his fans expected, not what the judges expected or wanted to see. Just like rock stars, Seth wanted to give fans what they came to see.
Seth Morrison became known from his co-operation with Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions. Back in late 90s many skiers were jealous to those who skied in Matchstick films. According to Seth Morrison, glamour was far from that job. It was not easy to make living by skiing, although nowadays it is much easier. Anyhow, Matchstick films made Seth Morrison an icon of the sport. Seth skied in places most of us could never even dream of. When I saw Seth making backflips while dropping from a 30-meter cliff, I though “how far this is going to be and where are the limits?”.
Few years ago Seth Morrison quit working with Matchstick Productions. He felt that Matchstick didn’t respect his work as he expected, and he felt like there is not even time to breath. According to Seth, some skiers also had their own agenda and were not able to work as a team. Now Seth is a freelancer who can ski in any movie. What really is an interesting point is that Seth doesn’t watch ski movies. Instead he likes to watch snowboarding and motocross movies.
Seth Morrison has traveled across the planet. He has skied in a number of interesting places and ski resorts. Seth’s favorite places to ski are Haynes in Alaska, Bella Coola in BC. Seth is a busy man and therefore has not much hobbies, but when he has time he goes mountain biking. Seth has no plans for his life. He just wants to ski as long as possible and listen to punk rock. That’s the attitude!
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