NAME: Oliver Merrett
HOMETOWN: Central Coast
WHAT IS THE EVENT YOU ARE BEST KNOWN FOR? Slopestyle
WHAT OTHER EVENT/S DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN? Touring/Freeriding
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN RESORT AND WHY? My favourite resort is Perisher, because it has the best park there is and I grew up skiing there.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL RESORT AND WHY? Whistler/Blackcomb because it has a dope park and some sick big mountain skiing!
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SPONSORS? IF SO, TELL US ABOUT THEM! Oyuki – you should check them out! They make the best gloves, thermals and beanies there is to offer!
WHAT IS YOUR FUNNIEST STACK STORY? I did a backflip and caught my tips on my landing…but I recovered by throwing a front flip.. So I guess I didn’t really stack. It was impressive as!
WHEN DID YOU START SKIING? I started skiing when I was 2 – haven’t looked back since!
WHEN (AND WHAT!) WAS YOUR FIRST COMPETITION? The 2014 Thredbo rail jam!
GIVE US YOUR OVERALL TOP 5 RESULTS!
4th in the Thredbo rail jam, 2015
4th Thredbo Slopestyle, 2015
4th Perisher Slopestyle, 2015
Thredbo rail jam 2016
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE SUMMER ACTIVITIES? Skating and surfing
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE ATHLETE AND WHY? Torin Yater-Wallace, because of his style and because he goes massive on everything.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE RUN? WHERE IS IT AND TELL US WHY IT IS YOUR FAVOURITE! Park Lane in Breckenridge because it has a really long park and it’s the best in the world
FINISH THESE SENTENCES…..
“I WOULD NEVER GO TO THE SNOW WITHOUT………….” My mates!
“WHEN I RIDE I LISTEN TO…………….” Rap because it keeps my calm.
WHO IS SOMEONE THAT YOU THINK WE SHOULD ALL KEEP OUR EYES ON THIS SEASON? WHY? Cade Robinson, the guy sends it hard!
ANY LAST MINUTE WORDS OF WISDOM? If you’re not having fun, don’t do it.
Check out Oliver's instagram to keep updated with all her many days training and competing! @oliver_merrett