Instagram: @aporzak1
Inspiration: Those that came before me in the mountains like my dad, Anselme Baud, Patrick Vallencant and Jean-Marc Boivin
Carreer Highlight: Skiing all of Colorado’s 14ers
Hobbies: Photography, building swing bikes, climbing and traveling
Started Skiing: Because of my dad. He would take me to Vail every weekend and eventually I got on a ski team at Copper Mountain.
Favorite Ski Spot: East Vail. It has so much to offer and I have spent over 12 winters skiing back there. It was a place where I fell in love with backcountry skiing and it offered me progression and discipline. Its sort of like a playground that opens up different options to you as you progress as a skier.
Hates: Onions
Next Goal: Ski the 50 highest peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park. My dad was the first person to climb them all so this is a way for me to honor his hard work in the past. Besides that I dream of skiing 8000m peaks in the Himalayas.
Why Virtika? They make the only gear I’ve ever ridden in that can handle the abuse of real mountaineering!

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