Sep 20, 2021
Mario Carr is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up skiing from a young age in southeast Wisconsin at areas like: Alpine Valley, Little Switzerland, and others. When he was still very young his parents purchased a cabin in Big Sky, Montana where he and his family would go for a few months every year to enjoy the bigger mountains of the west.
Hi exposure to Telemark skiing started when his parents learned how to drop knees out west in Big Sky, Montana and would come home to the Midwest and do it at their local hills. His parents would encourage him to try Telemark but to no avail — he just wasn’t interested. It wasn’t until he, himself, moved out to Big Sky, after high school to ski bum, that he decided to pick it up himself and started doing it full-time during the 2018-19 season.
During the past 4 seasons he began to hone his skills as a Telemark skier at Big Sky Resort. Early on he began freeheelin’ without poles, then later began using a small staff, and then during some hard snow cycles began playing around with carving. His unique approach to carving involves wider skis unlike the traditional race variety you may think of when talking about carving. He also fabricated some homemade hand pads, or “deeks” as he calls them, to allow him to lay over his turns while supporting his angulated body on these sliding hand discs.
He spent the past season as the Snow Reporter for Big Sky Resort keeping people in the loop about conditions and what’s skiing great on the mountain each day.
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