Meet Aaron

 

Aaron Blunck - Professional Skier, United States Olympian

At only 20-years-old, Aaron Blunck is still relatively new to freeskiing. His time in the professional ranks may be limited, but his accomplishments to date are significant.

Born and raised in Crested Butte, Colorado, Blunck’s family roots in skiing run deep. His grandfather started the first ski school in the area, starting a rich family tradition of time on the slopes. A few months after his first steps came Blunck’s first run.  His first tracks were made at only 18-months old and he began competing at eight-years-old.

His parlay into the professional ranks began when he earned the bronze medal at the inaugural Youth Winter Games. Deemed an “up-and-comer to watch,” Blunck exceeded expectations ascending the podium five times in the 2011 – 2012 season (USSA U.S. Revolution Tour, Gatorade FreeFlow, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, USASA Nationals and USSA Junior Nationals).

Blunck’s talent and staying power has only improved with age. His 2013 season began with a podium spot at The North Face Park & Pipe Open Series, finishing third, followed by a second place finish at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.

With a World Cup podium under his belt, Blunck credits the confidence he gained at these events for earning him his first X Games invitation – a landmark he had not anticipated this season. His biggest take away in 2013? Simply, the opportunity to do what he loves, and most of all, have fun.

“This was my first year on the pro circuit and definitely the best year thus far! I got to travel all over the world and ski with some of my best friends.”

One secret to his success? Blunck immediately credits his parents as his inspiration to be the best he can be.

Off the slopes, the teenager is just that – a teenager. He enjoys hanging with his friends. Their favorite recent pastime? Off the slopes and on the basketball court. 

Blunck may be young in age, but carries a wisdom and drive beyond his years. With his smooth yet aggressive style, he will continue to be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.


QUICK FACTS

  • Hometown: Crested Butte, Co
  • Nickname: Blunckafari 
  • Words to Live By/Personal Mantra: YOLO
  • Two Things You Always Pack: My Phone, Wallet
  • Training Nutrition: Protein and steak
  • Favorite Movie: Pineapple Express and Step Brothers
  • Favorite Book: Any Picture Book
  • Proudest Sporting Moment: Getting an invite to X Games
  • Favorite North Face Product: Men’s Seaworth down jacket
  • How I Relax: Just listening to music and lying on the couch
  • Weakness: Deathly afraid of Snakes and oversleeping my alarm clock
  • Inspiration Within the Sport: Anyone who is skiing extremely well!
  • Dream Vacation: Antarctica 
  • Causes You Are Passionate About: I am passionate about keeping winter protected, and helping to inspire people to ski
  • Favorite Destination for Your Sport: Norway and Whistler
  • Favorite Piece of History in Your Sport: Henrik Harlaut’s nose butter triple at X Games Big Air. 
  • Three Things People Should Know About Me: 
  1. I love sushi.
  2. I love taking long walks in blizzards.
  3. I manage a football team… Fantasy football that is!

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2014

  • 1st, GRAND PRIX, HP, Copper Mountain, CO
  • 2nd, DEW TOUR, HP, Breckenridge, CO
  • 2nd, GRAND PRIX, HP, Park City, UT
  • Member of 1st US Freeskiing Olympic Team

2013

  • X GAMES - 7th, HP, Aspen, CO
  • 11th, HP, Tignes, FRA
  • FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - 6th, HP, Voss, NOR
  • GRAND PRIX - 2nd, HP, Copper Mountain, CO
  • 1st, HP, Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open, Aspen, CO
  • AFP Rankings - 4th, Overall and 5th, HP

2012

  • 1st, HP, USASA Nationals, Copper Mountain, CO
  • 2nd, HP, Gatorade FreeFlow Tour, Brighton, UT
  • 2nd, HP, USSA Revolution Tour, Copper Mountain, CO
  • 2nd, HP, USSA Junior Nationals, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Bronze, HP, Youth Olympic Games, Kuehtai, AUT
  • 3rd, HP, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, Copper Mountain, CO
  • 4th, HP, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, Whistler, BC
  • HP, USSA Revolution Tour, Otsego, MI
  • 4th, HP, Aspen/Snowmass Open, Aspen, CO
  • AFP Rankings - 17th, Overall and 29th, HP
     
Aaron Blunck

Meet Aaron

Aaron's Team

Aaron's team is made up of his family and trusted agent. "I could have gotten where he is today without the love and unconditional support of my family", says Aaron.

Aaron's team is made of of these amazing individuals:

  • Nolan Blunck
  • Michael Blunck
  • Lisa Blunck
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Aaron's Team!