Conny Zamernik

Sport

Ski

Hometown

St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

Hometown

St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

Sport

Ski

Telemarker, alpinist, adventure runner, maniacal mushroom hunter, Conny’s achievements in the most remote mountains of the world are matched only by her understatement and her capacity to carry huge loads. Born and raised in the ski village of St Anton am Arlberg in Austria’s Tirol, Conny was the first European athlete to join Arc’teryx’s team. Alongside partner Jacob Slot, she runs a B&B, the Piltriquitron Lodge, out of her late grandmother’s 170 year old home, leads women’s community adventure clinics, and skis every day, often to the last chair, through places rich with memories. Conny has climbed glaciers in Colombian Amazonas, impressed warlords in Afghanistan, and made pioneering ski descents down peaks in Greenland, Spitzbergen and Patagonia, and high altitude expeditions in Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan, Tibet, Bolivia and Mexico. Her two-decade-deep relationship with Patagonia – the warm community of locals and the wind-lashed possibilities of new lines - continue to bring her deep satisfaction, even as she adds the planet’s polar regions to her adventure sights.

Achievements

  • Ran “La Trochita” the old Patagonian Express, 168km in 4 days solo to experience the renowned 75 year old historic railway tracks from El Maiten to Esquel in Patagonia
  • Skied Citlaltépetl (Pico de Orizaba), Mexico’s highest peak
  • Owner of Piltriquitron Lodging in St. Anton am Arlberg 
  • Many first ascents and descents in Patagonia 
  • Equal in Alpine and telemark skiing 
  • Cooks the best Kaiserschmarrn in the world
  • Published in many ski and outdoor magazines
  • Has a passion for trail running and a growing one for kayaking. 
  • Founder of Polar Projects Foundation with Martin Schøber and Jacob Slot