Johannes Hoffmann

Sport

Ski

Hometown

Innsbruck, Austria

Hometown

Innsbruck, Austria

Sport

Ski

By Austrian standards, Joi, as he is fondly called by his friends, was a late bloomer - he started skiing at four and freeriding at 14. He was also a bit of an outcast, dabbling in 'Big Foot skiing', a ski disciple he still romanticizes. Luckily he found a copy of Matchstick Productions Ski Movie 1 and was restored to sanity by falling in love with free skiing. Joi now travels around the world making his own ski films with his company, Whiteroom Productions - not bad for a kid who skied half his life in hand-me-down gear. The self-professed computer nerd, who is still often found playing his Gameboy, is also known for his obsessive Google Earth planning that sometimes leads him to dubious ski lines in very remote areas. With such an imaginative and creative mind, Joi’s only limit is time.

Achievements

  • Made first freeride film project called "Time for the Whiteroom" in 2011 after not competing
  • Skied several first descents in the Tien Shan mountains and made a movie about it called "Tien Shan - A Kyrgyz Ski Adventure", freeride expedition to Kyrgyzstan in 2012
  • Went on a ski expedition to the Russian Altai mountains, skied several first descents and made a movie about it called "Altai - An Unexpected Fortune", 2014
  • Ski expedition the Accursed Mountains of Albania and made a movie about it called "When the Mountains Were Wild", 2015
  • Once again, a ski expedition to the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan scored several first ski descents and you guessed it, made a movie about it called "Searching for Gold", 2017 
  • Ski expedition in Tadjikistan, the hardest one yet