Melissa Presslaber is one adventurous freeskier. She recently sent us some amazing photographer of some back country Arlberg action this past season. With terrain like that, I’m sure she was happy to have her back protector strapped on.

We recently caught up with her and asked her a bunch of questions. Here’s what she said.

Hometown: Innsbruck/AUSTRIA

Birthdate: 19th June 1980

Quickname: Mel?


Best Results:

3rd place 3* FWQ El Dorado Andorra 2011, ANDORRA

1st place Nature Ride Brand 2008, AUT

1st place Quali Snowfever Fieberbrunn 2008, AUT

3rd place Nissan Freeride Montafon 2008, AUT (Freeride World Tour Qualifier)

4th place Freeride Challenge Schruns 2008, AUT (FWQ)

1st place Weißer Rausch St. Anton 2007, AUT

1st place Freeride Challenge St. Anton 2007, AUT

13th place Skandinavian Bigmountain Championships, Riksgränsen 2007, SWE

About Me:  I love life, nature & mountains and I?ve been skiing since I can remember. In summer I?m out downhill biking and rock climbing, in winter my great passion is freeriding.

In winter 2009/10, I went with five other European freeride girls on a road trip through the Alps. Our journey has been captured on camera and the first Girls ski movie of the Alps “As we are” came out… It has been a great success and my goal is to inspire especially the girls to take up the freeride sport, to motivate them going out and having fun!!”

Films or Publicity Coverage: AS WE ARE ? a girls ski movie

Something you think everyone should try in their lifetime: Skiing ?

Age you learned to Shred: 2 ½ years

Craziest Dream: I believe I can fly


What excites you: Powder, friends, happy people, sunshine ?

Other (anything else to say?): Enjoy life ?