My name is Léo Slemett. I'm 19 years old and I live in Chamonix Mont-Blanc. I'm a pro freeskier and student. I started skiing when I was young, through many years of alpin skiing. Today I devote my passion of skiing freeride and freestyle. Now a new season begins on the « Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face »… Check out my website and follow me…
This week-end, I was invited in Tignes for the last event of the season, the Adrénaline Challenge by l’Équipe 21.
The concept is great -> it’s 36 athletes from all kinds of sports -> 9 teams of 4 -> to do a battle in two day -> one bike race + one ski race!
I was with: Enak Gavaggio, pro skier (Captain) Lee Ann Curren, pro surfer Nico Droz, pro snowboarder
We finished 4th! The DERBY was the better run for me!
I spend a very good time on this event, it was a good opportunity to meet new people from other sport and all the people were professional in their sport, that it’s interesting!
You can check the recap of the event on:www.e-adrenaline.fr Thank’s ADRÉNALINE
2 weeks ago, Aurélien Ducroz invited me to come with him to the Lofoten Islands in Norway, to share a sea-mountain trip together. Sailing is a passion for Aurélien during the summer.
Last week, we were there with one guide François Regis Thevenet, one cameraman Daniel Lafarge and one photographer Dan Ferrer.
We lived and sailing on a boat between the different island, we skied four days out of six because the weather can change 10 times in one day, that’s the difficulty to organize and there was a high risk of avalanche. But we got lucky, we did new couloir every day, great images were made, two journalists (Jean Pierre Feret/Bertrand Lachat) from the TF1 channel joined us during the week, you can see their report via this link: TF1- JT 20h – 10/04/2013
The trip was amazing, magic, fantastic… I was very happy to share this experience with Aurélien, it’s like a mentor for me in the ski. The spirit was super, only ski touring, freeride and sailing! Thanks Aurélien, I still want to discover a lot of new destinations like that…
Lot of new video and photo coming soon, stay connected!
The final was amazing this week-end in Verbier (CH)! Xavier De Le Rue and Aurélien Ducroz were very impressive, they showed their experience!
I want to be at the top of this face, a dream!
Congrats to my friend Kevin Guri who won the competition and Drew Tabke who winning the general ranking!
Before my back at the school, next week I will go to Norway, to do a documentary for the TF1 channel… I will post news when I will be there. See you soon!
Last Saturday, I riding my last FWT competition of the year.
Conditions were very hard! There were lot of changing snow with powder, ice, spring snow… it was difficult to do an good inspection of the face, but my run was giving me really want to ski in! So I haven’t changed anything!
Than I crashed after an great cliff because I’m arrived to fast on an ice part… you can see my run via this link: Run Fieberbrunn (AUT)
After this season on the Freeride World Tour my only regret is that I never having been able to express myself completely during my run because I’m crashed before the END during the most important stop… But I’m happy because I progressed in my ski, more technical and I’ll be back even stronger
We are in Fieberbrunn in Austria.
The competition was canceled last weekend. Riders and organizers had to wait 7 days for the weather to clear up… so here is what happened during that happy time in Austria and Salzburg (GER)
Last stop before Verbier the final and last chance for me to be qualified for the next season.
These last days I was in California for the fourth stop of the Freeride World Tour in Kirkwood. Warm weather and it hadn’t snowed since long time but finally in the venue conditions were not very bad. I chose a fluid run with 5 jumps and I finished 16th place, just little disappointed about the judgement because it was difficult to understand the judges ranking but step by step, work on progress…! You can see my run via this link: Run Kirkwood (USA)
After this stop in the mountains, I went to see a friend in Santa Cruz for 3 days. We did surfing, meeting new people… It was really cool with a local heroes, I love Santa Cruz, Thanks Romain!
Then before flying back to France, we visited San Francisco city with all these monuments and some popular place, it’s a class city… I would return to California in the future for sure
Hi, I hope everyone enjoy the winter!!
During the last weeks, I did qualifiers in St. Moritz (CH) FWQ 4*, Hochfügen (AUS) FWQ 4* and Morgins (CH) FWQ 2*.
The goal for me was to restore confiance in race conditions. Not easy during the FWQ 4*. The last weekend in Morgins, I stomped my 3 runs with lot of pleasure… It wasn’t a big event like the World Tour and not the most important for me but I finished second!
Last wednesday, I filmed for a five stars***** residence advertising « Les Granges d’en Haut ». It was fun to mix the freestyle aspect with luxury surroundings… Massive production with drones and two cameraman.
Soon, you will see the pub in all Chamonix resort…
Next Sunday, I leave to Kirkwood, the 4th stop of the FWT. I will post news when I will be there . See you soon!