Antti Autti is living his dream, beating the elements every single day together with his beloved snowboard. He is constantly on the move in search of the best snow, lately finding all that he is looking for on the mountains around the arctic circle.
Antti Autti was born close to the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland in 1985, and turned professional at the age of 16. Antti became world famous in 2005 when he followed up winning double gold medals (Big Air and Halfpipe) in the 2005 Snowboarding World Championships by being the first European to win the X Games Superpipe, beating Shaun White among others.
Birthdate: March 15th, 1985
Profession: Professional snowboarder
Place I call home: Rovaniemi, Finland
Favorite place on earth: I love Hokkaido, Japan and Arctic areas.
Dream adventure: Go to an expedition in Greenland to ride lines in a place where no one else has ever been before.
What’s best about what I do: So many things, but maybe the fact that every winter is different and that’s the best.
What drives me: The feeling I get from snowboarding and outdoors. Those moments where nature and the talent you have work perfectly together.
What makes me proud: I’m very proud that I’ve been able to make my lifestyle a profession, and still have the same feeling towards it as when I first strapped into a snowboard.
Hidden talent: I have a good name memory.
Career highlights: Professional snowboarder for over 17 years. 10 years of competing in top of the world, and now also making freeriding films to get people excited for the outdoors.
Life motto: You don’t know, if you don’t go.