Welcome Vilde Fimreite to the Movement Tribe. Vilde is based in Sola, a little town on the west coast of Norway. Currently she is an apprentice carpenter. When she’s not on the mountains freeriding, her days normally are filled with a lot of the people she appreciates and activities. she likes to travel, workout, play tennis, hike the mountains and cook good food.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Vilde Solbakken Fimreite. I am a 24 year old female, based in Sola, a little town on the west coast of Norway. Currently I am an apprentice carpenter. When I am not on the mountains skiing, my days normally are filled with a lot of the people I appreciate and activities. I like to travel, workout, play tennis, hike the mountains and cook good food. The last few years I`ve been moving around and basically lived in a suit case, but chose to move back to my hometown last year, and found my piece here.
When did you start skiing and why did you choose freeride? I started skiing when I was only around 4 years old, but found the passion for freeriding when I was 12 years old and competed in my first freeride competition. After that I moved to Sauda and studied on a ski gymnasium there for three years. My mother is from a place in Norway called Røldal, where the opportunities for freeriding is really good, and this is the place where I've been skiing since I was little.
What is the best memory of your career?
Its a lot of good memories, but I think it has to be the first time I was introduced to freeride. My first competition. It was an unofficial Norwegian championship in Røldal, and I remember everybody competed against eachother. Boys and girls. I didnt knew exactly what I was doing, but i skied a fun line down the mouintain and won the competition.
Apart from skiing, what are your passions?
As I mentioned I like to be outside, hike the mountains and just be active. I have a passion for mye work as a becoming carpender, I like to build things and see the results. Also cooking has become a passion of mine over the past years, that I get a lot of piece from.
If you were not a skier, what would you be? And why?
That is a difficult question because mye life consist of so much more than skiing. So I think my life would be pretty much the same. I`ve been into many sports over the years. But found my self at a crossroad where my to oppsions where eather football or skiing, and I chose skiing. So if I had to pick something else than skiing it would probably be soccer.
What is the strongest lesson that skiing has taught you?
To always have fun, no matter what you do, regardless of the results and achievements. And to appreciate the small things in everything.
What would you say to young women who’d like to get into skiing?
Pretty much the same as the previous question, to always have fun. Also, include those who wants to learn, try new things and always support each other. Find joy and don’t let small things break you down. The mountains will always be there, so don’t rush things, take your time and make skiing yours. Learn from mistakes and always respect others, and the mountains.
What’s your plan for the coming season?
Travel around in Norway, join the Norwegian freeride cup, and maybe some trips down to Switzerland. I also want to focus a lot more on my Instagram this season, and make a lot of cool and fun content. I will be sharing a lot there, so follow me to see where I go.
What are you most excited about joining the Movement Tribe and what does it mean to you?
To meet new people with the same passion as me. Hopefully I get to learn some new skills, travel some and off course, try out new skies. For me it makes it easier to focus on freeriding and skiing when I have good support that offers the right equipment.