Valentin Rainer

Bio & Athlete Information

Passionate Freerider 
From Tyrol, based in Innsbruck AUT 
Freeride World Tour Rider 2022 
Racing background 
Skiclub Arlberg Member 
Freeride-Competition-Skier since 2016 

I discovered my passion for skiing already, when I was 3 years old and my dad taught me how to ski. Since then I loved it to ski off-piste and take some small jumps. 
Yet I wanted to be a skiracer so I mostly skied in the gates until I was 15 years old, which became the foundation of my skiing-technique. 
Then in 2016 I wanted to try something different and skied my first freeride competition. It was awesome, I instantly fell in love with the sport and knew this was definitely going to be part of my future. 
In 2017 I joined the Skiclub Arlberg and had the great opportunity to train with former FWT Rider Stefan Häusl in his freeride team. 
I learned so much from him, especially in the aspect of competitive freeriding and how to deal with often very stressful competition situatios. 
I am super thankful to have someone like him and still receive very useful tips and tricks over the time. 
1. Place FJT 2* Kappl 2017 
2. Place FWQ 3* Montafon 2018 
2. Place FWQ 2* Nendaz 2018 
4. Place FWQ 4* Les Arcs 2019 
2. Place FWQ 3* Nendaz 2021 
3. Place FWQ 4* Nendaz 2021 
3. Place FWQ 4* Engadinsnow 2021 
3. Place Overal FWQ 2021 Region 1 
Austrian Freeride Master 2021 
Crystal Awards Winner 2020 
Qualified for FWT 2022