Liberty Skis Signs Dylan Natale to Pro Team
Liberty Skis signs Dylan Natale to Pro Team
Q & A with Dylan Natale:
Where were you born?:
How did you start skiing?:
Funny story actually, from what I remember. I guess I used to always ask my Mom if I could go skiing at the beginning of each winter when I was young, and she would just cram my feet in tiny ski boots and make me walk around the house. Then she'd ask if I was sure I wanted to spend six hours in the boots and I'd always say no. Finally my parents did put me in an after school ski program and I'd just bail on the lessons and go jump off anything I could find.
Who has influenced your skiing the most and why?:
I'd say other people's skiing was really influential when the whole "freeskiing movement" started with the New Canadian Air Force. I remember watching Poorboyz' Degenerates a million times and the following season tried to do everything Vincent Dorion did. Royalty was also a mind opener, as it was one of the first movies that portrayed style as important. Now I'm definitely more interested in snowboard films as they are taking snowboarding more in the direction I want skiing to go.
What’s rockin on your iPod right now?:
Surprisingly I still don't own an ipod. And my computer recently crashed so I have nothing but old crappy rap music from the late 90's.
Five people you’d invite over for dinner?:
My girlfriend, and a handful of friends; hopefully friends who know how to cook.
Favorite Liberty Ski?:
The Liberty Genome
Favorite place to ski?:
If you're talking about a ski resort, probably Brighton or Alta, but I'd much rather be on my snowmobile.
Brighton because there is always stuff to jump off and it isn't crowded. Alta because it gets the most snow, has great terrain, and has amazing backcountry access. And the snowmobile because I'm out there with friends just romping around, and sleds make it so you don't have to hike jumps and lines.
Any secret spots you can share with us?:
MFM cliffs? I ski them at least five times a year, mostly because Kyler Cooley makes me. It's a really fun, short, north facing zone that is peppered with cliffs and and drops. It's not too secret, but it sure is fun.
Final shout out to friends, family and foe?:
Kyler for editing our BC Boys webisodes, MC for being patient, and awesome, the roommates for taking care of Parley when I leave, and Liberty Skis, Saga Outerwear, Poc Goggles and Helmets, and Da Kine for all their support.