Joey van der Meer | SKI
What got you started skiing: Growing up in Portland, I was always very active playing sports. I followed my passion through soccer & skateboarding, eventually the passion led me to snow. In middle school, most of my friends we’re already way into skiing and snowboarding, and after watching a few ski flicks I began to enjoy the look of skis more and more. Skiing started becoming a weekly to nearly daily thing with the programs provided, from there my passion only grew.
Who were your favorite riders growing up: T-hall. BloodyDollaz. Mi Tanner Rainville. T-Wall. Tammy Warnick, RIP and a big shout to our boy Matt Heffernan aka Heffy aka Heffnasty, send it for Heffy on the daily!
Hobbies outside of Skiing:Skateboarding, Surfing, Soccer, Hoopin!
Music while you ride: Anything like that “southerplayalisticadillacmuzic”, southern funk & hip-hop. All West Coast hype & hyph, DJ mustard produced (10 summers), Andre Hicks aka MacDre (RIP), East Coast sound (Bronx, Brooklyn, Flatbush, Queens, Harlem, all the OG’s & new school), pretty much anything with a good tempo!
Guilty pleasures: Drinking water..and Bool'n out with my woe's!
Why do you ride for BlackStrap: Stoked to ride for a local brand that supports its athletes 100%. BlackStrap makes the most durable & high quality protection for your pretty smile & face, plus its what the cool kids tend to wear.
Facemask of choice: PDX Airport carpet exclusive Daily Tube!