My name is Joona Kangas and I’m a 24-year-old freeskier from Levi, Finland. I started skiing when I was two years old and freeskiing has been my passion since I was nine. I love skiing because my mind is purely in the present moment when I’m doing it. Skiing is also my favorite way to make my thoughts and ideas into reality.
I lived my first years in Central Finland where I started skiing at Himos Ski Resort. At the age of five I moved to Finnish Lapland with my family. Here I had a great chance to continue skiing and I started to get interested in freeskiing and park riding.
I represented Finnish National Team in ski slopestyle from 2012 to 2019. In April 2014, I won the Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. From 2015 onward I competed in World Cup slopestyles the best result being 7th. I was also honoured to represent Finland at the Winter Olympics in 2018.
Doing comps was interesting for a long time but nowadays I’m channeling my energy into filming video parts in the streets and backcountry. Filming is fun with friends and that’s what we do with Keeshlife crew. Make sure to check out our videos on YouTube!