I’m Joona, a professional freeskier from Finland. I stepped on skis for the first time when I was two years old, and skiing became my biggest passion when I was nine. I love skiing because I can express my style and ideas through it and find a meditative state of mind when sliding down the hill.
I lived my first years in Central Finland, where I started skiing at Himos Ski Resort. When I was five, we moved to Finnish Lapland with my family, which was a great chance to continue my hobby. New school skiing quickly caught my attention – especially after watching a Finnish freeride movie, Solid Powder 3.
I represented Finnish National Team in ski slopestyle from 2012 to 2019. In April 2014, I won the Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. I also represented Finland at the Winter Olympics in 2018. Those years were a great learning experience, but in the end, I wanted to follow a different path.
Since the 2019 World Championships, I’ve been focusing on filming ski movies with crews like the infamous Keesh and participating in innovative contests and events such as Jib League. That’s where I get to use all of my skills and creativity.