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Pogo Team: Ptor Spricenieks


Ptor Spricenieks

Ptor’s 27 years of ski mountaineering and global guiding experience, have taken him to the worlds great mountain ranges. His passion for adventure, pioneering ski descents and dynamic style have helped him develop a name as “one of the 48 most influential skiers of the last 35 years” (Powder Magazine) and “one of the 50 most influential backcountry pioneers” (Backcountry Magazine). In 2013 Ptor was inducted into the first class of the Action Sports Hall of Fame. Ptor lives with his wife and two sons in La Grave, France. After family time, he prioritizes time in his gardens and working as a carpenter when not skiing steeps in the Parc National des Ecrins, paragliding or mountainbiking. Ptor also thinks skiers can learn from snowboarders on how to make skis and how to ride the mountain.

Recent Projects

5 winter seasons guiding at 40 Tribes Backcountry, Kyrgyzstan.
Guiding custom ski adventures in Turkey, Kashmir, Norway, Canada, Pyrenees, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Peru.
2016/2017 - Development of the freeride ski Pogo Wolverine
2014 - Exploratory skiing in the Nanga Parbat region of Pakistan for Endlessflow Films’ documentary feature, ‘Dreamline’ – Premiere ascent and ski descent of Liver Peak (5500m) and premiere ski descent of the Shina Face on Geshot Peak (6800m)
2013 - Premiere ski descent SW Face direct Lyskamm Oriental (4538m), Switzerland/Italy
2011 - Exploratory skiing with Sweetgrass Productions while filming for ‘Solitaire’ in unskied regions of the Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru – Premiere ski descents of the Yerupaja Glacier, Sarapo Glacier and E Face of Sarapo
2007 - Attempted ski-traverse from Leh to Srinagar.
2006 - Avalanche Forecasting/control Gulmarg Ski Resort, Kashmir
2005 - Premiere ski descents on 20 day self-contained traverse, St. Elias Mountains, Yukon – NW Face Mt. Vancouver (4813m), N Ridge Mac Arthur Peak (4300m)

Favorite Pogo Product : Winger Ski 189

Winger Ski 189

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