Greg Ernst is a member of Marmot's Freeride Ski Team. He is 28 years old and is currently living in Aspen, CO spending 120 of his 160 days on Aspen Mountain. Greg's passion for skiing runs deep into his roots and is evident in his technical ski knowledge.
Greg is originally from the South Shore of Massachusetts where he learned to ski at Blue Hills - he was 3 years old when he first was put on skis, but was never a racer or involved in any form of organized skiing.
During high school he started to discover his passion for skiing and knew that upon graduation he would be moving to an environment that would allow him to chase his dream. After high school he moved to Burlington, VT where he attended college. This really became the main turning point for him in regards to his future of skiing.
After a couple years in Burlington and too many days skiing, he decided to move to Aspen where he truly discovered that skiing was going to be a serious factor in his future.
Greg's first few years in Aspen were spent honing his skills, observing some of the best skiers in the world, and trying to figure out how he was going to make something out of skiing. It wasn't until 3 or 4 years later that he realized he might in fact have the skills to set some reasonable goals and try to make somewhat of a name for himself.
Being surrounded by some of the biggest and most influential names in freeskiing definitely helped with his growth and ability to set reasonable goals for himself. By competing in local events and beginning to shoot with local photographers, Greg was able to gain exposure and get more involved in the freeski scene. He is highly focused on staying healthy, safe and strong.
He currently manages Hamilton Sports in downtown Aspen and skis everyday. Marmot, his largest sponsor, has greatly contributed to his successes of last season and he looks forward to his continued partnership. Greg thinks it's appropriate to give credit where credit is due and knows very well that he couldn't have done this in his own. Family, friends, the people he skis with everyday, and people that he's never skied with and don't even know him, have contributed to his success.