Christopher Laker started skiing at the age of 3 years old
He began with the Freezing Point Team at Perfect North Slopes Ski Resort in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, where man-made snow is plentiful. All 400 vertical feet – it is the place to be.
At age 11, in 2005, he represented Perfect North Slopes Ski Resort at the Kids Sports Illustrated Kids Next Snow Search where he competed in big air and almost landed his first 1080o while his binding fell off his skis. In 2006, his second year in Kids Sports Illustrated Kids Next Snow Search, he placed in the upper 25th out of about 150 kids and placed 4th in the Big Air. In 2007, he placed 1st in Big Air, by landing a 900o, a 1080o, and a 1260o (tail grab on all 3 jumps). Also, he placed 1st in Slope Style, 3rd in Half Pipe, and 5th overall out of 110 kids.
He went on to compete in 2007 in the Vermont Open junior division and took first in the super pipe; there isn’t even a super pipe at Perfect North Slopes to train on. He also placed 4th during the Slope Style junior division.
In 2007 and 2008, he competed in the U.S. Open at Copper, Colorado and in the Aspen Open at Aspen, Colorado.
During the 2009 season, Christopher won 1st place in the many regional competitions such as Snow Trails, Ohio rail jam and big air, Perfect North Slopes, Indiana rail jam and Snowshoe, West Virginia Open (rail jam). He also competed nationally at the DNA Evolution Rail Jam during the SIA Trade Show in which he took the 1st place in the skiing division. Next he competed in the Aspen Open, Colorado competing with 117 free riders and was the one of the youngest competitors at 15 year s old and 6’1” in the top ten finals, placing seventh.
In 2010, Christopher started out the season with a bang placing 4th place in the New Zealand Open behind Gus Kenworthy, Russ Henshaw, and Bobby Brown.
Then at the rest of the competitions he placed:
- 19th Overall in Dew Tour Slope Style
- 7th at The North Face Open at Northstar-at-Tahoe
- 1st at The North Face Open at Waterville Valley
- 1st at The Winter Park Open
- 1st at The Mount Snow Open
At the Dumont Cup where Christopher was regarded as the heavy favorite landing back-to-back double flips, unfortunately, the fierce wind blew him into the parking lot.
Christopher was voted by Newshoolers as having the #1 video in the Jon Olsson video contest and Jon invited him to Sweden to compete in Jon Olsson Invitational.
He supplements his training by jumping on a trampoline in his own backyard, in line skating, training on the water ramps at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp, and competitive diving at Oak Hills High School. In his back yard he and his friends built an urban ski ramp where they drop into astro turf and then onto a rail. In the past he has trained on the water ramps at the Olympic Park in Park City, Utah.
Christopher and his friends shoot videos where they capture their jumps and turns on rails and big air set to music.
The past 5 years he has been out of school for an extended period of time during ski season so he can train and compete in Utah and Colorado. His grade school and high school allowed him to do this because he works ahead and also does his work while on the road. Christopher is a 2011 high school graduate and is now looking forward training for the next ski season and competing for a place on the U.S. Slope Style Olympic team.See Chris’ Accomplishments