Max Palm has recently turned twenty, has a long skiing career ahead of him, but it is already an integral part of the FWT. Last season he made history by landing a double backflip during his first participation in the FWT in Baqueira Beret. The first in the history of the FWT. And he also had a wild card. Now that's making an entrance!
I was thinking that I was living the biggest dream and that this run could change my life. It was just a wildcard event, I knew I had nothing to lose. So I went out of the starting gate with a big smile, because I knew I was about to reach a dream line.
I don’t even remember, I was so happy and shocked, I think I didn’t even realise my score at the moment.
I just want to ski, because skiing is the best thing in the world. I’m going to have fun and show my love for skiing.
No, I don’t really feel fear, I’m more exited about a run. Because I know what I’m going to do, I know exactly how to do it, so I have 100% confidence in myself.
I have so much to learn from the “older” riders. They have so much experience on snow conditions, avalanche risks, how to handle media and much more.
I have always been in contact with freeride, it has always been in my family. My mom is a 3-time Scandinavian freeride Champion. My dad is a mountainguide who travels the world to find the best snow. And my uncle Sverre Liliequist is one the pioneers of freeski in Sweden. So it was natural for me to find my way into freeskiing.
At first I was an alpine skier, so I competed in the gates from age 7 to 13 and then started freeride competitions at age 15.
My dream day is: A big bluebird powder day. Start in the morning on the snowboars with huge turns and my lines and many face shots. Than, get something to eat and go out in the afternoon to ski some lines, if the conditions are not that dangerous. Otherwise go find some jumps and shredding in the resort.
100% a day shredding with friends. For me skiing is all about the passion and love for the sport. Being able to share a good powder day with some friends is the best thing in the world and puts the biggest smile on my face.
Yes, I do have many. Film projects and stuff like that. But my biggest goals is to do this sport as long as I can and always have the same joys that I had when I was 5 years old.