“Skiing at a certain level, head injuries are almost impossible to avoid. But with the right helmet and proper precautions, you can reduce the risk of brain injury. It’s surprising how many people don’t realize this… “
Date of birth: August 14, 1991
Disciplines: Skiing / Freeski
Place of birth: Stockholm, Sweden
Henrik Harlaut is one of the most decorated and unquestionably one of the greatest freeskiers in the world, of all time. Born in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, he moved to the Swedish ski resort of Åre at the age of nine.
Henrik swiftly developed a love for snow and mountains and has since dedicated himself fully to the sport. By studying ski videos, following his idols around the world, and working hard, coupled with his natural talent, Henrik has forged a unique style and taken freeskiing to new heights.
As of 2020, Henrik has clinched his sixth gold in Big Air, in Aspen, and etched his name in the annals of the sport as the skier with the most gold medals in a single discipline. Currently, Henrik boasts eight gold medals in the X Games and is an innovative jumper who competes in three different disciplines. In Aspen 2021, he became the first skier to medal in all three categories.
In summary, his style on the slopes and his energy and joy-filled attitude have propelled him to become one of the most renowned skiers in the world.