Name: Joel Ahola
Born: July 22th, 1993
Hometown: Espoo, Finland
Started snowboarding: When I was eight I got my first snowboard, but at that time it was only some backyard riding besides sledding haha! I was more interested in skateboarding back then. But when I started snowboarding daily in a ski resort, it was the winter of 2008/2009. After that first day it has been just snowboarding all the time. This coming season will be my 4th.
Home away from home: My local ski resort, Serena!
Greatest career achievement so far: 2nd place in PBRJ laax European championships!
First trick you were really proud of: Backflip, hell yeah!
What are you known for: Style, I guess…
Your favorite web sites: Facebook, ettala.com, helgasons.com, theberrics
Your idols: Hard to say because there are so many of them. My top 3: Risto Ruokola, Halldor Helgason, Joe Sexton.
Best advice you ever got: Just go for it!
Favorite music: Almost everything goes. But if I had to choose one, I would say hip hop!
The most beautiful thing in the world: Life!
Ideal snowboarding destination: I haven’t been in so many places, but something with lots of rails and smooth jumps.
Sweet or sour: Sweet.
Your biggest treasure: Friends and family.
How much Battery Energy Drink do you consume during a season: A couple of cans a day! Super good stuff!
How much do you travel: Not that much… Last summer I went to Portugal to surf with my friends and that’s one thing I’ve been dreaming of since I was 4 or 5!
Your dream travel destination: Somewhere warm with a nice, peaceful beach full of girls in bikinis, and me surfing and chilling around with my friends!
What do you do when you are not snowboarding: Skateboarding, gym, chilling and sipping Battery Energy Drink.