Tips and Tales EXTRA: Feat. Lars Kristoffersen
Steve Porino speaks with Lars Kristoffersen about his son, Norwegian tech ace Henrik Kristoffersen. With 14 slalom wins, Kristoffersen is the most decorated slalom skier in Norway, the youngest person to ever win Schladming and the youngest Norwegian to ever win a World Cup race. The Attacking Viking team is one of the highest functioning groups on the World Cup. Norway is a country that doesn’t have a lot of FIS skiers, yet they consistently turn out dominant, all-around skiers and have remarkable depth. Kristoffersen has been working outside of that system however, which has created tension of late between him and the federation. Porino discusses this disconnect, Kristoffersen’s upbringing and his father’s involvement, as well as the recent frustration in being unable to knock Marcel Hirscher off the top step of the podium.