With a win at the 2009 LG Snowboard World Cup, Janne Korpi showed the action sports world that he's someone to take notice of. He won the Half-Pipe World Cup in Saas-fee and he has been able to steal the spotlight from many of his better-known competitors, locking down his reputation as one of Finland’s best up-and-coming freestyle snowboarders. After several top rankings in 2006, Janne’s O’Neill team manager concluded, “The 2006 ranking list highlights Janne’s position as one of snowboarding’s next big things, and we’re stoked to have him on board. His determination to push snowboarding’s progression is second-to-none, and his passion for the sport fits right in with the rest of the team.”
If you weren’t on the slopes, what would be an ideal day?
Play another sport with my friends and end up the day with a big party.
Who/what has had the biggest influence on your life?
In your next life, what will you do?
I would be a tennis player.
What type of car do you drive?
Who do you most admire in your sport?
Travis Rice... I think he is on the next level.
How do you stay fit during the “off” season?
I play tennis, golf and I go to gym few times a week.
If you could hang with any celebrity, who would it be and why?