The Freeski community lost an incredibly talented skier yesterday. Freeride World Tour contender and Volkl Skis athlete Hugo Hoff was killed in a tragic accident in the Mont Blanc Massif. He was 18 years old.
The Freeride World Tour released a statement to the skiing community today in regards to Hoff’s sudden death. The organization wrote:
“It is with a heavy heart that we report the death of FWQ rider Hugo Hoff. Hugo was an incredibly talented skier and kind young man. He passed away yesterday after an accident in Mont Blanc massif. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.”
(Video above: Hugo Hoff skiing at warp speed.)
Hoff’s specific cause of death has yet to be released at the time of this writing but it is believed he was ski mountaineering. We will update you once we get more information.
Info about Hugo Hoff
“Hi ! I’m 18 years old. I grew up in Serrechevalier where I did 10 years of ski racing. But I also discovered the pleasures of the freeski with my friends from the ski club. Then in 2015 I decided to stop ski racing to do what I’d always loved: freeskiing. Now I ski in Les Arcs where there’s an incredible terrain for freeriding and for having fun. I ski with the Freeski Academy who help me to fullfill my dream. I’m actually in a special high school ( bac S ) for skiers. It’s where I’m training with my mates when we are not on skis. I really want to bring something different to freeride but for the moment I stay focus on competitions and then when I achieve my goal I want to do a lot of projects with friends.”
— Hugo Hoff on Volkskis.com
Do something new every day
Surf, Skate, Photography and create
2nd overall 2017 Freeride Junior Tour,
1st FJT Nendaz,
1st FJT Les Arcs,
6th FWQ 4 **** NZ