Freeskier - @Sage_Cattabriga_alosa
Bend, OR, USA
Having starred in more than 25 ski films, won four coveted Powder Awards and skied more lines in Alaska than probably any pro skier, Sage can look back on one of the most successful ski careers in the business, but that would imply he’s slowing down. And even with young twin daughters, he’s as motivated to progress his skiing—and mountain biking—as ever.
Growing up, Sage spent his winters in Alta, Wyoming attempting to become a ski racer at Grand Targhee, but eventually giving into the powder. As one of the more famous coming-of-age stories in skiing, Sage started washing dishes at The Peruvian and skiing Alta every day. In 2001, after helping a Teton Gravity Research film crew build a gap jump in at Pyramid Gap, Sage threw and landed a massive double front flip on his first attempt that turned the heads of TGR founders. He went on to demonstrate a mastery of BC pillows, large Alaskan spines, soulful slo-mo powder and more, all the while throwing progressive tricks with unmatched style.
Almost twenty years later, he’s still headlining TGR films, but he’s also doing his own thing. In 2018, he released the solo ski and bike film called Elemental, followed by Balance in 2020, and continues to create content and short form media for his current sponsors.
If you could spend a day with any other SMITH athlete, who would it be and why?
Dream bike day with Brandon Semenuk showing him my favorite trails. or A Ski day with Markus Eder, chasing him around in Italy would be epic!
What's your go-to coffee shop order?
Cortado! AKA the tiny late!
What is your favorite SMITH product?
4D Mag is my fave goggle because of the massive viewpoint, Forefront 2 is my fave bike helmet because it fits so well, and the Shift Mag sunglass are my favorite because they are perfect for biking, skiing or just chilling!
What are 5 things you can't leave home without?
Sunglasses, (even if its cloudy its my #1) a hoodie, water, RC trucks, a camera.
If you weren't a professional skier, what would you be?
Maybe something to do with art, that’s always been a major passion and drive in my life.
If you could have 1 super-power, what would it be?
To have the ability to shrink and re-size on demand.
- More than 25 ski film appearances
- Four-time winner of Best Male Performance, Powder Awards (2004, 2009, 2011, 2015)
- Best Powder, Powder Awards, 2013, 2014, 2018
- Best Natural Air, Powder Awards, 2011
- Freeskiing World Tour, Snowbird, 2013 – 2nd place
- Red Bull Cold Rush, 2012 – 3rd place
- Red Bull Cold Rush, 2011 – 2nd place