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    Name:Mark Abma
    Hometown:Whistler, BC
    Canada
    Gender:Male
  • My Sports

    Skiing

  • News

    Daily Grind: Heliski in Caucasus Mountains, stay in Soviet-era palatial retreat

    Contributed by Courtney Baird

    Friday, November 23, 2012 12:12pm

    Ever ponder the ramifications of the Cold War? The skiers in Salomon Freeski TV's "Glasnost" episode sure have, as they traveled to Russia's Caucasus Mountains to heliski and stay in a Soviet-era palatial retreat, complete with bulletproof windows, crystal chandeliers, and secret passageways. Click play to watch the episode, which features skiers Kaj Zackrisson, Mark Abma, and Mike Douglas. But remember: Don't touch the red phone, unless you want to be on Vladimir Putin's short list.

    Swatch Skiers Cup Finale

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:23pm

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    Mark Abma admits if he is logging hours in the terrain park it is to improve his backcountry skiing. As a result, Abma had a breakout year in terms of filming segments for Matchstick, Poor Boyz and Warren Miller in 2004. While his focus may be the backcountry, don't count him out on the slopestyle course. Mark's ability to land switch in powder is just one example of how versatile he is on skis, a key ingredient to doing well at WX.
    Although he took fourth in big air and 7th in the halfpipe at the 2002 World Skiing Invitational, most people hadn't heard of Mark Abma until he was featured in Freeze magazine's Oct. 2002 issue as a member of the "2002 Rookie Class." Since then, Mark has proceeded to rack up results, including a fifth place at the 2003 U.S. Freeskiing Open slopestyle. This will be his first WX.
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  • My Videos

    Mark Abma has been tagged in 12 videos on GrindTV.

    Salomon Freeski TV Episode 15: Mark Abma

    Salomon Freeski TV Episode..

    2 years ago

    173 views

    Matchstick Productions "The Way I See It" Trailer

    Matchstick Productions &qu..

    4 years ago

    879 views

    Every Day Is A Saturday Trailer

    Every Day Is A Saturday Tr..

    5 years ago

    13,642 views

    Salomon Freeski TV Episode 1

    Salomon Freeski TV Episode 1

    5 years ago

    2,809 views

    Salomon Freeski TV Episode 3

    Salomon Freeski TV Episode 3

    5 years ago

    274 views

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