After spending all his youth at the Serre Chevalier Ski Club, Hugo Hoff had chosen at 16 to join the club ‘Les Arcs Freeski Academy’ to pursue his dream of becoming a freeride champion.
A dream he almost touched with his fingers. With very good results on the Freeride World Qualifier circuit the last two winters and first place in 2017 in the Freeride Junior Tour (Europe /Oceania), he was mooted to soon be part of the 22 elite skiers on the Freeride World Tour His passion for extreme sports, often so demanding, sometimes unfair, has decided otherwise
Hugo was killed last Sunday May 31 on the slopes of the Gervasutti colouir, in the Mont Blanc range. With his huge smile, slice of shyness and a love of adventure, Hugo will be sorely missed.
This is how Xavier Troubat and Laurent Niol, his coaches from the Freeski Academy described him:
“With Ugo Troubat, his riding accomplice, he skied steep slopes and off-piste at Les Arcs, their favourite playground. He had become the idol of the little kids of the club, a rolemodel and a source of motivation. He will leave behind a memory which permanent, fluid, soft and harmonious.”
This week The Freeski Academy will bring together young people from the club for an intimate tribute. A video of the most beautiful images of Hugo filmed during his training is being prepared and a more formal ceremony will be heldlater when hearts are lighter.