How does skiing impact your life?
Skiing keeps me healthy and active in body and mind. It gives me a platform to push my physical abilities and mental fortitude. I have gone so many amazing places and met the most incredible people through skiing. I hope to be able to ski to the end my days.
How does your passion impact the world?
Skiing is incredibly self serving and even more so as a professional. I acknowledge this and do my best to contribute to programs that get kids into the sport. I have also been a guest coach for many years that combines Zen and skiing and that is always a unique and rewarding experience. I hope to inspire people to do whatever it is they want and to do it to the best of their ability. If I can do it, you can do it. If you can do it, we can do it! Our potential is limitless.
"Full, the point at which there can be no more. I prefer emptiness, that which allows the flow to come through and not get stuck. Hollow like the bamboo is how my mind becomes when jumping and spinning through the air. Time becomes art, time is art." - Hayden
What piece of advice would you share with our doapsoapers?
Live your life on the edge. It is where all the good stuff happens. I have learned this in the “extreme” sense of the notion but have found it applies to all areas of life. The edge of your compassion, understanding, willingness and all that is the human experience. Be as involved in your life as possible and soak it up!
Photographed by Lee Cohen
Hayden also loves to rock climb, mountain bike, garden and explore creative realms with friends. In the past few years he has been involved in building Art Boats and installations for festivals primarily in the west, as a new avenue to let the creative juices flow.
Photographed by Ben Anderson
"Skis go flying with ease. Skis are made out of trees. Skis let me do what I please. Thank you trees, thank you skis." - Hayden Price