Caught Up: Torstein Horgmo

Torstein is a confusing dude. Sure he's one of the biggest snowboarders in the world, but there are lots of things that he keeps secret. Like doing a triple cork in the backcountry, or being a club DJ.  But that's all part of what makes Torstein who he is. He keeps it fun, and doesn't take shit. Check him out this week during the X Games. It's going to be impossible to miss him.

No one really knows what's going on up there in the mind of Torstein Horgmo. And you know what, that's ok. PHOTO: Frode Sandbech


What's your winter been like since the snow has been so bad all over?

Right now I'm in Quebec riding some urban stuff with Aaron Biittner and a few others from the DC team. There's good snow here, but I heard there should be more, like everywhere else right now. Before this I was riding a lot of park and cruising around. I went to China and rode down a scaffolding a few times too [for Oakley air and style]--that was weird. I filmed some street stuff in Norway also but I have to go back there.

Boosting off pow jumps like this, and going to Quebec on a rail trip. Not too many people can do that. PHOTO: Frode Sandbech


How have you been getting ready for X Games? Do you have any top-secret bangers that you are getting ready to unleash?

I've mostly been eating shit down some, getting some A-grade nastiness for a banger bail section. It sucks eating shit, but damn it feels great to walk away from and try again. X Games is going to be fun cause it's such a different scene. Plus every feature is going to be perfect and you don't have to build it yourself.

Always one of the favorites at Winter X. I've got to say I'm pretty excited to see what he does this year. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen


How do you feel about the slopestyle event being at night this year?

I love night riding; I grew up night riding. It's always a good time and we don't have to worry about the weather.

What's the deal with Nicole?

It's complicated...

Explain AWSM.

AWSM is an accessory brand Andreas Wiig and myself are doing. We started with stickers in 2009 representing all the things that we think are awesome. Now we're lucky enough to be in a position where we can make things like belts, wallets, Ts and hoodies, making them the way we want them to be. It's a really fun project and I'm really excited to be a part of it. AWSM will be shipping its first product to stores in March and June this year. You can see more at

If that spray were to have caught up to Torstein, well than we may not have been able to bring you this Caught Up. PHOTO: Frode Sandbech


How has it been filming for the new DC movie, as well as filming for your own movie?

I started filming for my own movie about a year ago when I got Toby on board with the blog stuff. We've been saving a lot of footage along the way. It's been fun filming everyday and Toby is the one doing the movie so I'm really hyped on that. Right before this season I got the news about DC doing a team movie too, so it's on like Donkey Kong man! I have a real good feeling about this season...

What's the name of your new movie?

It's A Love Story.

How has deejaying been? Can you tell us how you got into that? What's the biggest event you've deejayed?

Its been nothing but fun! I haven't done it much and mostly at after parties... I've been messing around with a laptop producing on the road for a while, whenever I have any spare time. I got a DJ controller last year and it's been a blast playing some shit out loud--especially when people are hammered and don't care what is coming out of the speakers, hehe.

Can you talk about the triple cork you did in the backcountry last year? You're the first person to ever-triple cork in the backcountry.

It felt like I got shot out of a circus cannon with mad rotation and somehow grabbed my board and stomped it. If anyone wants to see the footage it's going to be in It's A Love Story next fall and the DC team movie.

No your eyes are not playing tricks on you, that really is a backcountry triple cork... PHOTO: Frode Sandbech