David Wise strapped on skis for the first time at the age of three when his parents enrolled him in the Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program. They were fed up with having to babysit him while the rest of the family was out on the slopes. Skiing quickly became a passion for all three of the Wise children, as it had been for their Collegiate Ski Racing father.
David followed in his fathers footsteps as a ski racer at first, but something was always calling him into the air. Even as a small child David Wise could be seen jumping off the roof with an umbrella, and spending countless hours on the trampoline in his backyard. At age 11, David joined a freestyle ski team with coach Clay Beck. David had found something that combined his passion for skiing and his love of being airborne. After entering his first Halfpipe and Big Air competitions at age 12, there was no turning back. David won his first Junior Olympic title in both Big Air and Halfpipe at age 13 and has been turning heads ever since.
In 2008 David kicked off his professional skiing career with a host of podium and top five finishes capped off with a win in Superpipe at the 2009 World Skiing Invitational. That summer David made skiing history by being the first person to ever perform a double corked 1260 in the Halfpipe.
Following an injured season in 2009/2010 David made his mark on the 2010/2011 season by ending up ranked 4th in the World in Halfpipe by the AFP (afpworldtour.com) and receiving an invitation to be a part of the first ever US Freeskiing Team. With the announcement that Skiing Halfpipe is going to be included in the 2014 Winter Olympics, David has set his sights and efforts towards being there representing the US. Join him in his pursuit of excellence!