Nordic

Follow your passion – Tiril Eckhoff

Norwegian biathlete and two-time Olympic Champion Tiril Eckhoff has been a member of the Fischer Race Family since she was 15 years old - half of her life. She has competed on the World Cup circuit since 2011 and represented Norway at the Sochi, Pyeonchang, and Beijing Olympic Games.

When did you start skiing?

When I could walk 😂

Since when are you on Fischer skis?

Oh, that’s a good question. I guess I was about 15, when I got a contract with them.

What was your biggest breakthrough in your ski career?

This must have been the European Championship when I was a Junior.

What is your favorite World cup venue?

Ooh, I think Ruhpolding in Germany.

What are you doing when you don’t hit the targets for a longer time?

Well, I think it’s really hard. You just have to never give up. It’s my motto. Never give up!

What other sport do you follow?

I follow cross-country and all of the winter sports. I don’t watch as many summer sports. Just football when it’s World Championships or European Championships. A little bit of biking, too.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

I really wanted to be famous. I think I did it!

What is your favorite pastime/hobbies (besides skiing, of course)?

Friends and knitting.

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If I could only go for one food, I think I would like to go for bananas. They’re so convenient, you can take them with you everywhere.

Where have you not been that you want to go to?

North of Norway, Paris, and Canada.

What are the top 3 things we should know about you?

Always all in, huge engagement, and equal possibilities no matter gender.

What is your favorite quote?

Follow your passion!

What advice would you give to a young athlete?

Trust yourself and your abilities.

What does #livetoski mean to you?

Enjoying skiing and the whole experience in the nature.