Ben Richards

Ben has been skiing his whole life and competed in many difference skiing disciplines. Most recently Ben has been competing on the Freeride World Qualifying Tour and has qualified himself a spot for the 2024 Freeride World Tour!

Disciplines:   Freeride

Home Town:   Wānaka

Career Highlights:  
  • Qualifying for the 2024 Freeride World Tour.
  • Winning the People's Choice award at the Kings and Queens of Corbets in 2023.
  • Working on film projects with Craig Murray and Line Skis. 


Ben was born in California and on skis from the age of two, but it wasn’t until his family made the move to New Zealand’s skiing mecca, Wānaka, later in his childhood, that his passion for snow sports began to develop.

Ben has a rock-solid ski racing background, spending his teenage years chasing back-to-back winters and competing in events worldwide.

After six years, an urge to break away from the competitive world of racing landed Ben in Revelstoke, Canada, where he began to search for ways to redefine his skiing.

It didn’t take long before the majestic mountains of British Columbia had Ben convinced he was born for the world of freeski. Since making the transition, we’ve watched him perfect his effortless, and unrivalled style on some of the world’s biggest faces. Add his racing roots and inherent need for speed to the mix, and you’ve got a force to be reckoned with.

Check out more of Ben Richards's results: Freeride World Tour 

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