Terje in the Epic film 'First Descent'
Truly an amazing epic extreme snowboarding video called First Descent - Those who think this video is fake, think again! Terje is for real!
Terje Håkonsen, was born October 11th, 1974 in Vinje, Norway. Terje is a Norwegian snowboarder widely considered one of the most influential snowboarders of all time and was one of the sport's early icons.
Terje Håkonsen dominated freestyle snowboarding in the 1990s winning the ISF World Championships in half-pipe three times in a row, in 1993, 1995 and 1997. He has also won 5 European championships in half-pipe (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997), the U.S. Open in half-pipe 3 times (1992, 1993, 1995), and the Mt. Baker Banked Slalom 6 times (1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004). He also won the Innsbruck Air & Style Contest in 1995.
Terje Håkonsen set the world record for highest 'air' during the qualifying round of the Arctic Challenge in Oslo 2007 when he reached 9.8 meters out of the top of the quarterpipe with a backside 360.
He is the creator of an aerial snowboard maneuver named The Haakon Flip.
Håkonsen is also credited to have developed the T6, the world's first snowboard to be made out of a material named "Alumafly," an aluminum honeycomb construction and as a co-creator of the Burton Fish (a powder-specific board) and the Burton Malolo, a cross-breed between a freestyle and powder board.
Terje Haakonsen Videos
Terje Haakonsen in 'Catch the Moment'
Terje Haakonsen in 'White Balance'
Terje Haakonsen enjoying some New Zealand Powder
Terje Haakonsen in '9191'
Terje Haakonsen in 1993 film 'riders on the storm'
Terje Haakonsen Pictures