Tom Wallisch grew up removed from the traditional “resort scene” in the unlikely location of Pittsburgh, Pa. Learning to ski during family trips on winter weekends, Tom quickly developed an obsession. As he got older he indulged it at nearby resorts during weekends and on urban features during the week.
Freshly armed with his High School Diploma, Tom headed west where he enrolled at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The rail skills that he’d honed in Pittsburgh initially got him noticed, but soon his park skills caught up, making him an up-and-comer on the slopestyle scene.
Exploding in 2009, Tom topped the podium at many events and finished the season as the number one-ranked slopestyle skier in the world. 2010 saw “T-Wall” cement his place at the fore of his sport, with a gold medal in the slopestyle at the European X Games, first place at the Snowbasin stop of the Dew Tour and Freeskier’s highly-coveted Skier of the Year title.