CAN SKI DREAMS COME TRUE? YOU BET!
21st January 2020
Last modified on February 5th, 2020
A young Austrian boy, Luca Stocker has a dream, he wants to ski as well as fellow countryman Marcel Hircher. Now, that is a wonderful dream and it seems to be shaping up.
Skiing as well as fellow countryman Marcel Hirscher is some ambition.
At the age of 6 Luca Stocker was propelled to fame on Facebook.
Luca’s father, Roland Stocker, posted a video on Facebook showcasing his son’s skiing talent when he was six years old.
The video has had over 183,000 views, and it has been shared 1,800 times.
Roland Stocker sent a message to Marcel on Facebook.
“Dear Marcel, Luca is still going to Kintergarden but you are already his biggest idol and he tries as often as he can to imitate your style.”
In reply Marcel commented, “It will be tight for me in a couple of years”!
The video also brought Luca to the attention of ski manufacturer, Atomic.
Atomic gave Luca some Redster skis, not just one pair of skis but six pairs of Redsters and Atomic ski boots.
One year later and Luca’s dream was beginning to take shape.
Now, at the age of eight Luca is winning competitions, and he’s skiing with his Redsters, of course.
Proud of their young protégé Atomicski posted this image its Instagram page.
Here is Luca Stocker winning in an U8 Giant Slalom event at the International “Kids Trophy” in Altenmarkt im Pongau in Austria.
Watch the video below, it’s quite a run.
Will Luca Stocker be as good at ski racing as Marcel Hirscher?
Time will tell…. but for now, he’s had a great start.