Mario Kaepelli is the newest member of the Forum Youngblood team after a sick 2009/10 season. He joins fellow Youngbloods Daniel Ek, Alek Oestreng, Niko Cioffi, Cameron Pierce, Rusty Ockenden, Niki Korpela and Austen Sweetin.
Mario's popularity is steadily growing, he also rides for Special Blend, Thirtytwo and Etnies to name but a few. Forum's U.S. Team Marketing Manager Kevin Keller says, “Mario is fucking rad. I first met him in Stubai, right before the Air & Style last December, and was instantly impressed with his riding and personality. He’s such a fun guy to be around and he’s super-motivated."
Mario, who hails from the yodeling hills of Switzerland but now lives in Mayrhofen, Austria, has been killing it on the slopes this year for the European team. His Youngblood success follows after a part in the Forum Movie F*** It! which was released earlier this year and it looks like there's no stopping him as he aims to focus his attention on filming and photo shoots in the future with his new sponsor.
Mario said “The unique thing about Forum is that the team has more like a family feel to it and some of the world’s sickest riders are part of it.
"I am stoked to be part of this family now and already look forward to go filming and shooting with them in the future!"
For more on the Youngblood team check out the Forum website here. Also check out the video of when the Youngblood crew hit London but a few weeks back for the F*** It! Movie tour here and even more awesome watch this Day in the Life Mario Kaepelli.