Markku Koski

3 snowboardMovies

TB4, Simple Pleasures, That's It That's All

3 favourite movies

Old School, Dark Knight, Top Secret

3 tunes

Magnolia Electric Co., Anna Ternheim, Angus&Julia Stone

3 books

Japanese word book


Who brought you into snowboarding? Have you given him any thanks for his influence?

My brothers rode first and I started after them. My other brother used to be sponsored too.

Who was your local hero?

There was few guys like Miika Enroth who got me my first sponsor.

Where and when was your first snowboardpic published? What trick was it? did you land it?

Hmm, that's so long ago, haha. Might have been finnish snowboard mag called Slammer, alley oop tail in a pipe..

Where was your first video appearence with what music(local snowboardmovie...)?

It was this shitty finnish movie called Dark Side Of The Earth, you cant really call it a snowboard movie thou, hahaha..

How did you get your first sponsor? My friends took care of me. Thanks to them!

Would you still ride as much as you can, if no one would support you (no sponsors, no filmers and photographers) ? Probably not, I would just ride when I felt like it. Obviously depending where I lived.

What is your favourite moment on the mountain?

The times there is no filmer or photog, just riding.

What is the worst time during the time on the mountain?

Building a backcountry jump when its sunny or seeing a coach at the pipe.

How important is the time on the mountain for you?

Its nice to be out there but its not like I couldn't live without it.

How important is music for you in a snowboardmovie?

Very important. Its almost more important than the riding itself. Gives the feeling and image you wanna have.

Favourite videopart, ever:

Don't really have one, I like to watch Austin Smith or Scotty Lago ride, or Sean Malto skate


Those guys have good style and never know what to expect.

How did you get in contact with the PiRATE project?

I known Pirates for a long time and met some of the people on the road but filming came through sponsors.

How important is it for you to be a part of it?

For me its not important what the production is. Just the atmosphere and people you hang out with all season matters. You wanna have good time and make the best movie possible.