About Walter Wallberg_
My entire life has been about skiing. I grew up in Bollnäs, northern Sweden, together with my father, mother, and my two years younger sister. I was born in 2000 and have always had a big interest in skiing – mogul skiing in particular. I'm also interested in business development, and run two companies when I'm not skiing.
I started skiing when I was two years old. My family spent all our free time on the ski slopes and we were often found at Bolleberget or Järvsöbacken. I spent many long evenings on the local slopes and I was curious and keen to try everything; park, skiing in the forest, big air, slopestyle - everything!
I’ve always been passionate about skiing, keen to try different aspects of the sport and I’ve always stubbornly tried to improve. These are the qualities that have made me the skier I am today. When I was seven, we bought a cabin in Åre and started spending our free time there. We moved to Åre permanently when I was ten, so we could be closer to skiing and the mountains.
Furthermore, my family moved to Åre and this was the start of my mogul skiing career. One day when I was skiing I saw some kids practice in the moguls and I was instantly addicted to the sport. I have always liked big jumps and skiing fast, so mogul skiing is the perfect combination of these two things. I started skiing in the most advanced line in the park in Åre when I was only six. In 2012, I started competing in moguls and since my first competition, all my focus has been on mogul skiing.
I have a number of successful seasons behind me, leading up to my best season yet in 2022.
In 2015/16 I made my World Cup debut and won the total European Cup. I finished the season with a silver medal at the Junior World Championships.
In 2017 I started competing in the World Cup and managed to finish in third place—being the youngest ever to be on a World Cup podium. I also finished the season by winning the World Cup Rookie of the year award.
From 2018 till 2020 I got 8 podiums in the World Cup - 4 at the World Championships, and 4 in the total World Cup. Unfortunately, the 2019/20 season ended with a torn ACL and I had to undergo surgery. I was away from competing for 22 months and came back during the Olympic season.
2021/22 had a slow start—struggling in the first few competitions, but managed to come back with a strong ending with a podium before new years eve. After that I finished the season by getting five more podiums, won the Olympics, and finished 3rd in the World Cup overall.