She’s twelve years old, goes to school at the Neue Mittelschule Paznaun, and can ski really well. Lara Wolf is her role model, and ice-blue is her favourite coulour in winter. A Trisanna portrait of Emma Partoll. Click on the title for the full interview. With photos by Philipp Horak.
12, born in Zams
Place of residence
Kappl, where she’s in the second sport class at the Neue Mittelschule Paznaun
Mother Karoline, father Enrico, sister Milla (born in 2009)
How did you get into freestyle skiing?
Through my friend Loris, who’s been freestyling for a long time
Who’s your role model?
Lara Wolf, who also comes from Kappl
What would like to be when you grow up?
It has to be something to do with sport, in any case.
Are you already entering competitions?
Yes, I’m taking part in the Oberlandtour
What’s your favourite expresssion in the Paznaun dialect?
Neni and Nale (grandma and grandpa)
Your favourite food?
Pizza and lasagne
Cooked by your mum?
My mum’s cooking is always really good
What’s your favourite spot in Paznaun?
The ski area in Kappl
If Kappl were an animal, what would it be?
What’s your favourite colour in winter?
What are your favourite ski areas?
Kappl, Ischgl and the Kaunertaler Gletscher
What’s your favourite language after the Paznaun dialect?
I want to learn Spanish
Where and how can you best relax?
Listening to cool music in my bed
The most important winter accessory?
Your favourite time of day?
What’s the most important change in the past few years?
Switching from skiing to freestyle