Marko Grilc

Snowboarding is my number one priority, everything else comes second

Marko Grilc performs while filming for the Red Bull Grilosodes in Ljubljana, Slovenia on February 5th, 2014 (night)
© Janez Kocbek/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Marko Grilc. My discipline is snowboard freestyle. My friends call me Grilo. I was born on 7 July 1983 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. My special talent is surfing. My philosophy of life is enjoy the wave while you are on it. The most important person in my life is my girl, Nina. My favourite food is sushi. My favourite music is club bangers.


Born in 1983 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Marko Grilc grew up without easy access to any mountains. But that didn’t stop the young Slovenian from pursuing his innate calling to become a professional snowboarder. Growing up, Marko spent a lot of time on the Austrian slopes, practising tricks and working hard to improve his skills.

Now in his 30s, Marko has been competing professionally for over a decade, and has amassed a bunch of stellar career results in that time. Highlights include winning the Billabong Air & Style competition in 2009, winning the O’Neil Evolution Slopestyle in 2010 and competing at the Winter X Games. Marko also claimed 3rd place at the European X Games and has stood on top of the podium at numerous FIS World Cups. And there's no sign of him slowing down; in early 2013 he once again grabbed gold at the Billabong Air & Style.

Marko's magnificent command of his abilities has been captured on film, in a number of ground-breaking snowboarding films including Red Bull Double Air, in which he propelled himself over pro snowmobiler Ross Mercer. Other must-see appearances include films such as Thanks in Advance, Draw the Line, The B, Catch the Vapors, and 91 Words for Snow.

More recently, in 2014, Marko bagged himself his own series – the Grilosodes – in which the Slovenian uber-shredder travels the globe in search of perfect pow and a few laughs with friends.

When Marko's not catching big air or ripping up the slopes, he's perfecting a different kind of style, channeling his artistic flair into working on new clothing designs or creating new board designs.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. Video Series: Grilosodes

  2. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Billabong Air & Style - Burn Style

      Innsbruck, Austria

  3. 2012
    1. 5th Place: Toyota - Big Air

      Hokkado, Japan

  4. 2010
    1. 1st Place: FIS World Cup 10/11 - Big Air

      London, UK

    2. 5th Place: - Big Air

      Zürich, Switzerland

    3. 1st Place: O´Neill Evolution - Slopestyle

      Davos Jakobshorn, Switzerland

  5. 2009
    1. 1st Place: Billabong Air & Style - Big Air

      Innsbruck, Austria

    2. 2nd Place: FIS World Cup 08/09 - Big Air

      Stoneham, Canada