Featured Member: Friederike Statum
Hometown Bad Tölz, Bavaria
When did you first join the ski club? 2000
Ski club offices held: Ski club party organizing, decorating assistant to Sandy Hill for the past several years. Missing our fun parties!
Favorite ski resort? Whistler
What’s the best trip (traveling wise) you ever had?
My home stomping ground is always the best, Bavaria, Austria and Italy. My big adventure was traveling and living in Vietnam and traveling in Thailand and Hong Kong.
If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?
Bavaria, Süd Tirol and northern Italy. I would love to rekindle my childhood trips.
How many countries have you visited outside the US?
24: Germany, Kingdom of Bavaria, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Holland, Belgium, France, England, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong.
Are you a member of any other clubs or organizations?
Special Olympics and other organizations benefiting people with disabilities have been my main volunteer activities. In the past years I have coached SO bowling, basketball, tennis and swimming, also skiing in Gatlinburg.
What is your favorite candy or treat?
Chocolate in any shape or form. Milka with Hasselnüsse.
What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Champignons Escargots, they tasted delicious when I didn't think about what I ate.
What are your other favorite sports?
I love to play tennis . Hiking always gets me high
What are your favorite sports to watch? Politics!!!
What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving . Celebrating family and friends with gratitude.
During the pandemic did you learn a new skill or improve an old one?
Reading and expanding my horizon with books that challenge my thinking.