Brant’s ability to apply his ski racing and motocross skills to big mountain environments placed him years ahead of his competition and extreme skiing events in the late 1990s. He was one of the first skiers to utilize a full-face helmet, which matched his smooth, fast, and powerful skiing style. In 1997, Brant captured a trifecta of extreme-skiing titles: the IFSA World Tour Championship, the World Extreme Skiing Championship, and the US Extreme Skiing Championship.
In 2005, he took 4th at the US Freeskiing Nationals held at Snowbird, UT. Brant has judged several IFSA big mountain contests while he was unable to compete, so he has an intimate knowledge of what makes a competitive run. He has also coached skiers on the Park City Big Mountain and Freeride Team at local and national events.
In addition to competition, Brant works with filmers and photographers throughout the winter. In 1998, Brant starred in the IMAX movie, Extreme. He has had numerous photos published in magazines such as Powder, Skiing, Ski, and Freeskier. Brant has worked extensively with Teton Gravity Research and Matchstick Productions and appears in classics like TGR’s Harvest and MSP’s Sick Sense. In 2006, Brant was nominated for Powder Magazine’s Best Powder Award for his performance in The Waiting Game. He was also nominated for Powder’s Photo of the Year in 2006.
In 2010-2011, Brant is having two camps at the Canyons Resort. He also plans to compete at the US Freeskiing Nationals at Snowbird, UT, log plenty of powder days shooting with local photographer Will Wissman, and coach for the Park City Freeride Team and Straightline Adventure Camps.
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