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Joss Christensen

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Growing up in Park City, Utah, Jossi was introduced to skiing at age 4 by his “ski bum” parents and has made the sport his priority ever since. “At first I just really enjoyed skiing,” says Joss. “When I realized it was a possibility to make it a career out of it, it instantly became my goal.” Park City didn’t lack in inspiration, as Joss was influenced by Oakley teammates Tanner Hall and Pep Fujas. He was constantly pushed by good friend and Oakley teammate Alex Schlopy. Christensen took second in halfpipe at the 2010 World Skiing Invitational, then matched that result with a runner-up finish in slopestyle at the Winter De...

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Recent Ski News

  • The Next Move: Simon Dumont on Stepping Away, Olympics, Dumont Cup and the Future

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    Posted about 1 month ago by Chasen Marshall

    Simon Dumont is done, but not finished. His competitive days are (mostly) behind him, but he still has so much that he wants to do within the sport of freeskiing. That next chapter begins this week with sixth edition of the ever new-and-improved Dumont Cup at Sunday River Resort in Maine. A whole new course, a decorated list of pros and then … who knows. Dumont has ideas, lots of them, but he’s not yet ready to share them in their entirety. Just know, there’s still a lot to come from the 27-year-old. We talked Dumont days before the Dumont Cup kicked off.

  • Mikeala Shiffrin Follows Olympic Gold With Slalom World Cup Title

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    Posted about 1 month ago by John Ohail

    American alpine ski phenom Mikaela Shiffrin added another notch to her belt this weekend as she secured the overall 2014 Audi FIS Alpine Slalom World Cup title with a twelfth place finish in Lenserheide, Switzerland. Finishing what was undoubtedly her best season ever on a high, Shiffrin wracked up all the points she needed to claim the overall slalom season title, just a month after she became the youngest ever woman to win the Olympic gold medal in the same event.

  • Aksel Lund Svindal Claims 2014 Downhill, Super-G Season Titles

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    Posted about 1 month ago by John Ohail

    Just weeks before the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup finals, Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal has already wrapped up season titles in two of the sports top events. With a fifth place finish in the downhill event at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Svindal secured the downhill season title for the second year in a row. Svindal would later go on to secure his third straight super-G globe.

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