Ski Articles by Date

January 2012

  • Winter X Games 16 Mega Gallery


    Posted over 2 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Another Winter X Games has come and gone, but something tells me people will be talking about these games for years to come…

  • Rookie Sensation: Young Oakley Ski Smasher Kai Mahler Claims Big Air Silver, Jossi Wells Grabs Bronze


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Kai Mahler is a mere 16 years old. But Oakley’s Swiss Ski shred master proved that he wasn’t just there to play with the big boys. He was there to beat them. The young phenom dazzled the crowd with technical grabs and a switch double misty 1440 to claim the event’s silver medal.

  • Three-Peat! Ski Star Kaya Turski Claims Winter X Games Slopestyle Gold


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    It wasn’t a usual walk in the park for Kaya Turski. But the defending Women’s Slopestyle Champion charged back from behind in the final round of the contest on Thursday – racking in a 95.00 to claim her third-consecutive Winter X Games Gold Medal in the event. She’s the first woman ever to have accomplished the feat. “I’ve never seen the level so high as I’ve seen it today,” Kaya said, rocking her Oakley eyewear and gear. “Everyone is taking training seriously, eating well, and working hard, it’s going to be a crazy couple of years.” But it wasn’t anywhere as easy as it had been in the past.

  • Oakley Cleans Up at the 2012 Powder Awards & Reader Poll


    Posted over 2 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The 12th annual Powder Awards and Reader Poll returned to the historic – and rumored to be haunted – Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado last night. There was crazy energy in the hotel as everyone who’s anyone in the ski industry gathered for a night celebrating yet another amazing year of athletes crushing it, photographers freezing spectacular moments in time and video production teams putting it all on film for us to relive over and over again.

  • Sleighed It! Oakley Snow Team Stars Host Winter X Games Media at Private Pine Creek Cookhouse Event


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley sleighs it at Winter X Games. Literally. Exhibit O: The super private media event on Tuesday night, where Oakley Team Snowboard and Ski Stars took industry reporters on a horse-drawn sleigh ride to the ultra-remote Pine Creek Cookhouse. Literally in the middle of nowhere, Snowboard Team Rippers Eero Ettala, newly-signed Maddy Schaffrick, Gretchen Bleiler, Kohei Kudo and Matt Ladley – as well as Ski Star Simon Dumont – dined with and chatted with the media about the coming X Games contest this week and Oakley’s 2012 snow apparel/gear line. All following a chilly and undeniably memorable journey by slay in the dark of night in the outskirts of Aspen.

  • 47: Oakley Star Skier Lindsey Vonn Triumphs at Cortina, Stands at Third on Women’s All-Time Win List


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Lindsey Vonn loves Cortina. Oakley Star Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn dominated her fourth consecutive Cortina Super G race to tally her 47th Alpine World Cup triumph – powering her ahead of Renate Goetschl to stand along at third on the women’s all-time win list. The win also extends her already commanding lead in the World Cup Standings by 291 over Tina Maze.

  • Aconcagua: Oakley Skier Andreas Fransson Scales Highest Mountain Outside Asia in Final ‘Adventure Through the Andes’ Webisode


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Andreas Fransson is one badass Swede. Oakley’s brave skier has been scaling mountaintops all throughout the treacherous Andes mountain range in South America – documented in his (and filmer Bjarne Salen’s) “Adventure Through the Andes” webisode series. It’s finally coming to a climax – with the two daredevils charging Aconcagua, the highest mountain peak in South America and the tallest outside Asia.

  • Whistler: Ski Ripper Sammy Carlson Racks Up Dazzling Bonus Footage in 2011


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    2012 is here. And Sammy Carlson is set to top his ridiculous riding from last season. Just how sick was 2011? Peep his bonus footage racked up from a mere three months throwing down in Whistler – as well as some of his sick video parts throughout the years and the season.