Ski Articles by Date

October 2012

  • Champion Alpine Ski Racer Aksel Lund Svindal Joins the Oakley Family

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Norwegian alpine ski champ, Aksel Lund Svindal is a force to be reckoned with. You can find Aksel (if you’re alert enough) flying down some the world’s quickest hills at the most insane speeds imaginable. He is a four-time World Champion, an Olympic gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup Champion and an outright beast on skis. He blows through gates with precision and power, while blazing down the mountain in lightning fast times. Born to a ski family, Svindal quickly refined his craft and rose to the top of the sport. He’s remained there throughout his remarkably successful career, finishing in the top four in World Cup rankings every year since 2006.

  • Majestic Views Galore in Final Episode of Andreas Fransson's Lyngen Alps Web Series

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    After two exciting and dramatic episodes of Andreas Fransson and Morgan Salén battling the various faces of the Lyngen Alps, the third and final episode of the web series serves as a victory lap to the 20-day excursion. In the early episodes the boys battled difficult conditions and were doing more work than play (though the two seem to go hand-in-hand for these two), but in this episode, all the hard work pays off as they endure beautiful blue skies, long, steep rides down fresh powder runs and majestic views of the Norwegian Sea below.

  • Henrik Harlaut & Tanner Hall exclusive double-interview

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Marion Schmitz

    Huge cheers and clapping from all the skiers in the landing area at freestyle.ch and freak-out-level enthusiasm of the MC suddenly catch everyone’s attention – Henrik Harlaut has stuck a new, never before seen trick – which is at the current high level of skiing more than rare. No surprise that Henrik later wins the finals and with it the 8th Big Air contest in his career. Henrik is known for throwing seemingly impossible rotations and for his signature huge outfits. We managed to interview him in the riders’ tent right after his world premiere nose butter double cork 1260.

  • Second Episode of Andreas Fransson's Adventure Through the Lyngen Alps Goes Live

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Scaling more treacherous terrain and emerging upon stunning, untouched scenes throughout the Lyngen Alps on the northern Norwegian coastline, Andreas Fransson and Morgan Salen continue their three-week adventure in the second episode of their three-episode web series.