Ski Articles by Date

March 2012

  • Shane McConkey: An Unrivaled Innovator and Inspiring Human Being


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Few people in the world approach each day as a blank page, ready to write the story of their life’s ambitions day by day. Revered as the pioneer of freeskiing and ski base jumping, Shane McConkey did just that. In the latest film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, “McConkey,” a 90-minute documentary in the making for years and due to be released in 2013, celebrates the life of one of the world’s ultimate innovators. Through his professional accomplishments, talent, irreverence, experience and unique outlook on life, Shane inspired countless others. His own life – shaped by complex and rewarding relationships – motivated him beyond the traditional comfort zones of his sports. A husband, a father, and a son, Shane’s enduring character and magnetic personality permeate still today despite his passing in 2009. “McConkey” is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conq...

  • BE Conscious: The B&E Duo Returns With An Inspiring Highlight Reel Of True Ski Dedication


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    The B&E Show and Inspired Media Concepts are back with a fresh new edition. In their latest episode: Episode 9 – BE Conscious, Phil and Henrik fill you in on the closing of their winter competitions for the year. Recaps from the last two months of their lives are set to the beats of Eric B and Rakim, providing insight into the minds of these two professional skiers. With stops in Park City, Breckenridge, Europe, Winter X-Games and more, Phil and Henrik enjoyed another jam-packed season.

  • Dumont Cup Wrap-Up: Oakley’s Joss Christensen Podiums, Taking Third At Simon Dumont’s Pro-Am Thriller In Maine


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    It was more like beach than ski weather in Sunday River, Maine this weekend for the 4th Annual Dumont Cup. That didn’t stop some of the world’s best professional skiers and budding amateurs from hitting the slopes and throwing down some of the sickest tricks the sport has to offer. The newly awarded AFP platinum status event is hosted every year by Oakley skier and Maine’s own, Simon Dumont. This year the competition was thick, the weather was warm and the atmosphere was rockin.

  • Dumont Cup Preview: Oakley Skier Simon Dumont Brings All Eyes Of The Ski World To Maine


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Highly touted as one of the best skiers on the planet, Oakley athlete Simon Dumont will host the 4th Annual Dumont Cup this weekend at the Sunday River Resort in the mountains of Newry, Maine. Originally created to showcase some of the best skiers in the New England area, the Dumont Cup has quickly turned into one of the most highly anticipated ski competitions of the year. The unique event allows for both amateur and professional skiers from around the world to display their skills at the highest level. Further proving its importance, this year the Dumont Cup has been elevated from gold to platinum status by the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP).

  • Mont Blanc Massif: Skiers JP Auclair & Andreas Fransson Drop Second and Last Webisode on Charging Mountains in Europe.


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    JP and Andreas in the Mont Blanc massif. Some real mountaineering on steep terrain in the mountains around Chamonix. Great feelings in this last episode with climbing, rappel and beautiful views.

  • Winter X Games Tignes Recap: Oakley Athletes Perform Big At 2012 Event


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Oakley athletes were on full display throughout the three days of Winter X Tignes 2012, collecting four coveted medals. Combine those with the 20 medals secured at the Winter X 16 in January; Oakley athletes were able to claim 24 total Winter X medals in 2012.

  • Three-Peat…Again! Kaya Turski Wins Her Third Consecutive Winter X Games Women’s Ski Slopestyle Gold


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Twenty-three year old Canadian, Kaya Turski kick started the 2012 Winter X Games Tignes with a gold medal victory. The young Oakley rider was the first ever to three-peat in Winter X Slopestyle, which she accomplished in January in Aspen. Her win in France made her the first ever athlete to DOUBLE three-peat at two X events. Kaya had previously won the Slopestyle gold at the Winter X Aspen Games from 2010-2012 and now she has claimed the top spot for the past three years at Winter X Games Tignes as well.

  • Oakley Skier Pep Fujas Returns To Action With A Second Place Finish At The Red Bull Cold Rush

    Pep Fujas is the first competitor to tackle the Mine Cart rail feature - Erik Seo

    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    In his first ever big-mountain event, Oakley skier, Pep Fujas scored BIG points in the Red Bull Cold Rush competition held in Silverton, Colorado. Pep was returning to competition for the first time in “five or six years” when he snagged second place in the three-day backcountry freeskiing competition. The event is peer judged and includes a variety of events such as Slopestyle, Big Mountain and Cliffs.

  • “It’s Wrapped Up!” Lindsey Vonn Wins Her Fourth World Cup Ski Title


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Lindsey Vonn continues to prove her status as American ski royalty. Adding another award to her expanding trophy case, Lindsey secured her fourth overall World Cup title, becoming the first American to achieve this feat. Phil Mahre had been the only previous American to win three overall World Cup titles; Lindsey is now in a league of her own.

  • Mont Blanc Massif: Skiers JP Auclair & Andreas Fransson Drop First Webisode on Charging Mountains in Europe


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    JP Auclair may be a bona fide freeskier. But he can fully get down in the cuts. Oakley’s ski team standout – along with fellow Oakley skier Andreas Fransson – dropped the first episode of their new series, “A Chamonix Style Ski Week in the Mont Blanc Massif.” Follow the two O chargers as they share their thoughts and feelings on skiing deep in the mountains (Europe) in the first edition.