Ski Articles by Date

September 2012

  • Andreas Fransson and Crew's Lyngen Descents Web Series

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    An experience that most would deem absolutely frightening, was one which elicited smiles and laughs from Andreas Fransson and his friend, Morgan Sahlén. In Andreas’ words: “Last spring the Salén brothers and myself went to the Lyngen Alps in the north of Norway for three weeks of ski touring and ski mountaineering. We were extremely lucky with the conditions and even though we had to turn around a lot, we managed to pull off six first descents and experience the magic of this amazing place among friends.”

  • Henrik Harlaut Wins Big Air at Freestyle.ch Zurich; Oakley Riders Sweep Podium

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Performance boundaries: they seem to have been forgotten in Big Air skiing. Take this past weekend’s Freestyle.ch in Zurich, Switzerland and compare what was being done with what was happening a decade or even just five years ago. That rapid evolution: absurd. And yet, there was Henrik Harlaut soaring and pulling off his patented nose-butter double 12 for a score of 95.75 to take first place. And he was in good company, joined on the podium by fellow Oakley team riders Kai Mahler (second, 95.5) and Phil Casabon (third, 91.25).

  • Summer time is party time? The “Legs of Steel” crew has a different take

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Marion Schmitz

    Without a doubt Legs of Steel has rapidly turned into a household name in freeskiing. Wanna know what the brothers-in-arms crew from Innsbruck did last summer? Bene Mayr, Paddy Graham, Tobi Reindl and Thomas Hlawitschka shared some personal photos and stories…

  • Tanner Hall Ends Four-Year Competition Hiatus, Wins in Superpipe in New Zealand

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Timing is everything. After recovering from severe knee injuries, opting for a while for the freeski lifestyle and a recent shocking shake-up in his sponsors, Tanner Hall decided it was time to return to competition and prove that he’s still one of the best in the ski business. After a four-year hiatus from competition, the 28-year-old freeski icon showed up at the North Face Freeski Open at Snow Park, New Zealand and wasted little time in exerting his dominance.

  • "The Ordinary Skier" Director Talks About the Production of the Unique Seth Morrison Documentary

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    The response to “The Ordinary Skier” made it clear that this was no ordinary skiing flick. In this interview, director Constantine ‘C.P.’ Papanicolaou dishes on the film, which featured Seth Morrison. C.P. explains his motivations for creating an in-depth skiing documentary with Oakley and the risks that went along with it. He also discusses the struggles and dangers that go along with a low budget film (ice pick climbing, dangerous conditions, etc.).