First things first: it’s pronounced “Gre-tuh.” Grete Eliassen, and she’s one of the top skiers in the world – be it in the halfpipe on the slalom course or in the backcountry.
Grete first drew attention for her racing, having been selected to the Norwegian Europa Cup team and making the podium at the Junior Olympics when she was 15. By 2004, Eliassen had arrived and was starring on the Freeski main stage, winning back-to-back U.S. Open titles in Slopestyle and taking Gold in the first ever Winter X Games women’s Halfpipe event. In the years since, Eliassen has claimed more contest hardware, including a Whistler Blackcomb Ullr crown (she donated the $25,000 to Stand Strong Again), a Guinness World Record (biggest hip air) and created and produced her own two-year film project, “Say My Name” (2009). Having accrued a vast portfolio deep with credibility, these days, Grete is a full-time world traveler, film producer, enthusiastic student at the University of Utah, newly-wed, consummate businesswoman and burgeoning politico.
Oakley, Red Bull, Volkl/Marker, Backcountry.com, Kicker Audio, Brighton, GoPro, Snell, Widsix, USANA Health Sciences, Snowbird/Brighton/Alta/Park City
Skiing, water-skiing, wake-boarding, wake-skating, golf, tennis, skateboard, hip-hop music, surfing, biking, taking the bus, singing, cooking, eating, snacking