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December 2012

  • Victory At Last: 17-Year-Old Mikaela Shiffrin Earns First Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Victory

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    It’s been much anticipated and young Mikaela Shiffrin delivered, just in time for the holidays. The budding Oakley alpine ski racing star secured her first ever Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory this Thursday in Are, Sweden. The American phenom shot to the top of the podium in the slalom competition, becoming the third-youngest American to win a World Cup race.

  • Mahler Wins Big Air, Turski Wins Slope at Dew Tour; Oakley Skiers Podium in 4 of 5 Events

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    In the very first Final at Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo., 17-year-old Kai Mahler set the standard by which the rest of his Oakley teammates would be measured. In the inaugural Freeski Big Air event, the high-flying Swissman threw down the gauntlet with a switch double misty double japan grab for a 97.0 and the first Dew Cup win of the five-day event.

  • Extreme Skier Andreas Fransson Takes on the Mountains of Patagonia in New Web Series

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Andreas Fransson likes to extend his boundaries. He lives to find and ski new lines on new mountains on continents around the world. The last time we saw him, he was climbing the Lyngen Alps in Norway. In this most recent web series, he ventured down to Argentina to take on the mountains of Patagonia.

  • Provocative Skiing: The 2012 Oakley Freeski Edit

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Winter marks the beginning of a new ski season. Before we look too far forward with all the coming contests and photo trips, take a few minutes to look back at the highlights of the 2012 Oakley Freeski season.

  • Back On Top: Ailing Lindsey Vonn Records World Cup Hat-Trick in Canada, Svindal Double Podiums

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    It was another brilliant weekend for the Oakley alpine ski team; beginning with the ailing Lindsey Vonn securing a much needed hat-trick at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup stop in Lake Louise, Canada and finishing with Aksel Lund Svindal placing second in both the men’s downhill and super-g competitions at the Birds of Prey World Cup event in Beaver Creek, CO. Vonn, who has suffered from an intestinal ailment as of late, locked down her first alpine victories since her recent return to competition. The American racked up her staggering 54th, 55th and 56th career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victories by sweeping the weekend in Canada. She blew away the competition by a 1.73 second margin in the first of two downhill races on the weekend. Vonn followed up with a .52 second win in the second downhill race on Saturday and completed the hat-trick by winning Sunday’s super-g race. This was Vonn’s second straight hat-trick in Lake Louise as she bumped her venue total to 14 career wins on ...