Ski Articles by Date

December 2013

  • Svindal Strikes Again: Claims Val Gardena Super-G Title

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    Posted 7 months ago by John Ohail

    Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal is known for his speed on the slopes. But it’s his speed climbing up virtually every leaderboard FIS Alpine Skiing has to offer that is catching the attention of everyone in the sport. The three-time Olympic medalist posted back-to-back wins this month in Lake Louise and Beaver Creek. Today he increased his early season tally to three wins, taking the Super-G crown in Val Gardena, Italy for the third time in his career. As a result, he became the first ever FIS Alpine Ski racer to win three World Cup races on the Saslong course.

  • McMorris and Anderson Win Dew Tour Slopestyle; 13 #TeamOakley Athletes Podium

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    Posted 7 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    For most of the athletes competing at the iON Dew Tour Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colo., that balance of pressures was on another level, as nearly every athlete was battling for an opportunity all would want but won’t all receive: a chance to dawn the colors of their country and compete at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia in two months time.

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Simon Dumont

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    Posted 7 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    This week’s Team Oakley Athlete of the week is American freeskier Simon Dumont. Though the 27-year-old Mainer is now an elder statesman of the sport he’s helped progress, he still has the talent and drive to compete with all the young guns in the sport these days.

  • One Icon: "Surviving Telluride" – Morrison and Wester Take On Treacherous Terrain

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    Posted 8 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The steep lines in the Telluride backcountry will challenge a skier; the terrain might take their life. But when the conditions come together and a rider is flying through the chute on the Hairy Banana or executing a flawless hard-rail turn on the San Joaquin couloir, there are few more fulfilling moments in a big mountain skiers’ lifetime.

  • Aksel Lund Svindal Wins Lake Louise Super-G; Women Fly At Beaver Creek

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    Posted 8 months ago by John Ohail

    Aksel Lund Svindal made himself right at home in Canada this weekend, something he’s become accustom to doing. The Norwegian alpine ski racing super star took the super-G title at Lake Louise for the third consecutive year. His finishing time of 1 minute, 28.53 seconds was enough to hold off Austrians Matthias Mayer and Georg Streitberger for first place by a slim margin.