Recent Ski News
During this year’s Winter X Games Tignes, Swiss up-and-comer Kai Mahler spent some time at Oakley ValPark, which was located just 10 minutes away from the X Games course. On the last day we had a little helishoot and it was showtime for Kai. Check out Kai’s edit from this killer day of shooting.
The ski season in the United States is pretty much a wrap. While the country saw one of the smallest amounts of snow fall in recent history, big things still went down on the slopes. Oakley’s distance skier Kris Freeman topped off the season by securing the SuperTour Finals and the national title in the 50K in Craftsbury, Vermont.
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...