Recent Ski News
Unfamiliar with Wiley Maple? Now’s a good time to start getting to know the young alpine ski racer, because he plans on being around for a long, long time. Maple is still only 22 years old, but already he’s caught the eye of some of the top skiers in the sport.
Norwegian alpine ski champ, Aksel Lund Svindal is a force to be reckoned with. You can find Aksel (if you’re alert enough) flying down some the world’s quickest hills at the most insane speeds imaginable. He is a four-time World Champion, an Olympic gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup Champion and an outright beast on skis. He blows through gates with precision and power, while blazing down the mountain in lightning fast times. Born to a ski family, Svindal quickly refined his craft and rose to the top of the sport. He’s remained there throughout his remarkably successful career, finishing in the top four in World Cup rankings every year since 2006.
After two exciting and dramatic episodes of Andreas Fransson and Morgan Salén battling the various faces of the Lyngen Alps, the third and final episode of the web series serves as a victory lap to the 20-day excursion. In the early episodes the boys battled difficult conditions and were doing more work than play (though the two seem to go hand-in-hand for these two), but in this episode, all the hard work pays off as they endure beautiful blue skies, long, steep rides down fresh powder runs and majestic views of the Norwegian Sea below.