Recent Ski News
Though the six-time X Games medalist has devoted most of the past couple years to riding in the backcountry and filming, with Slopestyle on the Olympic schedule, Grete Eliassen has realigned her sights and is aiming to secure a spot on the US Team for Sochi.
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.
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.