Recent Ski News
As many regions brace for the coming of winter, a handful of the world’s elite athletes prepare to compete on sports’ most prestigious global stage. The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us and the remote region of Sochi, Russia is set to host the twenty-second edition of the biggest winter sporting event in the world. As the days until the Opening Ceremony count down, we invite you to get to know some of the most passionate, fearless, determined and awe inspiring athletes, some of whom you will undoubtedly see on the podium come February. Each of these athletes strive to compete in Sochi as representatives of their home nations, but are bound together, despite national boundaries, as members of another exclusive team: Team Oakley.
Sean Pettit has an idea. He wants it to showcase his skiing and the skiing of those he surrounds himself with, but he wants it to reflect the life he lives away from the steep lines and knee-deep pow. He brought in a talented duo to film and edit and direct and he’s confident that it will be unlike anything that’s been seen in the ski world. It feels like a pretty super idea. Sean Pettit presents to you, “Super Proof.”
Young American alpine ski sensation, Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time returning to winning form as the slalom World Cup season opened up in Levi, Finland this past weekend. The 18-year-old defending slalom world champion collected her fifth career World Cup win in commanding fashion over 2010 Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch and defending World Cup Overall champion, Tina Maze.