Recent Ski News
Winter marks the beginning of a new ski season. Before we look too far forward with all the coming contests and photo trips, take a few minutes to look back at the highlights of the 2012 Oakley Freeski season.
It was another brilliant weekend for the Oakley alpine ski team; beginning with the ailing Lindsey Vonn securing a much needed hat-trick at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup stop in Lake Louise, Canada and finishing with Aksel Lund Svindal placing second in both the men’s downhill and super-g competitions at the Birds of Prey World Cup event in Beaver Creek, CO. Vonn, who has suffered from an intestinal ailment as of late, locked down her first alpine victories since her recent return to competition. The American racked up her staggering 54th, 55th and 56th career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victories by sweeping the weekend in Canada. She blew away the competition by a 1.73 second margin in the first of two downhill races on the weekend. Vonn followed up with a .52 second win in the second downhill race on Saturday and completed the hat-trick by winning Sunday’s super-g race. This was Vonn’s second straight hat-trick in Lake Louise as she bumped her venue total to 14 career wins on ...
Norway’s alpine ski sensation Aksel Lund Svindal wasted no time this season jumping out to a commanding lead in the World Cup standings. With his downhill and super-G wins in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, Svindal took control of the season standings, with 200 total points. Svindal had previously won the super-G event at last year’s Lake Louise as well.