Recent Ski News
An experience that most would deem absolutely frightening, was one which elicited smiles and laughs from Andreas Fransson and his friend, Morgan Sahlén. In Andreas’ words: “Last spring the Salén brothers and myself went to the Lyngen Alps in the north of Norway for three weeks of ski touring and ski mountaineering. We were extremely lucky with the conditions and even though we had to turn around a lot, we managed to pull off six first descents and experience the magic of this amazing place among friends.”
Performance boundaries: they seem to have been forgotten in Big Air skiing. Take this past weekend’s Freestyle.ch in Zurich, Switzerland and compare what was being done with what was happening a decade or even just five years ago. That rapid evolution: absurd. And yet, there was Henrik Harlaut soaring and pulling off his patented nose-butter double 12 for a score of 95.75 to take first place. And he was in good company, joined on the podium by fellow Oakley team riders Kai Mahler (second, 95.5) and Phil Casabon (third, 91.25).
Timing is everything. After recovering from severe knee injuries, opting for a while for the freeski lifestyle and a recent shocking shake-up in his sponsors, Tanner Hall decided it was time to return to competition and prove that he’s still one of the best in the ski business. After a four-year hiatus from competition, the 28-year-old freeski icon showed up at the North Face Freeski Open at Snow Park, New Zealand and wasted little time in exerting his dominance.