Recent Ski News
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.
This week’s Team Oakley Athlete of the week is American freeskier Simon Dumont. Though the 27-year-old Mainer is now an elder statesman of the sport he’s helped progress, he still has the talent and drive to compete with all the young guns in the sport these days.
The steep lines in the Telluride backcountry will challenge a skier; the terrain might take their life. But when the conditions come together and a rider is flying through the chute on the Hairy Banana or executing a flawless hard-rail turn on the San Joaquin couloir, there are few more fulfilling moments in a big mountain skiers’ lifetime.