Recent Ski News
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.
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.