Making History: Simon Dumont Named to First-Ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic Halfpipe Team, Instrumental In Brand Building
Simon Dumont is literally making U.S. Olympic Team history. On the heels of a landmark decision by the International Olympic Committee to include the sport of Halfpipe Skiing to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Oakley’s Freeski Star and X Games Gold Medalist has officially been invited to train as a member of the first-ever U.S. Freeskiing Pro Halfpipe Team. But his involvement in the sport’s breakthrough isn’t limited to throwing down in the pipe. Simon was instrumental in the development of the newly created U.S. Freeskiing Brand.
Super Swede: Audacious Skier Andreas Fransson Charges Denali – Insane Faces and Blistering Altitudes
You think you’re bold. Meet Andreas Fransson. Oakley’s Swedish Ski daredevil recently topped his previously insane ski descent antics…by charging Denali…only the highest mountain in North America. His ascents and descents on the monster, amidst difficult conditions, took ski mountaineering to a whole new level. Peep the video…words from Teton Outer Local on the feat below!
The Wells Brothers are obviously a big deal in the Ski industry. And Tim Pierce’s Winter of Wells series has been killing it at highlighting the charismatic and interesting family in action all year long. The series is now taking fans behind-the-scenes of a feature documentary currently being shot. And it’s looking to be pretty sick – complete with a remote control helicopter used to fly cameras into unique angles around Park City Resort in Utah.