Christian Nummedal ended up 2nd in Salomon Jib Academy world finals here in Mammoth, California today. So stoked for you buddy, well earned!!
Top 3 standings:
1. Aleksi Patja (Finland)
2. Christian Nummedal (Norway)
3. Frederick Iliano (Switzerland)
Going home allready tomorrow, but it’s been a great week in Mammoth! Big ups to the podium-guys and everyone at Salomon for making the Jib Academy happen!!
Jib Academy world finals rolls on in Mammoth, California with slushy park, great skiers and sunny weather. I’m skiing hotlaps all day with Johan Niemi (the Swedish JIb-Ac winner) and Christian Nummedal (the Norwegian Winner). So much fun with no pressure, just skiing what ever you like. Kind of cool to see the different styles of skiing from the different countries ! There is so much to show you that it’s better off just post a bunch of pictures from the last two days here in California. Enjoy!
Norway vs Sweden. Hamre vs Johan.
Slushy park on top.
Loving the California livin’
Better watch out for a edit in a few days. Got a few shots with the Contour + Camera.
Sunset park-shoot with everyone.
Vincent Gagnier in front of the bottom booter after taking a serious crash to the bottom on a bio 10.
Toto Krief, Alexis Godbout, Simon Ericsson, Jameson Irvine and me.
Christian grabbing into the sunset.
Switch cork 5 trucker performed by yours truly.
Robin Christian Hood with a bow-and-arrow.
Christian with a steezy tailgrab.
Some of the skiers went to the skatepark, while me and Christian quietly sat down and watched them kill it. Skating is not my thing!
Last day skiing is tomorrow, and we love it! Make sure to check back in for more photos tomorrow!
Never thought I get to see Mammoth while I was an active skier. Well, guess I was wrong cause here we are, me and Christian Nummedal for the Salomon Jib Academy world finals!
Flew in from Trondheim last night with a small pitstop in London and L.A before Mammoth Lakes, and Mammoth Mountain. Hot and sunny, perfect springbreak!
When traveling for allmost 1,5 day straight with several flights, these little babies are a life-saver! No noise – pure relaxation!
My travel-companion for the week Christian Nummedal, who won the norwegian Salomon Jib Academy. I know how stoked I am for this trip, and I can only imagine his expectations.
Getting some warm sun in Los Angeles. Really needed after this crappy and rainy winter!
The west coast of the United States. L.A it is.
On our way to Mammoth.
Deboarded the q400 in Mammoth Lakes. In the middle of nowhere lies this airport that must have been the tinyest of them all. Warm and sunny weather made me think I had ended up in Vegas in stead of somwhere close to a ski-hill. Hmm..
But what do we have here… The all so famous Mammoth Mountain, California.
Just had dinner with all the Salomon-athletes and all the winners from Salomon Jib Academy in other countries. Should be an awesome week on the opposite side of the pond.
Stay tuned for more Cali-action..
When I am writing this I am back in Oslo after a very long day on Salomon Jib Academy at Geilo.
Just about 50 skiers was on for a good session in the wind at Geilo, good thing it calmed during the day.
Early morning in the Geilo park.
Picture is taken in the afternoon. No wind and sunny weather. Me like.
Got a manhug from the Swedish too, Oskar Pedersen. Fun week skiing with this guy.
Got a few laps with the Contour today as well. Looked like the skiers had fun skiing today, really inspiring to see so many up and coming riders all over Norway!
After finishing off two good days in Geilo we headed back to Oslo by car. 4 hours with my team-manager Elling. Fun week in different resorts. Good news is that I got a confirmation-email for Austrian Freeski Open in two weeks. Should be super-awesome!
My flight back to Trondheim is at 14.50 tomorrow in the afternoon. Should be nice with a day off.
7 hours of skiing yesterday, sore feet but fun day for sure!
Salomon Jib Academy went down at Dombås skiresort, which was really cool. The park is the way it is supposed to be, with fun rail-setup and well-designed jumps. 3 jumps and 3 rail features was what the skiers had to choose from in Jib Ac. The only problem was the light at nightskiing combined with the snow, it didn’t mix well, and they had to ski only the last jump included the rails. Big ups to Emil Larsen, Stian Killi and Martin Kvatningen who proceded to the national finals in Jib Academy 2012.
Even though we were skiing in groups were I was trying to teach the allready well tought skiers some tricks, I got play in the park a little. I brought out the Contour + camera, and did a few laps with skiing. Maybe I will post a quick edit later on.
Today I was the one behind the wheel from Dombås to Geilo with my team-manager Elling.
Elling somewhere near Vinstra.
Your driver for the day. 5 hour straight, yours truly.
We arrived Geilo in somewhat different conditions than we have seen the last two days. Blizzard with wind up to 30 km/h. Not a fun weather to be skiing in. Brrrr.
Time to hit the pool and warm up for tomorrows Salomon Jib Academy in Geilo. Let’s hope the wind calms down.
Back and forth, all the time. Yesterday was a long day, just as expected, with delayed flight and train to Oslo. Got to bed at 02.00 am, and now I am ready to rock with Salomon Jib Academy in Ringkollen just outside Oslo.
Relaxing at the hotel before heading out in an hour, should be fun to ski in a resort I have never been in.
Going straigth to the next skiresort in the Jib Ac tour tonight, Dombås. I guess this day would be pretty long too.