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Grete Eliassen United States

Age:
27
Home Mountain:
Brighton
Sport:
Freeski
Event:
Slopestyle

Bio

Accomplished freeskier. Big air world record holder. X Games champion. Norwegian transplant. College grad. Grete has a drive that few can match and a trajectory all her own. She was the first female skier to medal in both slope style and pipe at the X Games. Having stacked countless contest victories (back-to-back Winter X Golds, four U.S. Open titles, wins at the Euro Open, Red Bull Cold Rush and the Dew Tour), she’s recently been taking her skills to the backcountry in association with GoPro and Teton Gravity Research. Want more? Check out her women’s-only web series, Cold as Ice, with Keri Herman and Megan Olenick. What to look for in Sochi? Her contagious smile, of course.

Favorite Event to Watch in Sochi:

All the women’s sports!

Favorite Music:

Miley Cyrus and Major Lazer

Other Hobbies:

Water-skiing, wake-boarding, golf, tennis and cooking.

Favorite GoPro Mount for Training:

Chesty (Chest Harness)

Career Highlights

2011 Female Skier of the Year | Powder Video Awards – Say My Name
Female Performance of the Year | Summit Film Festival – Say My Name
Red Bull Cold Rush Champion | Silverton, CO
2010 Guinness World Record – Women’s Hip Jump 31 ft
Female Performance of the Year| IF3 Film Festival – Say My Name
Female Leading Role Performance | ESPN Awards – Say My Name
2009 Female Skier of the Decade | Free Flow Magazine
Silver: X Games – Slopestyle | Aspen, CO
2007 Female Skier of the Year | Powder Video Awards
US Open Champion – Halfpipe
Silver: X Games – Halfpipe | Aspen, CO
2006 US Open Champion – Slopestyle
Gold: X Games – Halfpipe | Aspen, CO
2005 Gold: X Games – Halfpipe | Aspen, CO

Grete Eliassen on Instagram