Winter X Games veteran Pete Olenick earns first gold medal with Ski Superpipe High Air

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 31, 2010 7:00 pm

Aspen local boy Peter Olenick has been a fixture in the freestyle skiing world for nearly a decade. The lanky 6’2″ skier has had his fair share of ups and downs throughout the course of his skiing career, so it was truly impressive to see Olenick finally earn his first ever Winter X Games gold medal.

Olenick beat out Canadian Justin Dorey as he launched a 24′ 11″ foot alley-oop flatspin 540 to take the crown, beating Dorey’s straight air by a mere 14 inches.


The local boy boosting his winning alley-oop flatspin

Winter X Games 14 Ski Superpipe winner Kevin Rolland continued to impress with a 3rd place worthy “flair” that he launched a solid 23′ 4″ feet. The Frenchman clearly felt content with his double medal night, as he called it quits in the High Air before the contest officially ended.

In surprising fashion, perennial superpipe phenom Simon Dumont couldn’t muster the same amplitude that helped launch his ski career. Dumont’s highest air was a disappointing 22′ 7″ foot cork 540.

Winter X Games 14 Ski Superpipe High Air results

1. Peter Olenick
2. Justin Dorey
3. Kevin Rolland
4. Mike Riddle
5. Xavier Bertoni
6. Simon Dumont