It’s been quite a week for the ATOMIC team at the Jon Olsson Super Sessions…check out the press release below from ATOMIC, and congratulations to all!
ON SATURDAY, THE VIDEO AWARDS OF THE JON OLSSON SUPER SESSIONS WERE
PRESENTED IN ÅRE. TEAM CANADA LEAD BY ATOMIC TEAM RIDER IAN COSCO TOOK THE
FIRST PRICE IN THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO CONTEST OF THE FREESKI SEASON, TEAM
NORWAY WITH ANDREAS HÅTVEIT GOT SECOND.
The expectations were astronomically high before the final award show in the Mix Megapol Arena in
Åre on Saturday. 21 of the world’s best freeskiers had been shooting for two weeks in Scandinavia’s
best ski area, sessioning the world famous kickers of Jon Olsson and a plenty of urban features in
and all around the resort. Then, the filmers of the seven competing teams spent almost 48 hours
straight to create the best edits. Finally, the results were shown in front of an enthusiastic crowd of
thousands and the most coveted award of the freeski scene was presented.
IAN COSCO STOLE THE SHOW
There wasn’t a weak video in the contest. Fans went crazy on the incredible trick level, spectacular
images and seamless editing shown on the big screen, making it impossible to predict a winner. But
when the victorious team was called on stage, there was both a roar of surprise and excitement.
Team Canada had won to the surprise of many. Their edit was the most captivating of all exhibiting
not only great skiing but also the fun side of freestyle, and capped off everything with a perfect blend
of sound and vision. One of the highlights that perfectly illustrates their unique approach was Ian
Cosco doing a full macarena dance on the long down box within the Red Bull Jib Garden. An
amazing contribution of the ATOMIC team rider who evolved as the leader of Team Canada with his
two famous colleagues TJ Schiller and Justin Dorey following suit, but one you have to see to understand its full amazing grace. The video will be released on April 28th, so you check back to
GREAT WEEK FOR ANDREAS HÅTVEIT
The competition was tight with Team Norway and Team Newschoolers from North America following
closely behind in a split second place. According to total points it was a three-way tie, but the highest
score in the “overall impression” category gave Team Canada the win. Andreas Håtveit of Team
Norway still had a great week, though. Next to his second place in the JOSS competition he had won
the Jon Olsson Invitation big air contest only two days earlier. The happiest person of the evening in
the Mix Megapol Arena was Ian Cosco, however. The Canadian was partying as he had been skiing
before: crazy! “When we came here, we didn’t think about winning this contest, but only about having
fun. It’s great that you still can win one of freeskiing‘s most important events with this approach. I love