Attention parents: those wanting their children to have a good shot at being a pro skier ought to aim for their child’s birthday to fall on July 9th, as two of the world’s top pros share their birthday today. Skiers Simon Dumont and Andreas Hatveit, who collectively hold 10 Winter X Games medals, a Guinness World Record, and countless ski movie segments, will both turn 24 today.
For those wanting to know what to give these skiers as a present, I can only speak for one of them; as Simon has asked his friends to simply harass fellow pro skier and X Games High Air Gold Medalist Peter Olenick via text message or phone call. Simon conveniently posted Olenick’s digits on Twitter for all to see, in retaliation for Olenick doing the exact same thing to Simon last year.
Meanwhile, Andreas Hatveit may be the luckiest guy on Earth with his gorgeous wife and backyard playground, so he probably doesn’t need any more gifts to make him happy.
Photos: Dumont and Olenick not fighting in their tuxedo t-shirts (Right), Hatveit on his wedding day (Bottom)
What a lucky guy…
To celebrate the 24th birthday of these two skiing superstars, let’s take a moment to appreciate their vast ski skills via video:
Simon Dumont – “Slum-Dog Illionare edit”
Andreas Hatveit – Winter X Games 14 Slopestyle Qualifier – 1st Place