VIDEO: Team O’Neill 12-Yr-Old Skiing Phenom, Aspen Spora

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 26, 2013 6:35 pm

12-year-old Aspen Spora is a skiing phenomenon representing Team O’Neill, slaying the freestyle street scene equally as hard as under the lights and added pressure of the X Games arena. The future of the sport is in his hands, and he is blowing minds in the ski community.

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Aspen Spora with Seb Toots having fun in Montreal. Photo: O’Neill

The pre-teen sensation recently dropped his 2012 season edit, showcasing the Tahoe skier riding the rails and jumps in Oregon, California and at X Games Aspen. Check out lil’ Spora:

O’Neill, the original surf, snow and youth lifestyle brand for more than 60 years, is happy to welcome back winter and unveil its 2013-14 winter collection in stores for the snow season, featuring styles that top athletes such as Jeremy Jones, Seb Toots, David Wise, Aspen Spora, Iris Lazz, Max Parrot, Brody Leven and Sandy Boville will be wearing on and off mountains around the world.

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Team O’Neill is ready for the winter 2013-14 season. Are you? Photo: O’Neill

Team O’Neill experienced a busy off-season, with skier and all-around outdoorsman Brody Leven spanning the globe on mountaineering excursions to Denali National Park in Alaska, Montana’s Glacier Country and Iceland. Following a busy spring and summer for Team O’Neill athletes and designers, the O’Neill 2013-14 winter gear is ready to dominate the powder of North America with the Explore, Freedom and Adventure series. The newest collection includes a wider range of jackets, pants, fleece, beanies and more for men, women and kids, including a selection of gloves and packs, available in the O’Neill winter lineup for the first time.

Among the highlights currently hitting stores are Jeremy Jones’ eco outerwear and Seb Toots’ kit, snow-to-street fashion styles and Newschoolers collaboration – featuring two jackets and two fleece styles, all inspired by the growing freeski movement and Team O’Neill freeskiers, Wise, Aspen Spora and the newest team member, Sandy Boville:

New color patterns, fits (Regular, Long, Mountaineering, Parka) and a unique mix of materials, including denim, canvas, wool and fur offer a more diverse look throughout the collection. Legendary Tahoe snowboarder Jeremy Jones returns with two signature jackets and two pants, while Sochi 2014 gold medal hopefuls Seb Toots and David Wise will feature their own signature gear.

“Our athletes and designers came together to create the best collection yet, a really cool combination of outerwear that fits and performs impeccably throughout the season,” said O’Neill’s Jimmy Adams. “We wanted to incorporate more styles that reflect the diversity of our athlete team and fashionable looks that can transition seamlessly from slopes to streets. The Adventure Series is a great example of how we support outdoor living and discovery beyond the mountains.”

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Jeremy Jones (USA) earning his turns with his own two feet. Photo: O’Neill

Highlights from the O’Neill 2013-14 apparel line include the Jeremy Jones collection — 2 and 3-layer shells that Jeremy helped design, and will wear in upcoming shoots for his next film, Higher, in Nepal, Alaska and other global locations. Jones’ 3L jacket is the pinnacle piece in O’Neill’s technical line, featuring 20/20 waterproofing and breathability. His 2L shell was created in collaboration with artist Mike Ennen and features black-and-white mountain designs. A new twist on the popular Jones Packable Down jacket will be a favorite for on and off the mountain. All jackets and pants are made from eco-friendly materials and support Protect Our Winters, the environmental organization Jones founded in 2008. Earlier this spring, Jones was honored by the White House as a ‘Champion of Change’ for his environmental efforts on behalf of POW.

Also kicking off the 2013-14 season is O’Neill’s #RideMore social media campaign, which encourages fans to post photos, GIFs or videos of their favorite urban spots to ride and replicate pro tricks, using handles and hashtags such as @teamoneill, #ridemore, #trickmore and #followtheleader. O’Neill will choose winning entries throughout the season, which includes O’Neill gear and the chance to ride with Team O’Neill athletes such as Seb Toots and Jeremy Jones. More info, including all #ridemore videos and contest details, will be available on October 15th at www.oneill.com/ridemore.

All O’Neill 2013-14 apparel is available now at www.oneilleshop.ca, along with retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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