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5 PhotosPETER OLENICK
- Février 20, 2013
- Septembre 29, 2010
Aspen local, Peter Olenick, was born into the life, skiing since he was an infant. Dad owned the restaurant at the bottom of the hill and young Peter literally grew up on the white stuff. Inspired by his two early ski-race coaches Peter and his friends pushed for freestyle skiing. When they were finally taught back flips against their parent’s wishes, it was game on-those early inverts fanned the fire, as well as foreshadowing Pete’s own signature-inverted rotation The Whiskey Flip.
A gifted, creative athlete with an unusually tall stature, coupled with a penchant for inverted aerials, it’s no surprise Peter has risen to the top of his class. The Whiskey Flip, thrown conspicuously on the first hit of the world’s largest superpipe competition is consistent with his nature-throw down or do down blazing. With a go for broke mentality and amazingly well rounded skills excelling in pipe, rails, or slope, he’s a live wire at every event.
They say the proof is in the pudding, and Peter has a litany of podiums in both the slopestyle and superpipe events including three X Games medals. Olenick’s been a focal character on the silver screen for the past five years now, with “death or glory” technical rotations and all the drama and entertainment that come with it.