Mora, SE


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34 years old

Hi, my name is Jon Olsson. My discipline is freeski big air and slopestyle. I was born on 17 August 1982 in Mora, Sweden. My special talent is surfing. My philosophy of life is all in. The most important person in my life is my girlfriend, Janni. My favourite food is black cod. My favourite music is pretty much anything.


Jon Olsson is indisputably one of the best freestyle skiers in the world. Throughout his career he has taken medals away from the Rip Curl tour, the US Freeskiing Open, and was crowned Red Bull Big Air champion in 2003. Jon's total Winter X Games medals stash is now in double digits and the freeski legend has been hosting his own tournaments since 2005. The Jon Olsson Invitational, a prestigious Big Air competition, is an annual highlight in any freeskier’s diary. Jon even won the Invitational himself back in 2006...

But some of his greatest accomplishments lie outside the realms of medals and prestigious awards – Jon's creative flair has seen him bring some new innovative moves to the table, inventing the likes of the Hexo Flip and the DJ Flip. It's perhaps the Kangaroo Flip – a double flatspin 900 – that has earned the Swedish skier a reputation for pulling out some truly sick tricks. Never more so than when he used the Kangaroo to score a victory in the Big Air competition at the 2008 Winter X Games. However, that same year he sustained a knee injury that required surgery – an injury that would make a reappearance later on.

Jon later made the switch to alpine skiing and made his debut in the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d'Isère in 2010. Following some early successes, he set his sights on qualifying for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. However, he was prevented from fulfilling his dream when his knee injury struck again in 2013.

Following a second course of surgery, Jon is back on the road and back out on the slopes again. Never an idle moment for him, the Jon Olsson Invitational, his love of snow and his love of cars keep him busy.

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50 Years of Style | Generations of Freeskiing

From hot-dogging and ski ballet to today’s slopestyle and urban tricks: with a lot of esprit and attention to detail, the 30-minute documentary “Generations of Freeskiing” revives the most iconic moments of freeskiing history. Skiers such as Jon Olsson, Henrik Windstedt, Nick Goepper, Jesper Tjäder, Bene Mayr, Lisa Zimmermann and Viktoria Rebensburg pay homage to the greatest eras of freeskiing, appreciating yesterday’s heroes who pushed the sports with their desire of freedom and thus took it to the next level again and again. With archive footage from the last nearly 50 years, the movie illuminates the most important stages that have shaped freesking as it is today – in original equipment and clothing, including tight overalls, bright neon jackets, and XXXL oversize shirts. DIRECTOR: Lukas Tielke, Peoplegrapher CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mark Von Roy, The Distillery PRODUCER: Sebastian Huber, The Distillery CREATIVE PRODUCER: Mira Harnischmacher, Peoplegrapher CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lukas Tielke, Peoplegrapher Thomas Dunzendorfer, The Distillery Mark Von Roy, The Distillery EDIT: Lukas Tielke, Peoplegrapher VFX: Julian Peters, Loniacs TITLE DESIGN: Elias Freiberger SOUNDDESIGN: Moritz Staub DRONE:  Thomas Dunzendorfer, The Distillery Ferdinand Wold, Dji CREATIVE: Wolfgang Dittrich Matthias Dondorf Theodor Berr SPECIAL THANKS: Stubaier Gletscher ATHLETES: Bene Mayr Viktoria Rebensburg Lisa Zimmermann Mark Von Roy Igor Ishutko Henrik Windstedt Roy Kittler Kai Mahler Fabio Studer Nick Goepper Christof Schenk Dennis Ranalter Jesper Tjäder

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