Born in Mora, Professional Skier and alpine ski racer.
Jon Olsson
  1. Its turning!

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    Today ended up being a pretty good day despite my bad mood in the morning!  I came to the conclusion that part of the reason I was bummed was because I was behind on work. So I turned off my cell phone and crushed an 8 hour e mail session. So after that I felt back on track on that department so I went down for 9 quick holes at Los Naranjos!

    So now my mood is much better again, I guess I am a very moody person with big ups and down but thats just the way it is! haha  Anyway, just wanted to check in and say that I feel much better again! ;-) Last day down here tomorrow so have to pack up and get ready to get back on travel mode again!

    /JON

  2. Thoughts…

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    As I am pretty good at writing about how pumped I am on life I guess I should be just as honest when I am having a few bad days. I know I have nothing that should make me feel this way, but sometimes your mood is just different! As you know I am usually stoked to wake up and get to work, but the last week I have had a super hard time to get motivated to do anything.  Even if I try to work 8 hours a day I dont get enough work done I fall behind and I feel bad. Not ideal right now as I have a million things going down in the next 3 weeks with car launches, 56Nord launch, Tv shows, JOI and house constructions.

    I think it also has to do with the fact that I was so set to hit a jump so that now when I dont and I have time to work, my mindset is still on skiing. I hate it and I try to change it every day but I think the only way to get over this feeling is to fly to Innsbruck on Saturday for an Odlo shoot. Then I am where I should be according to my plan and doing what I should be doing!

    Oh well, just a few honest thoughts as I know my blog has been sucking, but at least now you know why!

    Some funny pics below of the Rebellion that has gottne buried in Ikea boxes the last two weeks! ;-) At least this place will be nice for the summer so something good will come from these “unproductive” weeks!

    /JON

  3. Just bummed…

    Published at Marbella

    Sorry guys that all of my social media has been sucking hard the last few days. Have just been in a bad mood as all my March plans are going to shit!  I was so fired up to hit this jump and then my hospital visit happened, the rain came in when I was cleared to ski and now when its stopped raining the wind is 50km/h. When you prepare yourself mentally and you keep getting shut down time after time it ends up draining your positive energy.

    But I am going to try to snap out of it and look at the bright side of things. I was here and did the best I could, bad luck with weather is something I can’t change and maybe it will all even itself out in the end if we are super lucky on the net trip! Now it looks like we have a 10% chance to hit this thing before I have to fly to Innsbruck so that really sucks!

    Did a great session at the gym today, felt good to sweat out all the frustration and just get back in to killer mode!

    /JON

  4. Over the past year I have had a million questions to why I have not had a ski box on my cars lately, I have not really said anything about it, but now its time to answer the questions. I have have just been waiting for 56Nord to finish the box that they have been working on for the past year. Finally a box that is on the same level as the cars they sit on. In the past I have had insane cars but still been stuck with normal plastic box as there was no alternative. Now that is all changed and when we release the Rs6 the very first 56Nord box in full clear coat carbon will be fitted on the roof. Cant wait to see the final product as the renderings I have seen looked insane, and the fact that Leif Tufvesson is in charge of the prototype production does not hurt either! ;-) They will start out with an exclusive all clear coat carbon version and have the affordable plastic version follow shortly after.  But I am more than stoked that there is now a new alternative on the ski box market with a design feeling that is totally different to what exists on the market now! Now we just need a long stretch of Autobahn to see what kind of speeds this box can handle on top of the RS6! A cool box is not worth anything if it can’t handle all my gear and high speed! ;-)

    So stay tuned for more pics of the box make sure to follow @56Nord on Instagram to see the latest pictures of the progress! website launching 31st of March!

    /JON

  5. Weather weather weather

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    Hey guys, sorry for the missed blog day yesterday! But with the poring rain outside all we do is chill at home, and when I dont take pictures its hard to sit down and write a good blog! Still raining hard outside so we are driving Lucas filmer to the airport today as he has to leave. Thought we would stop by and get some more Ikea stuff on the way home, not much else one can do in Marbella when you can’t be outside! (And I love the  build process haha).

    So as for now our jump plans are grounded for a few more days, looks like we might have some sun in a few days but the wind looks to be high, so I hope that changes! Freaking bad luck!  We go to the place with the most sun in Europe and just as we finish the kicker, a massive storm cycle comes in and stops us from hitting it. Maybe its someone above the clouds that does not think I should jump? ;-)  Our last deadline is on the 28th as I have to fly to Innsbruck for a commercial shoot, so I am really hoping that we get some luck before that!

    /JON

  6. Honest video answers

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    And here goes the answers to the questions you guys gave me, tried to answer the best I could, some pretty personal stuff in there so I hope you appreciate the openness. I guess thats a good thing when you have blogged for a long time that you totally forgot what a personal life is, but I like sharing my thoughts with the world, I feel like I learn a lot when I put my thoughts into words!

    Full rain storm out and I just ran out of Ikea stuff to assemble so we might have to make another trip there and pick up some more stuff. I actually love it as its like meditating to me, I dont think of anything else while I do it!

    Hope you guys are having a great night, I am just high on life right now and happy about everything! (besides the weather but I can’t change that so no reason to let it bring me down!) Dont really know why, but I have been able to focus on the right things in life lately and it makes such a huge difference!

    /JON

  7. Win a Gumball Douchebag!

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    As I am on a cleaning mission down here I found this Big Bastard hiding in the basement! And I figured that I would give it away to one of you guys! ;-) I will draw a random person that buys anything on Douchebags website in the next 10 days. All you have to do to enter is to buy something and send me a picture of the receipt to my e mail (olsson99@gmail.com)

    So if you are thinking of getting something on the DB site, now is the time to do it! These bags were limited to the Betsafe Gumball team during the 2014 rally, so if you win this you have one out of 20 bags!

    /JON

  8. Any questions?

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    Bon jour!  Thought it was time for a little question session! Hit me up and give me some funny ones! Not about the RS6, that info will come according to my master plan! ;-) haha

    /JON

  9. Ikea Party

    Published at Marbella

    This is what happens when you go to Ikea!  I dropped Simon at the airport and thought I would swing by Ikea to pick up a lamp or two, ended up buying a whole lot more than that and spent a total of 5 hours alone running around in there! haha.  Luckily I had my boys here to help me mount the stuff so it all went pretty fast!

    I must say that even if my place in Monaco is not that big, it sure is a million times easier to decorate than this place!  I feel like I keep bringing home more and more things and it just swallows it piece by piece!  I do feel like we are getting closer to a homely feeling and not just a big open house now though!  One big delivery coming in from Ikea today and once we are done with that I will snap som pics!

    Weather is horrible and looking horrible for the next few days so I am glad I booked a long trip down here so I have a few extra weather days as it really looks like I am going to need them all!  Keeping my fingers crossed that it will clear up asap! Tomorrow I am at least allowed to go back to the gym so that feels great, been weird staying in the house pretty much all day long!

    /JON

  10. Sober thoughts

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    Good morning!  I thought yesterday was an early one, but today I was wide awake at 04.49! haha  Very rested though as I got to bed at a good hour! As I was taking my morning bath I came to think about the fact that I have had a ton of energy and felt great over the last few weeks, not only in the morning but I have been able to stay much more focussed though out the whole day. So I started thinking about my life and if I was doing anything different right now that could have made me feel like this.

    The only thing I came to think about is that I have not really had any alcohol in a long time. I used to be a huge club fan but these days I get to hungover so that only happens a couple times a year now, but I do like some wine with a nice dinner. But hanging out with Simon who has not had any alcohol in a few years and discussing life with him has planted a few thoughts in my head that I do like.  So instead of a glass of wine for dinner I have stayed with non alcoholic drinks and I wonder if that could be the reson that I feel as good as I do now. I mean you think that a couple of glasses with dinner would not really affect you you all, but it seems like maybe it does!

    I liked Simons way of putting it: Why have a glass of wine to feel better, is it not better to figure out why you want to feel better and work on that instead? Actually made a lot of sense to me. (I usually love a glass of wine when I am stressed) So when we have gone out to dinner down here I have thought about wine and then asked myself this question and every time I realize that I do feel great about everything at the moment so why drink something that will make me feel worse later?

    Kind of a deep one today, but its been a few great days discussing life with Simon, we have both gone though similar life with huge pressure on ourselves and the kind of thoughts we have had in our heads are very much the same, so its been awesome having him down here! Unfortunately the weather is turning to shit down here so Dumont is flying out today, will for sure miss our deep discussions about life! ;-)

    /JON