Born in Mora, Professional Skier and alpine ski racer.
Jon Olsson
  1. Team Cross Country

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    I think its been about 20 years since I last had a real cross country ski session! I did have a couple hundred meters on a TV show 4 years ago, but thats the only time I have had these skinny skis on over the last two decades!

    But now that Hans is mr Cross country we had to give it a go! Was actually a ton of fun even though I came back thinking I was about to die! Super nice way to work out though, perfect night activity instead of going inside to hit the gym! So I think this is something i need to do a bit more when I have the opportunity!

    Had a great day skiing today and right now we are jumping in the car to drive down to Mora for a meal with my parents before we continue to Sthlm! Full speed up here in Åre but its been one of the best trips here in years, got to spend time with my brother, ski with old friends, hit the park and ski cross country!

    /JON

  2. Just like the 90s

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    When I left the house yesterday morning I did not have high hopes for the day as it was about to start raining. Then I got a call from David Kantermo who I used to live and ski with here in Åre 15 years ago! And 30 minutes later Henrik Winsuted showed up and we all skied the park for a few hours together! It almost felt like we had been sent back in time 15 years as this is the place we all used to ski together when we just got our first twintips, so we ended up having a truly awesome day!

    I love the Red line here in Åre, perfect size as you can ski it when the weather is bad, but its still big enough to try a bunch of tricks! Was looking forward to more skiing today but I just got a call that it was like an ice hocky rink out there as it froze up over night. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is warm enough to soften up for the afternoon!

    Right now its time to look into where to go next week. Thinking Andreas Håtveits place in Norway could be epic, skiing with old friends is just the best, it truly makes my find the joy in skiing even if its raining! ;-)

    /JON

  3. Audi Driving Experience

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    Lots of black and white pics right now but when the weather has been the way its been thats what happens!

    Had another great afternoon on the ice yesterday. Janni and Lisa came up to get the ice driving course with Mikaela so me and Max spent the entire afternoon pushing it around the track while the girls got their introduction drives.

    I think its better that you just check out the video TV Åre shot, that says more about the day than a few pictures! haha  Enjoy! ;-)

    /JON

  4. Greybird

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    Good morning Åre!

    Even though it was as grey as it can possibly get yesterday I still had a great time on the kickers here in Åre. Played around in the red line as I could barely see what was up or down in the air as it was all white out there, but I still had a great time out there! I do feel that its about time to get a little lucky with snow and weather.

    Looking back at my planning i wish i would have planned all of January in the states, but its easy to be smart once you know what was the best option, but I hope the luck will turn soon and I will find some good weather and epic kickers!

    Just as grey out today but I figured that there is always something I can learn on the small kickers that I can use once we get sun and big kickers, so time to suit up and head out there! Everyday when you can learn something new is a good day, you just have to adjust your goals to the conditions and be creative! And I will admit that its a little special to be skiing the park here in Åre as this is where I laid the foundation for where I am today!

    /JON

  5. Double fun!

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    Another action filled day in the books!

    Got my meeting done early in the morning, felt like things went well so lets see where it leads! Strapped on my skis and jumped on the lift, turnes out that the Black line was closed due to a lot of wind over night so lots of snow everywhere. Took a few laps but after a couple hours I got a call from Mikaela (who I raced TT cup with) She had seen that I was in Åre and asked me if I wanted to join her and Max Verstappen to some ice racing in Järpen with Audi TTs. Safe to say that I was quick to say yes as the weather was far from ideal on the moutain!

    So fun to get some proper coaching and I think I am starting to figure out how to drive fast on ice, as I have said before, driving wide is easy, but finding that rally technique is quite different. So me and Max chased each other around the track for a couple of hours and had a blast! Not everyday you get to stay behind an F1 driver without seeing him disappear… ;-) So thanks to Mikalela for the epic day!

    Skiing tomorrow as well, but I think I might have to jump over to Järpen in the afternoon for some more driving, that sh`t is pretty freaking fun! (sorry for the Iphone pics, left the memory card at home…)

    /JON