Jon Olsson born in Mora, Sweden is a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer.
Jon started his carrier as a ski racer but at age 16 he switched his race skis for twin tips and quit ski racing.
Eight years later after a 50 000 Sek bet with fellow skier Jens Byggmark, Olsson started ski racing again with the goal of the bets being to make it to the Olympics in 2014. He now competes in both Freestyle and Ski racing. Olsson is known for his invention of several new double flips, including a D-spin 720 into a flatspin 540 (DJ Flip), a switch double rodeo 1080 (Hexo Flip), a double flatspin 900 (Kangaroo Flip), and a switch cork 720 to flatspin 540 (The Tornado).
Olsson made his debut in the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d'Isère in December 2010, as part of a plan to make the Swedish alpine ski team at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Hans Olsson, a Swedish alpine skiier specialising in the speed events, is Jon Olsson's brother. Olsson holds nine Winter X-Games medals (+ 2 podiums in Big Air). He has also won many other events including Big Air at Winter X-Games 08, The US Free Skiing Open in Vail, The Red Bull Big Air in Åre, Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen and the World Superpipe Championships in Whistler BC. Since Olsson's return to alpine ski racing in 2008 he has won five FIS gs ski racers, with a 10 point fis result at Coronet Peak at the New Zealand National Championships which included a field of Olympians including Ben Griffin and Olivier Jenot.
Since 2005 Jon Olsson has hosted the Big Air event Jon Olsson Invitational, also known as JOI. In 2007 the event was voted best Big Air event by freesker magazine. Since 2007 he has also hosted Jon Olsson Super Sessions (JOSS), a freeskiing film contest that takes place in Åre, Sweden. The event consists of teams of skiers skiing for approximately two weeks with a film crew and creating a short ski film.
Jon also has a huge interests for cars and drives a Audi R8 with a ski box on top to the mountain. Jon also recently designed his own super car, the Rebellion R1K.
Besides skiing Jon has a very active roll in a lot of companies, Yniq his ski goggle company being the biggest one.
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