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

  2. Tour de Sweden

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    Woke up at 4am this morning, drove 450km from Stockholm to Kläppen via Mora to drop of some stuff for my parents. Skied for a couple of hours in Kläppen but as it was pretty gusty so I kept it very mellow as it was super hard to figure out the speed. To bad as the park was epic!

    As I had not booked any lodging I figured that I would just drive the 100km back to Mora and sleep there, never wrong to sleep in the bed I grew up in! But as I almost made it to Mora I got a call about a meeting that i have been trying to get for a long time and the proposed place and time was in Åre tomorrow so I changed the GPS and drove up there instead! haha  Talk about a long day!

    Was sweet to get to ski though and now that I am already in Åre I might as well check out the park here for a couple of days! Not the original plan, but it seems my plans never work out so I have learnt to just go with the flow! Pretty tired as the last 500km was on pure ice, so had to stay pretty focused to stay on the road!

    Sometimes I hate myself for never seeing a problem in anything and end up having 1000km days with a ski session in the middle, but at the same time I love to see how far I can push myself to get things done!  Kind of a love hate relationship!

    /JON

  3. Not dead!

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    I am not dead I promise!  Have just had a million things to do lately (more than usual!) so my photography hobby has been hurting and blogging without pictures sucks!

    Tomorrow that will change as I have the alarm set for 4am to drive up to Kläppen for 5 days of park shredding! Was going to drive this afternoon and spend the night in my parents place in Mora which is halfway, but since they are in Japan I figured I would rather spend a few extra hours with Janni and get up early instead, have an RS4 waiting outside so I think it will be an alright morning!

    So check back tomorrow night when this blog is back up to speed again! ;-)

    /JON

  4. Game plan!

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    After calling all my friends around the globe, checking every weather site there is I finally booked my self a ticket up North to Scandinavia! Seems like a Europe got rained on a lot and the weather was looking unstable so I with that in mind the Scandinavian parks seems like the best option as they are usually at the base of the mountain and not to exposed from bad weather!

    So flying to Sthlm with Janni today and the driving up to Kläppen to check out their park that is just about to open, always heard great things about the shapers there so I am excited to ride there for a week, maybe head over to Trysil to check that out for a day or two as well! Feels good to have a plan as I hate sitting around trying to figure out where to go! Anyone on here that will be there as well? Need some friends to ski with! ;-)

    • 3-9th Kläppen
    • 10-11 Shooting comercials in Stockholm
    • 12-15  Ice racing in Northen Sweden with a bunch of Gumballers
    • 16-22 Kläppen or Trysil
    • 23-28 Oslo and X games, Should be a a fun week to hang out with everyone and work with the DB team as well!
    • 29-7th Verbier or Laax
    • 8-13th B&E Invitational
    • 14-20th Verbier or Laax

    So now I think I have a good plan with lots of skiing even if it feel tough to leave this place, feel so nice to have Janni down here and get to know a bunch of new amazing people! As I get a little older living out of a bag the whole year is not quite as easy as it used to be so the I think the key now will be to find a better travel schedule that allows me to spend some more time here in between trips!

    /JON

  5. Park help?

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    Time to get moving again! So I wanted to check in on the status of the parks around Europe? Have been looking at Laax and the parks in Norway so anyone with experience in these parks in the last weeks or so would be killer to know what you think! Looking for a quick lift lap with medium kickers as I want to work on stuff I dont know how to do so no need for big kickers at this point. I leave that for the spring when my tricks are back!

    So Norway and Laxx, how are the parks, where should I go? EDIT: Heard Kläppen is about to open everything, anyone with local current knowlage and photos?

    Feeling 100% again so thats amazing, high on life right now! ;-)

    /JON