Grete Eliassen's 2011 season in review: Third at Winter X Slopestyle, first at Red Bull Cold Rush, winner of Powder Video Award's Female Performance of the Year. Not a bad year at all.
Eliassen made her Teton Gravity Research film debut in "One For the Road." She shot with TGR in the Utah backcountry and at Baldface Lodge, British Columbia.
The IOC announced that ski slopestyle would become an Olympic sport in 2014. Eliassen says she's now in Olympic training mode. "This is something that all of us have worked so hard for," she says.
Eliassen opted out of some contests this year in order to focus on filming, but with the Olympic announcement, she says she will commit to more contests next season.
Say My Name
Eliassen filming for the all-girl's movie, "Say My Name." "I definitely want to do another film like that again," she says. "It showcased women's skiing and every time I went to a premiere, the girls were so excited."
Eliassen at home in Minnesota. She was born near Minneapolis, but spent several years during her childhood near her extended family in Norway, where she competed (first in ski racing, then in freeskiing) for the Norwegian Ski Team.
Skiing pillow lines at Retallack, BC. "I had a bucket list of things I wanted to do in the backcountry this year and I was able to cross off all of them," Eliassen says.
Eliassen in the Utah backcountry. She's currently a student at the University of Utah, studying business marketing.
Eliassen and Devin Logan took a trip to Grete's home in Minnesota to film an at-home session with Red Bull.
"It was one of the best seasons I've ever had, " Eliassen says about this winter. In this photo, she's at home in Minnesota.