Alpine ski racer
World cup debut
December 11, 2010
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Jon Olsson is a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer, born in Mora, Sweden (17 August 1982). Olsson started his career 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 (5826.22 USD) 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 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 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 freeskier magazine. From 2007 to 2010 he also hosted Jon Olsson Super Sessions (JOSS), a freeskiing film contest that takes place in Åre, Sweden. The event consisted of teams of skiers skiing for approximately two weeks with a film crew and creating a short ski film. 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 skier specialising in the speed events, is Jon Olsson's brother.
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Olsson lives in Monaco and also has a house in Marbella, Spain. His house, 'Casa Camo' is currently for sale for 1.7 million dollars. He is an avid car collector - previously owning a highly customized Audi RS6, and currently favouring a Rolls-Royce Wraith, Jon has designed and created multiple cars for the famous car rally "Gumball 3000" - the latest being a DTM RS6. He continuously shares his life through social media, documenting his day-to-day adventures through YouTube vlogs, which he uploads four times a week. In his vlogs, Jon travels the world with his girlfriend, Janni Delér and his current cameraman/editor Benjamin Ortega
Olsson holds eleven Winter X-Games podiums. 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 while training with coach, Guenther Birgmann at the Treble Cone Race Academy, he has won five FIS gs ski racers, with a 10 point fis result at Coronet Peak at the New Zealand National Championships.