My Background

LIFE

Hello, My name is Peter Olenick. I am 34 years old and was born and raised in the Aspen valley, I have a younger brother and younger sister who are my two best friends in the world. My brother was a professional skier for many years despite being deaf overcoming all those obstacles in life. My sister was also a professional skier who competed in the X games 5 times. My parents divorced when I was six and somehow through it all have remained best friends. They both traveled last winter together to Korea to watch me coach my South Korean team at the Olympics, sharing a single bedroom, busses and airplanes together. Just a testament to the role models in my life. I studied business at Montana state and the University of Colorado until my ski career took over.

Skiing

The first time I strapped on a pair of skis was at 20 months old and have been in love with the sport ever since. I grew up in a race/freeski program in Aspen with the same group of kids until I was 14 when my coach died of colon cancer. We were given a new coach who taught us backflips and from then on I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I started competing at 16 years old in slopestyle skiing, a new sport just getting off the ground. I got my first sponsor (Obermeyer) at the age of 18. The same year I missed qualifying for the X games by one spot. Finally at the age of 20(2004) I qualified for the X games and went on to win two medals that year (second in slopestyle and third in halfpipe). In 2007 I was the first person to successfully do a double flip in the halfpipe and won my third X games medal. In 2010 I set a Guinness book record for the highest air ever in a halfpipe at 24’11” and won a gold medal at the X games. I
filmed several movie parts for the sports biggest productions and got to do several heli ski trips in the process. I retired from the sport at the end of the 2013 competition season, putting my X games total to 4 medals and 10 consecutive X games appearances.

coaching

I am entering my 6th season as a full time Halfpipe coach, and have coached all levels of athletes in both Ski Slopestyle and Halfpipe. From 9 and 10-year old’s to the top professionals on the World Cup Circuit. I started coaching at ski camps in the summer months on the glacier in Whistler in 2004. After retiring from the competition circuit, I was brought on to coach the Redbull high performance athletes at various Redbull camps. I was brought on fulltime to coach the next generation athletes at the Aspen Valley Ski Club (AVSC) where I coached them for three years. I am the Head Coach of the South Korean Olympic team entering my fourth season, and coached several athletes this winter at the Olympic games in Korea. I have a huge passion for the athletes that I coach and want to help them succeed in sport and in life. I spend lots of time trying to better my coaching skills along with anything in my power to betterthe program that I produce for the Athletes. The passion I used to have as an athlete comes through in my coaching.

Misson

 

Our mission is to provide the highest level of training for selected athletes from across the globe in order to achieve the ultimate goal of an Olympic Gold medal. Give elite athletes the opportunity to train and compete year-round in several countries in different hemispheres
without limitation due to his/her financial background. To build a team
of veteran professionals along with the developing next generation of
high potential athletes to promote progression and help ensure the
continued life and growth of Freeskiing. Provide a positive,
professional and productive year-round elite training program to
benefit and support all athletes from varying cultural and
socioeconomical backgrounds regardless of economic means.