Hip Air by a Woman - world record set by Grete Eliassen
The Canyons, Park City, UT, USA -- Grete Eliassen,
23, reached speeds of approximately 60 miles an hour, hit
the custom 30-foot tall hip and launched 31 feet above the
deck of a gigantic hip jump custom built (by Red Bull) at
The Canyons resort - setting the new world record for the
Hip Air by a Woman.
Photo: Utah's Grete Eliassen sets a hip
jump record last week at The Canyons Resort. / Photo: Mike
Arzt/Red Bull Photofiles
"There is no other experience in the world
that feels even close to what I feel when I am jumping. Having
such a large feature built just for me was a super humbling
experience. With my whole crew, family and friends watching
it was really an incredible day. It is a moment in my life
I will remember forever," said Eliassen.
Despite unprecedented spring snow
storms, including 22 inches of snow on jump day, The Canyons
Resort's park crew shoveled, cut and shaped more than 45,000
cubic yards of snow to create the largest snow terrain park
feature ever built in Utah, so Grete Eliassen, an accomplished
free skier and X-Games medalist could turn into a human rocket.
In addition to actively progressing
the sport, Eliassen is working on a film project. The ski
My Name, a two-year venture embarked on with longtime
ski/snowboard photographer Stan Evans, is slated for release
in Fall 2010.
Eliassen knows no bounds in skiing. At 23, she's one
of the best all-around skiers today; she's raced for the Norwegian
ski team, won the X Games Superpipe and U.S. Open Slopestyle
multiple times, designed signature pro-model skis and filmed
lines in the backcountry.
The Minnesota-born Norwegian is known for her
versatility and smooth style, no doubt attributed to her desire
to ski everything. Off the slopes, Grete devotes time to supporting
charities such as the Women's Sports Foundation and Stand
The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah
is the largest single ski and snowboard resort in Utah and
one of the largest in the United States. Located just four
miles from Park City’s historic Main Street, The Canyons averages
350 inches of powder soft snow annually while offering 3,700
acres of diverse terrain over eight mountains with 163 trails.
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