Nordica USA signs freerider Peter Olenick
NORDICA USA signed freeskier athlete Peter Olenick to the Nordica Supercharger Team. Olenick, a native of Carbondale Colorado, has been working closely with Nordica since early fall and has just recently confirmed a working agreement with the company.
“Peter is one of the industry’s best,” said Matt Knittle, Nordica USA Promotions Manager. “We are thrilled to add one of the leading park and pipe athletes to our exclusive team. Peter has been great to work with and has given us terrific feedback on our Supercharger skis and boots."
Olenick is a two-time Winter X Games Superpipe medalist — bronze in 2007 and 2004 and had a second place finish at the Breckenridge stop of the Ski Tour last season, where he narrowly lost to Tanner Hall. Olenick has been featured in numerous films including this season’s PoorBoyz Production “Yeah Dude.”
"I'm in a point of my career were I need skis and ski boots that perform as well as I do,” said Olenick. “I tested a lot of skis and boots and the Nordica's just ripped the most, they are sick."
Olenick joins Stefan Thomas, Rory Bushfield, JT Holmes and Shane McConkey (on boots) on the growing Nordica Supercharger Team. Stefan Thomas competed against Olenick last season in Superpipe events including the Winter X Games Superpipe competition where he finished 8th. Rory, Shane and JT are icons in the freeride/big mountain community and continue to push the limits of skiing. They are Matchstick Production athletes and were featured in this season’s new movie “Seven Sunny Days.”
“We feel like we have a very well rounded and talented team,” said Knittle, “We are thrilled with our small but elite team, everyone on the team is an industry leader, amazing athlete and positive person. We are excited about the projects that we have in the pipeline involving all of them!”