Cold Rush Athletes

ATHLETES
Blake Nyman
 
Rory Bushfield
 
Dane Tudor
 
Dash Longe
 
Grete Eliassen
 
Josh Bibby
 
Kye Petersen
 
Logan Pehota
 
Rich Permin
 
Sage C. Alosa
 
Sammy Carlson
 
Sean Pettit
 
Suzanne Graham
 
Cold Rush 2011 will feature the top emerging and established talents in skiing. Click on the athletes' images to the left to find out more about each skier.
Blake Nyman
With an uncanny ability to ski backcountry lines equally as well as park features, Blake Nyman is the definition of a contemporary skier. Each winter, Blake documents his exploits with the Nimbus Independent crew at various urban, backcountry, and handmade features throughout North America.
Rory Bushfield
Rory Bushfield is many things: a pilot, a handyman, a surfer, a cliff jumper, a husband, an entertainer and one incredible skier. If there was one pro skier who could survive a winter in the bush with nothing but a loin cloth and an arrowhead, it would be Rory Bushfield. He’s a Canadian MacGyver. Straight up. Bushfield, from just outside Calgary, Alberta, has a very simple philosophy.
Dane Tudor
Dane Tudor is a determined, focused all round athlete. Whether shredding lines in the backcountry, hitting booters in the park, riding rails, his fluidity and steeze shine bright. He is a ripper! Dane possesses a unique ski imagination that allows him to turn a big mountain venue into a natural terrain park. Dane’s big genuine smile and quiet demeanour compliment his confidence on skis.
Dash Longe
Dash Longe developed his fluid, natural style skiing with his twin brother Hunter (Dash is older by 1 minute) on their home mountains of Lake Tahoe, California. In 2004, he landed his first ski film segment in Teton Gravity Resarch's Salad Days. Dash went on to star in 5 more TGR films, including the upcoming 2010 release Light The Wick.
Grete Eliassen
Grete Eliassen knows no bounds in skiing. At 21, 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. Through it all, Grete’s made sure to do it on her terms, keeping her love for the sport intact and thriving.
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Josh Bibby
Josh Bibby grew up skiing with fellow WX competitor TJ Schiller in Vernon, BC CAN. In 2004, Bibby and Schiller both petitioned the Canadian governmentt to let them take their year end final exams early so they could attend the US Open in Vail, CO. By the end of the '04 season, Josh had finished at the top of the pack at the World Skiing Invitational placing third in the rail jam.
Kye Petersen
When he’s not skiing, which isn’t often, Kye Petersen is skateboarding, hiking, climbing, biking, cliff jumping, ropeswinging, bodysurfing, listening to music and reading. Last year, Kye starred in The Edge of Never, a documentary based on the book about his 2005 trip to Chamonix, where he skied the line that killed his father, Trevor Petersen.
Logan Pehota
My name is Logan Pehota, I live in Pemberton, BC, with my family, dad Eric, mom Parveen and brother Dalton. My home mountain is Whistler Blackcomb. I have been skiing since I was 3 years old. I ski every chance I can, even in the summer, this year I was on the glacier for the month of July practicing my tricks. I also love skiing the powder and ski touring with my dad and brother.
Rich Permin
Richard Permin has been under everyone’s radar for the past couple of seasons. With impressive finishes at past Tignes Airwaves, King of Style and Freestyle.ch big airs, it was only a matter of time before he appeared atop the podium, a feat he accomplished last season in Sweden at the King of Style Big Air. Permin started skiing at the age of three and began racing at age 15.
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Sage Cattabriga-Alosa
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa was a ski-obsessed kid growing up in Alta, Wyoming, learning about the fundamentals on the race team and cutting loose in the powder. When he wasn’t thinking about skiing during the day, he was dreaming about it while he slept. It didn’t take long for his talents and energy to get him noticed, and today Sage is one of the best-known skiers in the ski-film industry.
Sammy Carlson
Every few years, someone in the ski world inevitably pulls a trick that nobody — nobody — thought possible. Minds are blown, history is made and the bar is officially raised. Then, sure enough, the trick is replicated and restyled by others and it becomes yet another requirement for playing the game at the highest level.
Sean Pettit
Unlike many young action sports athletes of today, Sean Pettit didn’t burst onto the scene; he’s been there. At the tender age of 11, he began skiing at a professional level. Two years later, the then thirteen year old made a decision that skiing was a definite career.
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Suzanne Graham
Suz Graham was born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Raised in an outdoor lifestyle she fell in love with the mountains at a young age. She has been skiing since she was 3 years old and since then it has grown into a true passion and a full-blown obsession. As a professional skier and BASE jumper, she feels her life has been elevated to heights she never would have imagined.

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