Tweet Your Face Off WIth Peter Olenick

@PeterOlenick finally captured his first X Games gold medal this year, cementing his place as one of skiing’s biggest [and we mean that literally- he’s very tall] stars. Peter’s finally getting respect wherever he goes- except for the Olive Garden, since Peter says that his favorite thing to get there is “kicked out.” Read the full interview to learn more about the speedo-wearing man of the hour.

Bio: This 25 year old pro skier has been on the competition circuit since 2002. In 2007 he wowed the crowd with his Whiskey Flip at the X Games, the first double pulled in the pipe, and took home the Bronze medal. In addition to his pipe prowess, this Colorado native can also hold his own on the slopestyle course. This was evident when he double medalled at the 2004 Winter X Games. This year, he won the X Games inaugural high air comp with a 24′ 11″ Alley Oop Flatspin.

Fun in the sun, Peter Olenick

Alli Sports
Who says Monday is the worst day of the week? We’ve got @PeterOlenick joining us now for #TYFO! Hope your Monday is less manic now…

 

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Q: On a scale of 1-10, How awesome is the movie Face-Off?

Peter Olenick
A: Honestly I have never seen it, maybe that is what I do tonight. [Ed note: If Redbox knows what’s good they better have it!]

 

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Q: Lloyd Christmas described Aspen as a place where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. True?

Peter Olenick
A: This is very true. You know how trophy wife’s work right. Well they usually make beautiful babies. Aspen is full of them.

 

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Q: Did you fill out a bracket? Who was your pick to win it up?

Peter Olenick
A: I did not fill out a bracket. But I will take the under dog as always. [Ed. note: That would win a lot of money this year]

 

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Q from @Ridertech: Where is your favorite place to ride?

Peter Olenick
A: My favorite place to ride is still Aspen Snowmass. I just know the mountain so well & the park is legit. Also cant beat AK

 

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Q from @thedewtour: Have you ever used your height to intimidate another rider?

Peter Olenick
A: I would love 2 use my height to intimidate another rider but @SimonDumont06 is stronger than me so it doesnt work that well

 

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Q from @EmpireAttire: Are you excited for the Dumont cup? What do you think of Maine?

Peter Olenick
A: I love the Dumont cup, tons of fun and @EmpireAttire I think I have a nice female lined up. Maine rules, guns, beer, skiing

 

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Q from @iwsnt1749: Ninjas or Pirates? And why?

Peter Olenick
A: I think that ninja are way more BA, but a hot pirate girl costume on Halloween is hard to beat

 

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Q from @tjschiller: favorite snus? /////// @PeterOlenick A: extra sterk, for sure.

 

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Q from @katyrullo: This being an Olympic year, do you ever hope to see freestyle skiing in the Olympics? Why or why not?

Peter Olenick - 3rd Place

Peter Olenick
A: I would love more than anything to have skiing in the olympics. It is the biggest sporting event & I think that we deserve

Peter Olenick
(cont) chance 2 show the world what we can do. would be awesome. hope I am not to old 2 compete when it happens

 

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Q: If all the pro skiers were on a season of Survivor, who would win?

 

Peter Olenick

A: that is a hard one, but i know @SimonDumont06 has Indian in him so he has a good shot. I would eat colbys calf if i had 2

 

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Q from @gabefriendjones: When you get sick of the cold weather, where do you like to travel to warm up?

Peter Olenick
A: I get sick of the cold weather when its summer and I am still skiing. I like to go to Hawaii, cruises are also nice.

 

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Q from @Shay_Will: favorite thing to get when ur at the Olive Garden?

Peter Olenick
A: Kicked out. Ha Ha we usually get rowdy in there. Food wise, salad, bread sticks, and cheese ravioli

 

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Q from @HewyCanuck: How’s it feel to finally have that elusive x-games gold medal around your neck? Where do you keep it?

Peter Olenick
A: It feels awesome I have been in X for a long time and just finally got my gold. It’s framed hanging in our house.

 

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Q from @MattyHorn: Speedos or Boardshorts? and why?

Peter Olenick
A: Speedos for sure, with a body as good as mine you cant be covering it up with board shorts.

 

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Q from @colinVAPOR: Do u know who robbed u of that inch for ur record? i would slap the dude who denied u 25′

Peter Olenick goes big and takes 3rd.

Peter Olenick
A: I wish i knew. I think it was maybe me, ha ha. I had to leave some room to go bigger next year.

 

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Q from @Dmills3: What is your favorite camera phone picture that you have received?

Peter Olenick
A: I have gotten some really good ones. I like getting pics of the girls my friends are hooking up with.

 

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Final question of the day… @PeterOlenick Q from @bikerblue1972: Do you still get nervous at contests? And who is your biggest supporter?

Peter Olenick
A: I get very nervous, that feeling never goes away you just learn how to deal with it. My family has always supported me, so

Peter Olenick
A (cont.): much. I defiantly would not be here with out there help, also @SimonDumont06 helped me a lot this year.

 

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Thanks for joining us @PeterOlenick! This has personally been one of my more memorable interviews… And good luck at the Dumont Cup!

 

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Speaking of the Dumont Cup, which is hosted of course by @SimonDumont06 – the man himself, Simon, will join us for #TYFO Wed. at 4:30 ET

 

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And finally, thanks to Peter’s sponsors @MonsterEnergy and @EmpireAttire for hooking up today’s prizing. Winners will be announced later on

 

Peter Olenick
@AlliSports thank you and thanks to everyone for all the awesome questions.

 

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