Grete Eliassen Chooses WEND Wax as Her One for the Road |

Grete Eliassen Chooses WEND Wax as Her One for the Road

Four-time U.S. Open Champion Grete Eliassen,  one of the best  all-around skiers today,  has signed an Olympic year contract with WEND Wax. #RoadToSochi #WendWaxWillGetYouThere #MadeinCalifornia

Eliassen, whose career highlights include 3rd Place World Ski Championships Slopestyle and 3rd Place Winter X Games 15 – Slopestyle, is known for her versatility and smooth style.  Now that Slopestyle skiing is making its Olympic debut in Sochi 2014 her sights are set on qualifying for the team.   She joins the WEND Elite Team of Daron Rahlves, Lindsey Jacobellis, Kazu Kokubo, Simon Dumont, Heather McPhie, Nick Goepper, John Teller, Anais Caradeux and Travis Gerrits.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the WEND team and having access to their innovative line of waxes. With the Olympics on the horizon, I am taking training to a whole new level and having a great wax will definitely help,” exclaimed Grete.

“Signing Grete to our WEND Elite Team is fantastic!  With her ambition and impressive bag of tricks, Grete adds that special something to our already amazing group of WEND athletes,” stated John Dahl.

With a mother from the Midwest and a father from Norway, Eliassen grew up speaking both English and Norwegian. At the age of two she found the excitement of her life in skiing, and once she took to freeskiing she never looked back. Since her debut, Eliassen has won the U.S. Open four times as well as captured two gold, two silver and two bronze medals at the Winter X Games. She is the only female skier to have medaled in both the first halfpipe and slopestyle X Games events.  Grete has her eyes set on the 2014 Olympic Games where Freeskiing Slopestyle will make its Olympic debut.
About WEND

WEND, a Wax Research brand, is an innovative line of Natural MF and fluoro racing waxes, overlays, bars, pastes including a full range of tuning shop waxes and base treatments.  WEND continues to redefine the way we think about snow waxes.  As a leader in the global wax market, Wend unwinds traditional logic as witnessed in the performance of their trailblazing formulas. Founded in Encinitas 1972, Wax Research is recognized by the international sport community as one of the original surf accessory companies.  This family of like-minded people is dedicated to that vital spark of individualism and adventure.  A grassroots manufacture, every handcrafted bar of high quality surf and ski wax is poured in their California factory.


Posted on: December 4, 2013