Presented by Winter Park Resort, Newschoolers.com and Wells Lamont
A lot has changed since we kicked off SuperUnknown back in 2003. Skiing has come a long way- style and technicality has changed, developed, and progressed so far beyond what we could have imagined and commonplace tricks of 2018 hadn’t even been thought of.
The landscape of competition, the internet, and video parts is barely recognizable compared to what it once was- but the one constant is that there’s always a crop of talented amateurs around the globe poised for a breakout, and they’re able to use SuperUnknown to take that next step!
We’re excited to announce this year’s crop of Finalists who will join us at Winter Park Resort at the end of April. After a week of shredding and shooting, they’ll cast their votes for the winner of the 15th annual SuperUnknown!
SuperUnknown was built on the concept of providing an opportunity to any and all aspiring professional skiers to get their foot in the door of an industry that’s often hard to break into. While the contest was never explicitly designed for men, entries from women over the years have been few and far between- less than 10 in total of the 1000+ entries received over the years. This year’s lone female entry, from Germany’s Rosina Friedel stood out- painting a picture of a skier with the style, creativity, and drive to break through- and inspired us to change things up and offer her a spot at the SuperUnknown XV Finals along with the 10 other finalists.
As fate would have it, Rosina recently blew out her knee and will not be able to join us in Winter Park next month, but she’s inspired us to take the next step on behalf of all the women out there progressing the sport.
Starting in 2019, we’ll be officially opening up a Women’s category for SuperUnknown XVI, and offering up an 11th spot in the Finals to the most deserving and qualified woman. Ladies- get out there and start logging shots! We can’t wait to see what you come up with for next year’s installment of SuperUnknown!
Wild Card Winner: Jack Finn