Aksel Lund Svindal is featured in a free-style skiing film, but will not compete in the sport.
Aksel Lund Svindal, Norwegian Olympic alpine skier, impresses in a film featuring his “free skiing,” a different type of alpine skiing in the tradition of Sondre Norheim and telemark skiing, but will not enter into competition with the best free skiiers.
“I have of course spent a few days on skis and I know a bit what is about, but the best are at a much higher level than I am. I have no goal to compete with the toughest,” says Aksel Lund Svindal to NRK.
Although alpine skier focus is to dominate when there are gates to pass on the ski trails, Lund Svindal has taken the time to participate in the free skiing movie “Being There”.
The recording took place in Lofoten.
“It was a bonus that it was in Lofoten, for there it is simply raw nature. You are skiing in the moment, which is fun,” says Lund Svindal
The film had its official world premiere on Sept. 24, but this part of production is not so important for Lund Svindal.
“The opening of the film is not so important for me, it was just fun to be allowed to participate in it. I am grateful for that,” he says.