Adventure

Say My Name: The Girl Behind the Goggles

For the past two seasons, Grete (Gret-a) Eliassen has travelled from Scandinavia to Argentina for her upcoming feature-length film. Shot fully in high-definition, the film explores what it's like to be an international ski superstar. Here are some photos from the project, and watch for the film when it drops this fall.


Say My Name follows female professional skier Grete Eliassen through two of her strongest seasons to date.

Say My Name follows female professional skier Grete Eliassen through two of her strongest seasons to date.

Grete's skills are evident when she's in the air as well as on the ground.

Grete’s skills are evident when she’s in the air as well as on the ground.

Shot fully in high-definition, the film explores what it's like to be an international ski superstar, twenty-two year old X-Games gold medalist, and…

Shot fully in high-definition, the film explores what it’s like to be an international ski superstar, twenty-two year old X-Games gold medalist, and female world record holder.

The 23 year-old skier has multiple X Games gold medals under her belt, but has recently turned her attention to big mountain riding. 

The 23 year-old skier has multiple X Games gold medals under her belt, but has recently turned her attention to big mountain riding.

 

The Salt Lake City, UT local can shred everything from X-Games halfpipes to cheese-grater rocks.

The Salt Lake City, UT local can shred everything from X-Games halfpipes to cheese-grater rocks.

This past season, Grete broke the women's world hip record by soaring 31  feet in the air. Here, she inspects the jump.

This past season, Grete broke the women’s world hip record by soaring 31 feet in the air. Here, she inspects the jump.

“There is no other experience in the world that feels even close to what  I feel when I am jumping.

“There is no other experience in the world that feels even close to what I feel when I am jumping.” The custom 30-foot tall hip was the biggest feature ever built at the Canyons.

Red Bull, one of Grete's main sponsors, recently brought her out to Tooele, UT, to get behind the wheel of a racecar for the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup.

Red Bull, one of Grete’s main sponsors, recently brought her out to Tooele, UT, to get behind the wheel of a racecar for the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup.

The Minnesota native often mixes her own music podcasts. Give 'em a listen here.

The Minnesota native often mixes her own music podcasts. Give ’em a listen here.

“My main goal with this film is to inspire,” she says. “Women have been skiing hard forever and I want girls everywhere to see the full circle that I…

“My main goal with this film is to inspire,” she says. “Women have been skiing hard forever and I want girls everywhere to see the full circle that I live. They can go in the park and have fun; they can get snowmobiles and head out into the backcountry.” For more on Say My Name and the project, head to their website.