Unlike many young rippers today, Sean Pettit didn’t burst onto the scene; he’s always been there. At the tender age of 11, he began skiing at a professional level. Two years later, the then 13-year-old made a decision that skiing was a definite career. Quietly honing his skills on Whistler-Blackcomb for years, Sean became recognised by companies like K2 and Oakley, when he was a grom.
Sean has recorded some major wins in the world of skiing. 2010 brought a solid part in MSP's film The Way I See It, a second-place finish in the Red Bull Linecatcher and also bragging rights as the Red Bull Cold Rush Champ. 2011 kicked off with a win at Red Bull Linecatcher in January, and in March, Sean defended his Cold Rush title on Silverton Mountain. He also had a prominent segment in the film ‘Attack of La Niña’, and earned a Best Male Performance award.
2012 was filled with similar success for Sean. Yet again he walked away with a Powder Magazine Video Award for Best Male Performance, as well as a second place in the reader’s poll. In 2013, he added Powder Magazine Best Natural Air Award to his ever-growing list of accolades and received a silver medal for his ESPN X Games Tignes Real Ski Backcountry part.
Winter 2013/2014 was a tough one for the Whistler ripper. Sean spent most of the season on the couch nursing an ankle injury. But summertime in Whistler means Camp Of Champs time and Sean Pettit is back on track and ready to rock! - TEXT ℅ RED BULL