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 at Whistler-Blackcomb for years, Sean became recognised years ago by companies like K2 and Oakley, while he was still a grom.
Since the age of 17, 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, as he yet again 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, as well as a silver from the judges for his ESPN X Games Tignes Real Ski Backcountry part.
Winter 2013/2014 was a tough one for the Whistler ripper, as he spent most of the season on the couch nursing an ankle injury.
But you can't keep a good man down for long and Sean came back with a bang in a full part video in 2015; a new video series 'Keep Your Tips Up' and he won Best Natural Air at the 2016 Powder Awards.Read more