Party in April, sleep in May, as the saying goes. Or is it ski tonnes of slackcountry pow in April, sleep in May. Either way, we're just over half way through the 2013 World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, and damn has it been a good time so far. (Top image by Stewart Medford. Click to expand)
This weekend wrapped up my first experience at the Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge and I am stoked to have been a part of this event. Using the tried and true formula of awesome skiing and a spectacular after party, Lake Louise provided a great weekend for many.
The third FWQ and first of three Subaru Freeride Series events went down this weekend at Moonlight Basin, Montana. The clouds were thick and the snow was variable but the excitement was very high as competitors from across the world came to show their skills and acquire some much needed points. This was a 4* event meaning the highest level of competition on the qualifier tour.
The only Canadian Freeride World Qualifier event went down this weekend at Castle Montain Resort in Alberta, an hour and a half South West of Lethbridge. As this was a brand new event on the circuit no one knew what to expect for a venue or the comp as a whole, but everyone who showed up was glad they did.
After a gorgeous weekend at Taos New Mexico the Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships wrapped up Saturday. This was the first FWQ of the season and being a 4* event it brought the best athletes from across the world who are chasing much needed points to qualify for next seasons Freeride World Tour.
Day 1 & 2
Day 1 of the 2013 Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships in Taos New Mexico went off today, blue bird and all. With Crested Butte being postponed due to low snowpack, this was the first FWQ event of the season. Taos is a 4* event, being the highest level of competition on the qualifier circuit; the best of the best were brought out.