Excitement was high today as the 10th Annual Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships, held at Red Mountain in Rossland BC, kicked off with the qualifier. The Canadian Freeski Championships is the first stop on the Canadian Freeski Tour and also a feeder event for the World Freeski Tour.
After a few weather days delaying the FWT competition in Revelstoke (read - all of us skiing mad pow while waiting for a weather window), we had to leave town before the final day of the Subaru Canadian Freeskiing Championships. But the show must go on of course, and it sounds like it the final day on Mac Face was pretty sweet indeed.
We all know the rule... never leave a ski resort when it's snowing. But what if you're heading for a place where it's snowing even harder? Like 35 overnight, and 55cm in 48 hours. And what if a wolf pack of freeskiing shred-dogs from around the world are converging on that same place? I think we've got grounds for an exception here, wouldn't you say?
It's a happy new year indeed for one lucky entrant in Doglotion & Mountain Hardwear's Winterstoke contest.
With barely 50cm of base and some bullet proof conditions leading up to Stop #2 on the Freeskiing World Tour in infamou Las Lenas, Argentina, skiers and competitors alike were wondering how the comp was going to be pulled off.» Read More »
The Volkl NZ Freeski Open came to a spectacular close at Treble Cone Ski Area today with New Zealanders Alex Lynden (Auckland) and Janina Kuzma (Wanaka) crowned champions of The North Face Big Mountain Event.
This is Lynden’s first win in The North Face Big Mountain, while Kuzma, of Wanaka made it her sixth straight victory in a row.» Read More »
It's on... Freeskiing World Tour season! While some of you are sippin' beers and kickin it in summer mode, some rippers are already givin'er on the big mountain freeskiing scene - at stop #1 of the 2010/11 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour. (Main Image: Drew Stoeklein)» Read More »
The eight days of the 2010 World Heli Challenge have come to an end and, despite extremely challenging weather conditions, this year’s event was a resounding success. The world’s top skiers and snowboarders have promised they’ll be back again in 2011. (Video coming soon).» Read More »
Competitors at the 2010 World Heli Challenge woke up to a heavy inversion layer last week and there was question about whether the Extreme Day would run. Bound and determined to make the day a success, event founder Tony Harrington (Harro) and technical director, Nick Mills, headed out in a helicopter through breaking cloud to assess the situation.» Read More »