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The Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships were held at Kirkwood, California on Sunday, Feb 27th and Monday, Feb 28th—two beautiful bluebird days after a storm

North American Freesking Championships

After a storm delay, the North American Freeskiing Championships wrapped up Monday at Kirkwood. Kirkwood local Josh Daiek upset the men's field to win. On the women's side, Angel Collinson, the current tour leader, came out on top again. Here's what the competition looked like.

After getting settled, we head out to explore, skinning past the bear-frequented waste-management shed at the edge of town, past the hydroelectric dam on Copper Creek, and up to the mine entrance (it’s closed). The snow down low is wet and heavy, and visibility nonexistent, but as we head up into Copper Basin, a brief opening in the clouds gives us a tantalizing peek at the terrain I’d been imagining skiing for years.

Holden Village

Holden Village, a remote village in mountainous north-central Washington, could be home to the most spectacular backcountry skiing in the Lower 48.