Taos reported 36 inches of snow just in time for the Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships, a big-mountain competition taking place this weekend. Friday's comp was held on West Basin, a zone full of steep rocky chutes and huge airs. Only one dilemma: Sit in the sun, soak up the vibe, and watch back flip after front flip or go shred the 36 inches of fresh? Difficult decisions down here in Taos.
Julien Lopez took home almost $2,000 from Aspen Snowmass this weekend, winning the ski championship.
It was a dramatic few days at Squaw Valley, but the big-mountain competition took place Tuesday on Silverado. The men's ski winner was Sweden's Henrik Windsted; the women's ski winner was Jackie Paaso, a Squaw local who got a wild card to compete at the event. Here are final results and videos of the winning lines.
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.