Adventure

Taos Extreme Freeride Championship

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.


The West Basin features some of the steepest, most technical terrain on the mountain. It served as the venue for qualifiers and day 1. 

The West Basin features some of the steepest, most technical terrain on the mountain. It served as the venue for qualifiers and day 1. 

The Senior Men were making good use of the course, taking air wherever they could.  

The Senior Men were making good use of the course, taking air wherever they could. 

 

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Today went off without any major injuries. Thankfully this skier missed the tree. 

Today went off without any major injuries. Thankfully this skier missed the tree. 

A small kicker at the bottom of the run provided some up close action for the crowd. 

A small kicker at the bottom of the run provided some up close action for the crowd. 

Competitors were trying to squeeze points out of every inch of the course. The more technical the line the higher the score. 

Competitors were trying to squeeze points out of every inch of the course. The more technical the line the higher the score. 

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