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USFO Big Air Highlights

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Dark skies, bright lights, and big air were the key elements on Saturday night.

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An athlete steals big air on the slopes at the USFO.

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Most athletes did a Switch 1080 with some grabs mixed in, while a few attempted kangaroos.

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The valley at Copper Mountain was chilly and snowy, but that didn’t stop the crowds from showing up to support the athletes.

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Mike Riddle shows off with a Switch 1080 during the second run.

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While the powder day was embraced by skiers earlier today, the falling snow slowed down athletes’ jumps, making the airs smaller.

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Henrik Lampert shows some ski skin during his big air run.

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Charles Gagnier goes big and tricks out the camera during his second run.

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An athlete get major air during the first run.

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Snow filled the sky during the Big Air competition.

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Crowds gathered at the bottom of the run, awaiting each athlete’s fate.

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An athlete throws down on his trick.

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Friends Jossi Wells (left) and Colby West hug at the bottom of the course. They finished in the top two spots, with West taking first.

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Colby West’s perfect landings, textbook 1080s, and HUGE air earned him first place in the USFO’s Big Air Invitational.