Thousands watch Arne Backstrom and Local Skier Angel Collison Win the First McConkey Cup at the Subaru Freeskiing World Championships at Snowbird
March 17 2010 0 Comments
It's that time. The Freeskiing World Tour Kicks Off at Snowbird today and continues through the weekend. If you want to see some sick skiers throwing down on Snowbird's world class mountain, head on up and catch some of the action. Or follow the tour at http://www.freeskiingworldtour.com/
February 23 2010 0 Comments
On March 13th don't miss the Wasatch Powder Keg race. The Powder Keg is a test of strength and endurance for any backcountry skier. The 2010 race will feature a new course based out of Brighton Ski Resort. The race will have captivating views of Heber Valley, Mt Nebo, Mt Timpanogos, and the Cottonwood Canyons. The race division will travel close to 9 miles and have 5 climbs for a little over 5,000’ of climbing. The Recreational division will have 4 climbs for around 3,500’ of climbing in 6.5 miles. Within each division there will be categories for male/female, AT/Tele, and this year, we have even added a Rec Splitboard Division!. There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony, and raffle following the race at the Milly Chalet. For registration or more details see www.wasatchpowderkeg.com.
January 26 2010 0 Comments
Snowbird, UT, January 25, 2010 - After two days of being grounded due to weather and unsafe snow conditions, The North Face Masters was finally given the green light today on Snowbird's famed Silver Fox venue. With nearly seven feet of snow in seven days, competitors have had to put themselves on hold, although they were treated to several epic days of riding the greatest snow on earth. As the athletes boarded the tram this morning, the nervous anticipation permeated through the crowd of eager riders. The women were slated to start things off, but low visibility threatened to shut things down yet again. Fortunately, the fog began to lift and the middle and bottom portion of the venue revealed its powdery goodness. By eleven o'clock the riders were on the course laying down smooth lines through untracked fields of fresh. With an abundance of soft landings to be bombed, the women showed their fearlessness as they hucked themselves off every terrain feature in sight. Squaw Valley's Iris Lazzareschi slayed a technical line down the east side of the venue just as the clouds parted, if only for a brief moment. The windlips up high were great and the course was fun, said Iris after her run. Other standouts included Snowbird locals Kaitlin Locke and Laura Dewey. However, it was former Master's champ, Shannan Yates flawless performance that earned her the coveted Katana Sword.