After two days of delays due to clouds, fog, and falling snow, the finals for the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) took to “Mac Daddy” on Mackenzie Peak at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia. Northern Canada has consistent early season snowfall, which makes this a great venue for this event.
The event combined 25 pre-qualified skiers plus skiers who had to qualify on location for this event. Going into this event, Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit led the series with American Josh Daiek and Lars Chickering-Ayers following. On the ladies’ side, Americans Crystal Wright and Angel Collinson held the lead.
After two days of runs, Collinson and Wright came out on top, with fellow Americans Jess McMillan and Louise Lintilhac completing the top four. For the men, Canadian Kye Petersen won the event with Americans Oakley White Allen and Drew Tabke finishing in second and third, respectively. Oakley also took home the Sickbird award for posting the run or trick with the biggest wow factor.
This FWT is the longest running big mountain ski tour in the world. In its 15 years of existence, Subaru has been a sponsor of the tour since 1998.
This event is based on two runs that are judged on speed, control, and big tricks. Unlike many of the groomed courses, these runs are straight off the natural terrain of the mountain face; there are no built-in jumps.
The FWT heads to Moonlight Basin in Montana January 26-29. Look for live webcasts to be available from the event. For more on FWT, go to http://www.freeskiingworldtour.com.