Wednesday, March 5, 2014- after the delay of the competition at Snowbird on Sunday, March 2nd, the new venue, Silver Fox, was primed for competition with a fresh layer of snow. More than 60 of the world’s best freeriders from around the world gathered to compete at the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® (FWT). Silver Fox has played host to many freeride competitions in the past. Its consistent pitch allows riders to open up the throttle and punctuate runs with a variety of features located on the face. An enthusiastic crowd gathered to enjoy the spectacle and cheer for their favorite ski and snowboard athletes.
The women’s ski category had exceptionally strong performances across the board. The judges and crowd were amazed by the speed and large airs managed by many in this category. Kästle athlete Lorraine Huber of Austria has had an excellent season with third place finishes in both Chamonix and Fieberbrunn. She topped off her season with first place at Snowbird and a score of 85.00. Huber’s fluid run featured a massive air in the middle of the venue. She now leads the tour in points.
“I have had two solid results so far on the tour this season, so my strategy was to really step it up with a bigger feature and it worked out perfectly,” exclaimed Huber. “I studied the venue for hours and days really. This is my first win on the Tour! We saw an amazing show today for the girls!”
Fotocredit: Freeride World Tour