A total of 27 riders (20 men and 7 women) were dropped on the top of Mac Face in Revelstoke. It’s the most challenging and technical face in Revelstoke so was the perfect location for the competition.
The weather was proving to be the main obstacle as the Patrollers heli bombed the mountain with little results. As the terrain was tested it seemed that hand charges needed to be placed for extra safety against avalanches. Once this was complete and the mountain was deemed safe, the women went up for the first runs.
After a hotly contested competition, Leah Evans took the win with a combined score of 66.16. Even though she skied a conservative (some might say tame) line, she was the only female to stay on their feet so it was a well-deserved win. In second was Tatum Monod with a score of 46.90 and following her in third was Nicole Derksen. She notched up a score of 42.10 and earned her a bronze position.
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For the men’s competition the nails were being bitten, as the winner wasn’t decided until the final run of the day. Lars Chickering-Ayers came out on top with a score of 42.07 and a huge combined score of 79.37! Second was taken by Drew Tabke with 72.33 and third was secured with a score of 71.67 by Spencer Brinson.
It turned out to be one of the closest contest the Freeskiing World Tour had seen for some time!
Subaru Freeskiing World Tour: Final day – men
Next stop on the tour is in Jackson Hole for a tour qualifier to allow athletes to fight it out for the pre-qualified spots for the remainder of the season. If it continues like this it’ll be a hard season!