posts tagged "Freeskiing World Tour"

Team Rider Ashley Maxfield’s Year In Review

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Catching up with the Skiershop Team

It has been a busy past few weeks of traveling, snowstorms, and then meltdowns… Through it all the Skiershop Team has been absolutely crushing it and having a blast at the same time. Here’s a quick recap on what has been going down – we at Skiershop couldn’t be prouder of our riders this season!

Our dynamic female duo of Louise Lintilhac and Ashley Maxfield took their skills to the Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships in Snowbird, Utah. Ashley took home 7th place, and unfortunately Weeze took home a black eye. The pictures looked scary, and we are glad that she is ok. Next up is Kirkwood, beginning April 4, 2012.

Weeze going for glory. Photo Courtesy of Dana Allen

On the jib side, Tyler Duncan and Will Hibbs recently returned from the Dumont Cup at Sunday River, ME where they both made the semi-finals – yeah boys!

Tyler Duncan at Dumont Cup

On the local level. Skiershop Riders Noah Ranallo and Colby Vavolotis continued to dominate the Ski The East Freeride Tour. Following the tour’s final stop at Jay Peak, VT, Valvolotis emerged victourous as the tour winner. For Ranallo, the Jay Peak competition marked the second time he won the Cliff Huckstable Big Air Award – Congrats boys!

For a full recap of the event click the photo which will bring you to the Ski The East site or click HERE.

Skiershop Rider Noah Ranallo – sending the bushes

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Skiershop Team Welcomes Jeremy Walker

Jeremy sending it in Jackson, WY. Photo: Derek DiLuzio

Skiershop is stoked to welcome Jeremy Walker to their Pro Team for 2011/2012. Jeremy is currently a coach for the Mad River Glen Freeride Team, and is an all around badass! Check out his bio. -  Erme

Jeremy Walker comes from a long line of skiers. His father has been a professional ski instructor in Colorado for over 40 years, and his grandfather was the original ski instructor for the 10th Mountain Division. Jeremy has continued in their footsteps by coaching freeski teams around the United States. He coached the Jackson Hole Freeride Team for 4 years – this highly competitive team has been producing some of the country’s most talented skiers who are competing nationally in the Dew Tour, Rev Tour, and the Freeskiing World Tour.

Recently, Jeremy moved back to his home state of Vermont to ski and coach at his favorite ski area, Mad River Glen. He is one of the main coaches for the Mad River Glen FreerideTeam where he aims to produce the state’s best skiers and show the world that Green Mountain Skiers are a force to be reckoned with. Jeremy’s strong skiing background mixes elements from the East and West coast, park and pipe, big mountain, moguls, and even racing. Jeremy has been a go-to skier for many Jackson Hole photographers for years, and has been featured in videos by Storm Show Studios. He is a member of Green Mountain Freeride as well as a new member to the Skiershop Pro Team. In addition, Jeremy was just placed on Kastle’s Pro/Sponsorship Team. Jeremy is very excited to be skiing for Skiershop.com as he has been an avid supporter of Skiershop since its inception.

 

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FWT Stop 2 Chilean Freesking Championships

Photos: Freeskiing World Tour / Keith Carlsen
Words: Erme Catino

The second stop of the Freeskiing World Tour just wrapped up yesterday at Ski Arpa, Chile.  Skiershop rider Ashley Maxfield finished 5th, narrowly missing the top three by a few tenths of a point.  Above is a photo of the top 5 women with Sole Diaz, Angel Collinson, and Crystal Wright taking the top three spots respectively.  Congrats Ashley!

In addition Lars Chickering-Ayers of Green Mountain Freeride won the men’s event!

For a full recap, check out the article at ESPN Freeskiing.

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Utah and the JFT World Junior Championships

Video: Subaru Freeskiing World Tour
Words: Erme Catino

Vermont has been a bit rainy the past few days, so to cure our rainy day hangover here is a little edit from the JFT World Junior Championships in Snowbird, UT.

Utah has been getting absolutely pummeled the past few weeks – heck they’ve been trying to dig out since February.  April has already left six feet of powder at Alta/Bird, and with a storm looming tonight they might reach the 200 inch base milestone!

Enjoy the video and congrats to the all the juniors who were throwing down this past weekend.  Utah looks like it will be going off this spring; the question is will you be there for one more powder fix…

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Red Bull Cold Rush and FWT Snowbird Highlights

Words: Erme Catino

The Red Bull Cold Rush is about to go down in Silverton, CO.  This unique invite only athlete judged event is hands down one of the raddest contests and is a display of freeskiing in it’s truest form.

This year 13 athletes will be competing (11 Men – Sean Pettit, Dash Longe, Sage, Sammy Carlson, Dane Tudor, Josh Bibby, Blake Nyman, Rory Bushfield, Kye Peterson, Logan Pehota, and Richard Permin and 2 Women – Suz Grahm and Grete Eliassen).  With a stacked athlete list and incredible terrain, we should see some amazing runs.

Check out the full story on The Cold Rush at ESPN Freeskiing.

Lastly, this past weekend wrapped up the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour in Snowbird, UT.  Peep the Top 3 Finals Men’s runs including Sage Cattabriga-Alosa’s highest scored run of the day.

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