Stop four of the Freeride World Tour took place at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Salt Lake City, Utah. Unfortunately many storms throughout the week and weekend delayed the competition on Saturday March 1st and Sunday March 2nd, but day of competition couldn’t have been more perfect. Silver Fox, the venue of choice, was primed for competition with a fresh layer of snow and a bluebird sky up above. More than 60 of the world’s best athletes from around the world gathered at Snowbird to compete and show how much the sport has progressed.
Photo: Freerideworldtour.com / D. Carlier
Excited fans gathered on March 5th to see the athletes put it all on the line as they dropped into Silver Fox and no one was disappointed.
The women skiers came out strong with top performances across the board, but in the end SCOTT athlete Lorraine Huber from Austria took first place with a score of 85.00. With two third place finishes at Chamonix and Fieberbrunn stops, Huber was thrilled to finish this go around on top.
Photo: Freerideworldtour.com / M. Monahan
Photo: Freerideworld.com / J. Dash
The last event of the day was men’s skiing the most anticipated event of the tour. Each skier was looking to score big numbers on Silver Fox. USA Lars Chickering-Ayers ended up taking first place with the highest score of the day, 90.25. Close behind Chickering-Ayers was SCOTT athlete Jeremie Heitz with a score of 88.75. Heitz had a seamless, clean run with several large airs making him the obvious choice for second. In third place came Sam Smoothy of New Zealand.
Photo: Freerideworldtour.com / J. Dash
The overall standings are as follows for the Men’s and Women’s Skiing:
Two SCOTT athletes continue to hold their places in the overall rankings moving onto stop #5 in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada Sunday March 9, 2014.