Monday, January 25, 2010

CFS in Revelstoke, BC

In January, 2010, Nick Fountain and Alex Else traveled to Revelstoke, British Columbia for the Canadian Freeskiing Championships. They drove straight through the 25 hour trek to arrive at the base of Revelstoke Resort on a cloudy powder day.

The weather stayed cloudy and snowy during the week in Canada, but the boys were able to keep their tips up and get some pics of the area. the resort itself is only 4 years old with 1 gondola and 2 high speed chairs. It has 5640 vertical feet to ski and a huge amount of side country open to any rowdy skiers and riders. Mackenzie face (below) is one HUGE peak that only 1 guy has ever skied.

Fountain showed how east coast skiers can rip on any snow conditions with a 5th place finish in the qualifier on Seperate Reality (below). He flashed the upper section and soared the main cliff to a stomped landing, then made super G turns into the lower trees where he aired out and into the finish.

Both Else and Fountain had bad luck on Day 1 of the event. Fountain teed up a modest 40 foot drop that ended with a back slap taking him out of the top 20. Else attempted a double stager but ended with a backseat landing that landed him 24th, and 1 point below the cut to continue to the heli access finals the following day. There is always next year for the Canadian Freeskiing Championships in beautiful Revelstoke, BC.

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