Crested Butte was the first ski resort in the lower 48 to have an extreme skiing competition. Lots of history with guys like Seth Morrison , Dean Cummings and Shane McConkey tearing up the slopes in these parts. I’m pretty sure Senor Morrison is still pissed he didn’t win this event. These days, the good folks at the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour run the show and what a show it is. You can watch a live feed of the event everyday, from qualifiers to the finals right here on the ski channel. How cool is that! While you’r'e working you can catch the action and witness the insane level of skiing going on these days.
Part of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour (FWT), a Mountain Sports International (MSI) series, the U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships in Crested Butte is the longest running event of its kind, hosting male, female, junior and masters competitors. Bragging rights and a cash purse totaling $20,000 – the largest on the freeskiing circuit – ensure a talented field and edge-of-the-seat excitement as competitors descend steep, technical lines in CBMR’s legendary Extreme Limits terrain.
“This is an iconic event for CBMR,” said Daren Cole, vice president of sales and marketing for the resort. “Many of the best-known freeskiers in the world have carved out a place in history at this competition. The Extremes are such a unique aspect to the resort and this week they get the spotlight.”
For results, photos, athlete profiles and more you can always go to freeskiingworldtour.com.
Check out the video below taking you through what was last years day one venue, Staircase in the North Face.