St. Patrick’s Day marks the fourth stop of the 2012 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour, and Snowbird is in at the center of all the action.
Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the finals will begin on Northwest Baldy. As a season favorite and the biggest event Snowbird will host this season, it is bound to be an exciting affair for both athletes and spectators. Organizers are expecting to head into the weekend with typical spring spring weather, warm temperatures and light snow.
Angel Collinson, a Snowbird local, leads the women’s tour with 6900 points and will be fighting to maintain her position. She and her brother, Johnny, will have a home slope advantage as well as Leo Ahrens and Nick Greener. Crystal Wright is not far behind with a grand total of 6680. And with 3730 points, Ashley Maxfield is in third.
The men’s tour is lead by Josh Daiek of Kirkwood. With 4375 points, his score will be the one to beat. Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit is nudging his way up with 4115. Rounding out the top positions is his fellow countryman, Adrien Coirier with 3600 points.
The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour has an unprecedented six stops that ends with $110,000 in winnings and the presentation of the McConkey Cup, the award honoring skiing legend and IFSA founder, Shane McConkey. The highly sought after backcountry.com Sickbird Award is also awarded to the athlete with the most spirit, style, and wow-factor.
With two more stops on the tour, it is still anyone’s game. Don’t miss this stop on the largest, longest running competitive big mountain freeskiing tour in the history of the sport!