Mount Snow Resort recently hosted the 5th Annual Carinthia Open. The Carinthia Open is an Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) Bronze Certified Event and is open to male and female skiers and riders at the professional amateur levels. Over 110 professional and amateur skiers and snowboarders took part in the slopestyle course to stake their claim on their share of the great prizes and $10,000 purse. The event took place on The Gulch, which is one of the eight terrain parks at Mount Snow’s Carinthia — and the only all-freestyle terrain mountain face on the East Coast. Top amateurs went home with tons of great prizes from event sponsors and the top professionals will be cashing checks they earned from part of the $10,000 purse.
The resort saw a huge turnout on a very sunny St. Patrick’s Day. The pressure was on, and inspired every competitior to bring their A-game. Both the skiers and snowboarders went huge, throwing down incredibly technical tricks on the rail section at the top of the course and launching huge airs off the three 45-55 foot kickers at the bottom of the course.
The competition was steep, but in the end it was Vermont Native Dale Talkington who took first place in the pro men’s ski division, Jamie Crane-Mauzy for the women’s pro ski division win and Cody Ellison for the men’s pro snowboarders.
Event sponsors included Skull Candy, Bern, Smith Optics, Rome SDS, Contour, Freeskier Magazine, Neff and Rossignol.
For more information about Carinthia at Mount Snow visit carinthiaparks.com.