Canadian Open Freeride Championships Recap
RED Mountain Resort saw its famous terrain put to good use as athletes shredded Link's Line during the adult category of the 19th Annual Canadian Open Freeride Championships presented by Helly Hansen.
During the event, RED hosted over over 90 athletes from a mixture of Canadian and USA-based freeride teams as well as independents to compete and aspire to the title of the Canadian Open Freeride Champion.
With Mother Nature delivering 66 centimetres of snow during the previous week, athletes from as far away as Nevada, Texas and Ottawa provided the rest as they charged the course, throwing down their best lines and tricks. Day 1 saw skiers and snowboarders shred one run to qualify for finals, and Day 2 saw 50 athletes supply the stoke and skill needed to compete in the big show.
“RED’s Links Line makes for an excellent venue as it gives athletes a wide range of steep, natural challenging terrain with various cliff features and hits. Plus, with our abundant snowfall, it promotes athlete confidence to ride the terrain aggressively,” stated Nicole Briggs, RED’s Marketing & Events Manager.
For information on and photos from the 19th Annual Canadian Open Freeride Championships, visit canadianfreeskiing.com.