Freeskiers prepare for final in Rossland tomorrow

The senior portion of the North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships kicked off yesterday at Red Mountain in Rossland.

The senior portion of the North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships kicked off yesterday at Red Mountain.

Yesterday, over 70 athletes from as far away as Europe attempted to tackle Link’s Line rocky drops. Because it is an ‘open’ event, anyone 19 and over can enter, though freeskiing skills are a requirement.

Today’s semi-finals and tomorrow’s finals take place on the adjacent Mount Roberts.

Mika Hakkola, RED Mountain Resort’s Marketing and Communications Manager, said this year’s event was even stronger than last year.

“We’ve got a great group competing.” Hakkola said, adding that it’s exciting to have the remainder of the competition in “side country” terrain.

“Side country” is defined as back country terrain that is easily accessed from a ski area. Skiing in the side country terrain of Mount Roberts offers advanced skiing with access to Paradise Chair. Mount Roberts is a part of Red Mountain Resort’s Controlled Recreational Area.

Athletes are required to have back country safety equipment to compete on Mount Roberts.

The senior event will see a cash purse of $10,000 up for grabs.

For more information on the Freeskiing Championships go to www.canadianopenfreeskiing.com.

 

Just Posted

IRM reports small sulphuric acid leak at Waneta reload

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

VIDEO: SPCA ushers in new era with Castlegar facility

$2.69-million project had ribbon cutting on Friday

Trail military exercises provide crucial training

Exercise Sapper Crucible: ‘The nuts and bolts of what a soldier is’

Thrums, Riondel, and Slocan, revisited

Place Names: Scottish author delighted by Thrums name origin

U.S. Court upholds Teck ruling

Teck appealed a previous decision that the company must pay $8.25 million in the Tribes’ court costs

VIDEO: SPCA ushers in new era with Castlegar facility

$2.69-million project had ribbon cutting on Friday

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

WHL: Kootenay Ice drop Calgary Hitmen 5-3 in home opener

Youth take centre stage as Kootenay explodes for three second-period goals

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

Most Read