Caledon Ski Club has never seen anything like it – a pair of decent jumps and a few trickable rails front and center! Notorious for having sub-par terrain park features for competitive freeskiers and snowboarders, Caledon made a big push to have the best terrain they ever have had for this contest. Shreducation’s very own Max Moffatt spent a few days in the snowcat helping prepare the course for the weekend’s event. Thanks Max!
Friday was the first day of training and many of the athletes were impressed with what they saw, although speed was an issue for the lighter skiers on the bigger jumps. It was a successful morning of training and one skier even made a few attempts at a double flat 7. The bitter cold temperatures and the hard knuckles on the jumps persuaded many of the top contenders to continue their practice at the Shreducation Training Facility across the street at the Moffatt’s.
The main event took place on Saturday and the Shreducation Ski Team was turning heads every run! Connor Nevin pushed it further every time and ended up landing a backflip, to 630 off the cannon box, then a big corked 900 on the last jump.
Coming off his strong placing at the Canadian Open the week before, Riley Webb had a big run planned but pushed it a little too hard and couldn’t link his run together for another strong placing.
Alex Finlay is another honorable mention with strong skiing and beautifully stylish grabs on his 360s.
The big show was Max Moffatt. His runs were big, technical, and very impressive. Max set the bar high with beautiful skiing and there wasn’t anyone who could catch him or his high score. Congrats Max, bringing some home-club pride!
Shreducation also had a strong women’s contingent. Darcy Malone was smooth and stylish handling the course like a boss!
Lauren Crawford went for it and had some very strong training runs. Her spins off of the jumps were some of the best she had ever done. She took some pretty serious slams going for her big 360s, but prevailed and took 1st Place in her category! We are excited to see what she’s got next time.
Rachael Anderson definitely showed the other girls what’s up! She had a great run with some switch tricks onto and off the rails, a switch 180, and a giant 540 getting her grab! The podium found Rachael in 2nd place to a less technical run.
On the men’s side it was Conner Nevin taking the Bronze in his category, and Max Moffatt taking 1st place in his with the highest score of the day!
It was a successful weekend and the Shred Ski Crew is getting ready for the big events approaching in the upcoming weeks! Next stop Stratton VT for the North Face PPOS, then off to Bear Mtn. California for the War of Rails!