The first day of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour's visit to Revelstoke, British Columbia finished Sunday. The stop is the third of the season, but the first to take place in North America now that winter has arrived here. The return to Revelstoke by the world's premier big mountain competition has been eagerly anticipated by everyone, and when it was all said and done, the conditions didn't disappoint. There was lots of bad weather through the end of the week, which made the early qualification rounds a bit difficult, but come Sunday, everything was bluebird skies and about 30cm of fresh on the ground.
That set the stage for some very impressive skiing from competitors who had traveled all across the world to be here. Angel Collinson was last year's overall champion for the women's tour, and currently leads this year, but had a disappointing tumble on her first run that kept her from advancing to today's finals. As it stands now, Leah Evans leads, Jacqui Edgerly follows in second, and Tatum Monod, representing the home town, is third. They're all very close in points, so the final is wide open.
The men's side of things saw 46 competitors enter. Drew Tabke leads, followed by Lars Chickering-Ayers, who sessioned a difficult bit that no one else saw to take second. Mat Jackson rounds things out in third as all the competitors get ready for a bit of helicopter skiing
While the tour won't be visiting us here at Mica Heli Guides, our tenure and heliski tours are still available for you to come enjoy the same great conditions. We have over 177,000 acres of some seriously big mountain backcountry. A powder heli ski
vacation doesn't get any better this, so book a tour today and come see why even the pros rate Mica as one of the best.