Friday, April 11, 2008

LIVE TODAY - Freeskiing World Championships from Alaska

Once again has teamed up with the Subaru Freeskiing Series to be able to bring the LIVE broadcast to the Backcountry Blog. The comp will broadcast today and tomorrow right here.

Start time today is 1pm, MST. (just prior to 1pm the live player will be embeded here on this post).

That should give most of you enough time to get the bulk of your work off the plate and cruise into the weekend with an afternoon of ski stoke live from Alaska. I for one know from the last time we broadcast one of these I was surprised (should I have been?) that it was so addicting to watch. Stoke level was high while production was near an all time low. ski athlete Cody Barnhill pulled of a win during the qualifying round yesterday at the Subaru Freeskiing World Championship being held at Alyeska Resort in Alaska.

Images from yesterday's qualifying round by Keith Carlson

At the qualifying round yesterday 11 women and 71 men headed up to the top of Alyeska’s North Face in hopes of joining the 50 or so pre-qualified World Tour athletes in the main event which begins today.
As mentioned, Cody Barnhill came away the winner from the men and Rebecca Selig of Timber Ridge, MI, smoothly executed an impressive cliff drop and ended her run with a long chain of technically perfect turns down the North Face to lead the women’s qualifying field.

Matt Sturbenz
The Subaru Freeskiing World Championships is the third and final stop of the Freeskiing World Tour as well as the sixth and final stop of the Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series.




Blogger rob story said...

Possibly one of the worst falls I've ever seen a skier take, if not the worst. Prayers and positive vibes go out John Nicoletta.

4/11/2008 8:19 PM

Blogger powstash said...

Rob - thanks for the kind comment. I happened to turn it off for just a bit prior to it happening and am glad to have not seen the crash given the comments from friends.

Indeed, prayers and positive thoughts for John and his family.

4/11/2008 11:43 PM

Blogger powstash said...

Just read that John Nicoletta died from the fall he took. To his family on behalf of we send our deepest condolences as a fantastic athlete, person and friend in the mountains has passed on.

You'll be missed John. RIP.

If you'd like to see a recent interview of John visit the Aspen Plum TV

4/11/2008 11:54 PM


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