Out of the start on Mach1 @ Breck

This past weekend, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s freestyle team took on the Mach 1 mogul course, and the exciting young squad put together some great runs down this steep track.

The Mach 1 mogul course is one of the legendary bump runs in the sport of freestyle skiing.  World Cup, Pro Tour, and regional events have been contested on this hill.  

“It’s a right of passage to compete on this hill,” said SSCV freestyle coach, and former U.S. Freestyle Ski Team member, Mike Friedberg.  “There are only a couple other courses in the world that are as steep as Mach 1.”   

Leading the women for SSCV in Saturday’s mogul event was former collegiate diver, Karissa Tuthill.  Tuthill took fourth overall in only her fifth mogul contest.  Following Tuhill was J3 standout, Erin Coyne.  Coyne scored second for her age group and placed fifth overall.

SSCV’s Kristi Waring and Mikhaila Redovian also skied their way into the top ten, finishing sixth and tenth, respectively.

For the J3 men, Hunter Bailey and Jack Harty continue to mix it up with the older skiers on the circuit.  Bailey took first for the J3 group, and fifth overall, while Harty was second for J3s, and seventh overall.

In Sunday’s Open Mogul contest, Tuthill finished ninth overall, while Harty took first for the J3 men, and seventh overall.

“It’s super exciting that our team is putting together top to bottom runs on a course this steep,” Friedberg said.  “Our top J3s, Erin Coyne, Hunter Bailey, and Jack Harty, are bringing all the confidence of a great season onto the hill.”