In the first ever USASA event hosted by Vail, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s freeride team was able to take advantage of its home field by posting solid results.
Saturday’s competition was a slopestyle contest for skiers, and the first class to drop onto the course were the open skier men. In this class, SSCV’s Tanner Coulter took the silver. Filling two other spots in the top five for SSCV were Tyler Peterson in fourth, and Broby Leeds in fifth.
“Coulter’s runs were big and smooth,” said coach Dave Zweig. “ He grabbed well and really went down the hill.”
For the 13 to 15 year old men, Christian Pellerito won with the highest score of the day. Pellerito’s teammate, Mitchell Lee, put his run down to finish second.
“I was just trying to focus and have fun,” said Pellerito. “I stomped the best trick that I could throw; a 1080 switch (three spins off the jump going in backwards).
For the 10 to 12 year old boys, SSCV’s Felix Coudouy came away with first place.
“Overall, our group skied well and had fun, so it was definitely a good day,” coach Zweig said. “It’s good to see our athletes do well on their home hill.”