Known as one of the steepest mogul runs around, Breckenridge’s Mach 1 is a very challenging hill just get down, and even more challenging trying to go fast in a competitive bump contest.
“The Mach is a legendary mogul venue,” said coach Mike Friedberg. “And competing on the run is a right of passage.”
Billed as the Breckenridge Rock on the Mach, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Hunter Bailey rocked the course to reach the podium in third place for Saturday’s open mogul competition.
“This is the first time I’ve been able to put two runs together down this course,” said Bailey. “It’s nice to go into the competition here on this hill and not struggle the whole time.”
“Saturday was Bailey’s first podium finish at this level,” said Friedberg. “This is the breakthrough we’ve been waiting for.”
Bailey’s teammate, Erin Coyne, skied to fourth for the women in the open moguls on Saturday, and this was her first competition after a concussion injury at Steamboat three weeks ago.
“I’m super proud of Coyne for coming back after being out of training and competition for as long as she was,” said Friedberg.
Sunday had the bump skiers in a dual mogul contest, and Bailey charged the hill to a fourth, with Chris Leseur in eighth for the men.
In the women’s dual moguls, Erin Coyne took her runs to a fifth place finish.
SSCV’s next stop on the freestyle mogul tour will be in Telluride on February 3 through the fifth.