I was lucky enough to compete in skier-x many years ago at winter-x. The quals where all done through the lord of the boards series (an old uncle-E joint) and espn-sponsored one mountain events held across the country.
The first few years where mostly cross over big-mountain and freestylers - but once the money got large then all the huge x-racers from europe came over and killed it. Standing next to a 230-lb swede and some HGH'd x-us b-teamer with nothing to lose was fucking scary and sketch ball.
The biggest problem was that we ran a snowboarder course and the jumps were WAY too small. Everyone overshot every feature, going three strong over a jump taking it to the flats at 50mph was dangerous.
I got out of it in 2000 when I realized I sucked compared to the nut jobs with wax pros and 50lbs more muscle than me.
There are still local quals every year - I know sugar bowl has an x-games qualifier every season - good luck against Rahlves and the Hudson brothers there -
i've done a couple of skier-x races in my life and i think im going to start taking more of an interest in it now that it's not the big clusterfuck that it used to be. got 3 or 4 races to do this year and some training, might try for an x-games qualifier next year depending on how i do this year.
Well unless you have raced world cup or at the very least NoAm downhills good luck beating any of those guys. Not exactly a sport you can just get into if you havent had any seriose race training (like years of race training) Errol Kerr who is the youngest guy in the skier cross still competes in high ranked racing events and skiercross and trains gates all summer. Skier cross isn't half racing half freestlyle its 3/4 racing and 1/4 experience, these guys hit big jumps in normal downhill races so they don't exactly need park experience