Winners: QP - Dumont, Big Air - Tanner, Dual Moguls - GT.
Hate to say it but this was *not* a good televised skiing event. Pretty cool as a comp where NewYork/Placid locals can see some big names, but not worth televising.
The QP looked like a rock. Tanner and Dumont threw some cool stuff, but for the most part, the tricks did not make skiin look that great. Chris Hawks doing a pretty gayed out handplant could not have been good for skiing's image.
Big Air again was not that great. It looked like most of the people in it didn't feel like getting broken on the hard snow. Hell, tanner didn't even do a switch rodeo. GTs jumps sucked. Hawk did some decent cork 9's, but no grab on em (pretty good for being like 30 though). Dumont looked like he was more fuckin around then tryin to win, and Tanner did some stylie non-inverted spins for the win. The other mogul skiiers didn't do anything worth mentioning.
Dual free moguls was kinda cool, but the results made it suck. Dumont and Tanner got robbed (in my opinion). Actually, Tanner *definitely* got robbed. He 450ed off on the rail, did a clean back, and a nice dspin 9. This lost to like a straight rail hit and two 7s. He wasn't that far behind on speed either, although that was only supposed to count for 10%. After those runs, the rest was frankly pretty damned lame. GT's winning run was straight off the rail, average 3 tail, and a duffed 3 or 7 (3 i think). Snowboarders watching would have been right to laugh.
In the end, I think CBS could have picked WAY better comps to air on TV. WSI festival comes to mind, or the US Open. Both of which have WAY more talented skiing and better conditions (I'll admit it, the west 90% of the time wins on that). I also wonder how much time they spent editing it, being that it aired the day after the comp.
To end: cool to see skiin on CBS, wish it was different skiing though.
(sorry for long summary)