ohhhjayTotally new to competing, but looking to enter the Kicking horse 2*. This might be a totally impossible question to answer, but what is level of competition like for girls? Especially in a 2*? I understand that the level of skiing for the chicks isn't nearly as gnarly as it is for guys. I've skied the CPR ridge a couple times, and can huck of some smaller cliffs, but so unsure what level the ladies are skiing at! Any info would be super appreciated
I would say it's more about how you would compose yourself while competing. Year after year I watched heavily sponsored girls tomohawk down the guts of the chutes after making a turn. Then, the next day, ski the mountain like champs. If you can make strong turns and ski with some speed you will do well. If you can land cliffs you will do better. It's always a gamble with the women's field. Some events I've seen the women's division out ski the guys (Lake Louise BMC 2013) and others, they just haven't held it together. But that is the beauty of the 2*. It's a fucking fun day of skiing and a good, relaxed atmosphere to see how you handle comps. Are you familiar with the zone specifically?