Words & photos by Red Mountain Resort

RED Mountain Resort concluded The North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships in fine form on Saturday, January21st. With fresh snow on the slopes and a charged group of competitors, the event finished with a bang.

“The event was one of the best yet. The conditions were great and the team worked together to finish the 2012 Canadian Open.” said Erik Kalacis, RED Mountain Resort’s General Manager. “There were a lot of volunteers involved in the event to make both the junior and senior events happen; a big thanks to their efforts. Thanks as well to all the competitors. We’re looking forward to a bigger and better event next year”.

“There was some great skiing on the slopes of Mount Roberts. We had a really tight race at the end. The top five spots all fell within about one point so it was fractions that separated the top finishers.” noted Jeff Holden, the Canadian Open’s head judge. The top five men and women received prize money to a total cash purse of $10,000.

The Kokanee Afterparty was in Rafters Bar with DJ Incorrigible spinning tunes to a packed house. With athletes and spectators enjoying the festivities, The North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships concluded for another year.

Results

Women

1) Julie Thomas - 89.83

2) Aleta Corbett - 82.60

3) Tanya Callon - 79.95

4) Rachel Findler - 73.33

5) Martha Burley - 70.58

6) Heather Campbell - 66.33

Men

1) Adam McCraw - 98.60

2) Laurent Gauthier - 98.53

3) Richard Small - 98.32

4) Luke Nelson - 98.05

5) Eric Young - 95.07

6) Shikaichi Ueki - 93.82

7) Connery Lundin - 90.73

8) Jacob Boyd - 90.48

9) Matt Francisty - 86.43

10) Paris Tolmachoff - 85.47

11) Yu Sasaki - 84.53

12) Alex Wall - 83.57

13) Ian Brown - 83.45

14) Rylan Kappler - 81.43

15) Nick Leboe - 79.52

16) Adam Siltanen - 78.77

17) Jesse Mastadon - 77.20

The North Face Canadian Freeskiing Open Championships Recap By Red Mountain Resort

The North Face Canadian Freeskiing Open Championships with the UBC Freeride Team

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