Today saw the start of the NZ Freeski Open, with the Slopestyle Qualifiers held at Cardrona. A field of 45 guys, competing for 12 spots for tomorrows semi-finals.
Today’s top qualifiers were pulling right and left double corks in there run, with American Christopher Laker taking the lead followed by the Gagnier brothers, Vincent then Charles. They will be joining the likes of X-Games Gold Medallist Bobby Brown and Wanaka local Byron Wells.
.NZ Freeski Open Qualifiers. Photo courtesy of Stefan Haworth and snowsports.co.nz
Tomorrow will see the women’s semi-finals kick off at 9.20am followed by the men’s semi-finals. Going to be a good show.