All photos: Rachel Bock/Slvsh
Tomorrow’s featured matchup is a clash of Canada vs. Norway. Max Moffatt and Benjamin Forthun will be going head to head as round 1 of SLVSH Cup Grandvalira quickly nears its end. The winner will face Daniel Hanka in the quarter finals, and if their skiing is any indication, it looks like it’s gonna be a close one. Let us know who you think is going to take it, you're 1 for 6 by the way NS.
SLVSH Record: 2 games, 0 wins
Though he may have a losing record in SLVSH, Max Moffatt is by no means a loser when it comes to skiing. This kid has been killing it in the last couple of years, and it’s only a matter of time before he takes over. The Ontario native transferred to Calgary, Max is holding it down for his Canadian roots.
Unique to SLVSH, fellow competitors are often chosen as a referee. If Max doesn’t come out on top in SLVSH, after his turn at calling a game, it’s good to know he’s got something to fall back on. It’s difficult to guess what a skier will try, but seemingly a fan of piecing together lines, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few thrown in there. Equally as good on jumps and rails, he’s gonna be a tough one to get by.
SLVSH Record: Newcomer
A first time SLVSH contender, and a relatively new face to the ski scene, it’s time to get woke. Benjamin the type of dude to make you question whether or not you’re actually watching a ski edit. He has one of those casual styles, looking like he simply switched out his shoes for some ski boots, get ready for some smooth skiing.
To my, and most likely your, surprise the surfer of the two isn’t the one with the Spicoli-esque hair. An experienced river and wave surfer, Benjamin is one of the few skiers who can actually lay claim to getting pitted. I may be biased, but I wouldn’t hesitate to assume this is where he gets some of his ease of flow from. Knowing this, and having replayed a number of his tricks, the jump hip, or the white wave, might just be his area of attack.