Xanthe Demas

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Good to the last drop.

Telluride Freeride All Mountain Team finishes the season with great snow and big air!

Orion Willits going deep in Lake View, final training of the season

Brian Ensor sending it off the cornice! Gold Hill One

Tashi Hacket launching in Revelation Bowl

The Crew in Taos, NM

Huge thanks to everyone for a fun, successful, safe ski season. This years coveted BMT awards went to the following recipients:

SICK BIRD: Greg Hope
HUCK AWARD: Tashi Hackett


See you next winter.....

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Salomon Extreme Freeride Championship Taos, NM

Conditions in Taos could not have been better for the freeride competition this season. After a long drive on snowy roads through quite a blizzard we awoke our first morning to 15 plus inches of fresh snow! Holy face shots!

Max going deep on inspection day!

Kyle Koenig, really?

The competition venues could not have been better and the weather cooperated as well. Telluride Big Mountains skiers, represented with style!

Greg Hope

Max Walker Silverman

Kyle Koenig, Kachina Peak

Tashi Hacket

Tashi Hacket

Kyle Koenig

With incredible terrain, often good snow and some of the best Mexican food in the country, Taos has become a favorite event for the Telluride BMT.

Xanthe Demas hiking to west basin

Group jump photo on the bridge crossing the Rio Grande!

Congratulations to all the athletes who attended this event! The skiing was impressive across the board! Huge props to Xanthe Demas who won the jr. female division and Greg Hope who placed 3rd in the jr. men. No doubt a lot of fun was had by all!

For more images from Taos check out this link: http://www.chasonphoto.com/taos2010/

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Telluride Freeride All Mountain Team

A few photos from recent Telluride Big Mountain Team training...

Hiking Palmyra

Tashi hiking the Peak

Kyle Prospect Ridge

Mike G, Tram Shot

Brian E, lower Palmyra

Kyle in Black Iron Bowl

G Hope, Gold Hill One

G Hope, double drop

There are more pics where these came from, I am working on creating an online gallery where these and other photos can purchased, printed, and framed. All the proceeds will go toward TSSC Big Mountain Team. Thanks for viewing!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Silverton 2010

Group photo!

For the third year in a row the Telluride Big Mountain Team spends a day exploring the steeps at Silverton Mountain.

Greg Hope getting some freshies in upper Mandatory

Jamie Finney

Max Walker Silverman

In the Mandatory Air Chute

Thanks to all the folks at Silverton Mountain for having some great terrain open and letting us ski it!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Targhee Jr Freeskiing competition

Michael Gardner 2009 Targhee Jr. freeskiing tee off Champion!

Day 2 super finals entrance air

Finals day was an impressive show of skiing, Juniors from all over the west converged in Targhee for this event. Everybody was impressed with the level of skiing. Michael knew what the judges were looking for and laid down two runs in the final day jam packed with creative, smart, technical skiing. Leaving nothing for the judges to question.

Michael sending it into the steeps, Day two

Michael Gardner day one air

Another top podium finish for Michael Gardner

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Telluride Big Mountain Team represents

Xanthe Demas and Michael Gardner represent with podium finishes in freeskiing competitions!

Xanthe Demas 3rd Place Finish Snowbird, Utah

Michael Gardner Jr. Champion Taos New Mexico!

Congratulations to Xanthe and Michael. Telluride BMT representes in Taos with first place finishes in the mens and womans jr. divition. Great skiing earned them each some prize $$$ cool trophies and a bag full of cool swagg!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Telluride Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier

Telluride Big Mountain Team represents in Telluride FWT qualifier!

Inspection Day turned up sketchy conditions

With over 150 skiers inspecting the rocky rib on Genevie conditions were ever changing and line choice was changing as well. Smart skiing and good decisions let to good scores.

Chason Russell's day one run

Mike Gardner stoked to be in the heli to the top of the finals venue

There was a lot at stake to make the finals this year in Telluride. MSI had huge plans to fly the finalist to the summit of Palmyra Peak for a true big mountain competition. Strong winds and ever changing weather conditions made the heli ride the most exciting part of finals day.

Mike Gardner laying down the top scoring run of the day!

Huge props to Mike Gardner of the Telluride Big Mountain Team for putting down a calculated well skied run that brought him from the 33rd position to 5th place overall. Skiing smart and strong won huge points with the judges. Line well skied!

Finals venue on Palmyra Peak

Challenging conditons and flat light made for an exciting finals.
Mens Results:
1st Mark Welgos
2nd Arnie Backstrom
3rd Chason Russell
4th Lars Aires
5th Michael Gardner