Xanthe Demas

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

Telluride BMT in Silverton

Telluride Big Mountain Team in Silverton, Colorado!

Group photo!
Telluride Big Mountain Team descended upon Silverton for the last day of unguided skiing before it opens up again in April. We enjoyed soft conditions and lots of vertical. From wide open shots to powdery trees our day was filled with quality skiing. Thanks to the crew in Silverton for a great day!

Mike Gardner launching the cornice

Sheamus Shredding it!

Brian Ensor dropping in.