Today at Buttermilk Mountain in beautiful Aspen, Colorado, 12 male and 8 female competitors took to the X Games superpipe to compete in the Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open. When it was all said and done, local-boy Alex Ferreira took home first place on the men’s side and Cassie Sharpe won on the women’s side. Ferreira (91.60), started off with a left tail, followed by a switch 720 mute, left 900 nose, right double flat 900 Japan and left 1260 tail.
“It was a really difficult contest and I was happy to be a part of it,” said Ferriera of the 10th Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open. “The level of riding out there today was insane.”
Sharpe (83.20), began her run with a flair on the right side, followed by a left mute grab, right straight air Japan grab, left 540, right alley oop safety, left alley oop safety and ended with a right 360.
Jamie Crane-Mauzy, who finished second for the women, said of the contest, “I love the pipe, it gives great boost. The judges were really rewarding style and the whole comp had a great vibe.”
On the men’s side, Brian Kish (85.00) and Kyle Smaine (84.80) rounded out the podium, while Jamie Crane-Mauzy (79.00) and Zyre Austin (76.60) took second and third for the women.
1. Cassie Sharpe 83.20
2. Jamie Crane-Mauzy 79.00
3. Austin Zyre 76.60
Best Trick: Megan Warrener
1. Alex Ferreira 91.60
2. Brian Kish 85.00
3. Kyle Smaine 84.80
Best Trick: Taylor Seaton