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Woods, Herman, Seaton and Kuzma taste victory at The North Face Freeski Open

This year’s edition of The North Face Freeski Open of New Zealand is officially in the books. Although uncooperative weather forced a delay in the men’s slopestyle event, the show went on, runs were stomped and prizes were dished to a collection of worthy athletes.

A collection of skiing’s top competitors from far and wide made the trek for the event down under, hosted by Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand. The competition-filled weekend included men’s and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe events.

Below, we’ve gathered a plethora of information and content from the weekend. From video highlights to official results, you’ll find it all and then some.

Atop the men’s slopestyle podium was James ‘Woodsy’ Woods of the U.K. Woodsy was joined on the podium by New Zealand’s local hero Jossi Wells (2) and Elias Ambühl of Switzerland (3). Check out the highlights from the day in the video below.

Men’s and Women’s slopestyle:

[Highlights] Men’s slopestyle finals

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Women’s slopestyle was a head-to-head battle between American slayer Keri Herman fellow teammate Jackie Kling. In the end, the seasoned veteran (Herman) ended up atop of the podium. However, Kling took home some deserved silver hardware of her own. See the video, featuring men’s slopestyle semi-finals and women’s finals, below.

[Highlights] Men’s slopestyle semi-finals and women’s slopestyle finals

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Men’s and Women’s halfpipe:

Nabbing first place in men’s pipe was Colorado-native Taylor Seaton. Finishing in second place was Kiwi, Beau-James Wells, and in third was Japanese up-and-comer Soshi Utagawa.

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New Zealand’s female pipe star Janina Kuzma captured women’s halfpipe gold. Alongside Kuzma on the podium was the always soaring Ayana Onozuka (2) and Saori Suzuki of Japan (3).

[Highlights] Men’s and women’s halfpipe finals

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Congratulations to all of the athletes. Enjoy the highlight videos above, and be sure to stay tuned for more high flying ski action from the New Zealand as the Southern Hemisphere’s winter rages on.

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