The first ever Junior Freeskiing Tour AT Squaw went down this weekend. The JFT is the premier event series for Junior Big Mountain Freeskiing. It’s an offshoot of the Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) and these kids are the best in the country, and for that matter the world. If you missed it, you shouldn’t have. While a lot of locals were complaining about the snow for a few days previous, these kids didn’t seem to care. Hard pack or not, the competition started early Friday morning with the 12-14 year old’s taking the stage. It was pretty impressive, and hard to tell that we were watching kids who aren’t yet in High School. In fact it was hard to tell you weren’t watching a bunch of hardcore local’s who’ve shredded Squaw for years.
Saturday brought the 15-18 year olds onto the venue, and it went off. Kevin O’Meara told me he’d have been stoked to have finished top 10 in the event which is pretty damn insane considering he tends to frequent the FWT podium. Kids went big, threw tricks, and skied fluid and in control. They congratulate each other, have snowball fights, and represent the sport the way it should be. This is the future of freeskiing, and we were lucky enough to host an event at Squaw this winter.
All the competitors had 2 runs, but unfortunately Sunday’s storm day cancelled the Final. Congrats to all competitors for killing it this weekend.
Let this video inspire you to get rad this week. Looks like we’re getting a seasons worth of snow in the next week, so charge as hard as you can. You don’t wanna be shown up by a bunch of kids, right??