The 20th annual Crested Butte Extremes competition went down yesterday in the East L.A. / Highlife zone at CB with optimal conditions. The boys and girls threw it down super hard and trickery seemed to be at an all time high. Congrats to Lars and Silas Chickering-Ayers for their first and third place finishes. The two brothers from Mad River Glen Vermont live together in an enormous black van named the General and drive around North America destroying snow together. How rad it that?!?
Lars is fresh off a win at Revelstoke and a second place at Red Mountain and Silas is on the podium for his first time at age eighteen in just his third adult comp. It is easy to say that they are two of the hottest skiers on the tour right now. Congrats also to Angel Collinson for another first place finish. After winning the tour last season in her first year as a competitor Angel is looking strong in year number two. Another big shout out goes to Ashley Maxfield for a third place finish. Ashley lives and works at the Collins Grill at Alta and made a big move from 10th to 3rd in just one run on the final day.
Two other Utah boys who made big moves in the finals were my boys Joe Augusten and Dylan Crossman. Both ski out of LCC and they put down two of the highest scoring runs of the day. Joe moved from 24th place to 11th and Dylan from 26th to 9th. Too bad the weather did not allow for a Super Final or the bothers from Mad River might have had their hands full.
The Young Gun Award was taken down by the friendly 20 year old Canadian Carter McMillan. The highly coveted TBL Backcountry.com Sick Bird Award went to CB local Gabe Robbins for his 50+ foot front flip over some serious exposure.
Kirkwood is next week and I will be reporting live from the event. Stay tuned for that!