Competitors and event organizers alike woke up Sunday morning, Feb. 10, to perfect blue skies and clearance to run unthinkable lines down an open canvas of cliff bands and variable wind-blown terrain in the Baldy area.
Both winners hail from Crested Butte, Colo., riding away with $5,000 and $4,000 respectively and an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the Alyeska, Alaska, finals of The North Face Masters, April 2-6, 2008 courtesy of The North Face.
Said women's champion Susan Mol, shortly after blasting through her second of two top-scoring runs, "It was so cool to finally see a big mountain comp exclusively for freeriders, not to mention how many women jumped at the opportunity. I just told myself to get out there and charge it, and it worked out better than I could have hoped for."
The spectators packed in along Baldy Flats to witness riders bringing their A-Game. go to www.thenorthface.com/masters, www.futuresnowboarding.com, and www.snowbird.com to see live action from the day.