Off the hook.
That sums up
our weekend at
Young kids went
The finals included the top 10 qualifying amateurs (narrowed from a field of over 100) competing with Simonís famous freeskier friends Justin Dorey, Gus Kenworthy, Mike Riddle, Wells, and Wallisch - the winner of the first Dumont Cup last year.
As a parent, I find the inverted air these ski athletes get is plain scary. This is definitely a ďdonít try this at homeĒ situation. But itís truly impressive to see the acrobatics they perform while launching high in the sky. And they look like they are genuinely having fun (yikes), both the pros hanging out with their fellow X Game guys, and the amateurs savoring the opportunity to perform for, and against, their idols.
trick came from amateur Alex Schlopy, who beat out the pros with a switch
double 1440 (I believe thatís a backward double flip with four full rotations
on skis in mid air).
Aside from the daring Dumont Cup, there was very good coverage of carve-able corduroy on all eight peaks at Sunday River. Ski season is far from done my friends.
For more family ski articles by Heather Burke, go to www.familyskitrips.com. Photos by Greg Burke
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