Following on the tails of the season’s first event at the resort in Kicking Horse, Golden, BC, Canada, 47 riders divided into four categories made their way up to 2330m to drop into the “Truth and Dare” face situated in Purcell Mountains. The original event, scheduled to take place last month in Hakuba, Japan, was restaged due to safety concerns and low visibility.
Ivan “Mad” Malakhov (RUS-1st Place) finally got the win that he has long been searching for as he launched one of the biggest airs of the day with an impeccable landing followed by clean, fast skiing. Yann Rausis (SUI-2nd Place) was able to snag second place with a perfect backflip and incredibly fast and smooth skiing throughout the venue. While he skied a similar line to Rausis with an impressive backflip, Kristofer Turdell (SWE-3rd Place) was unable to keep his riding tight enough to place higher.