Freeski Women Dominate at Telluride

Orr McGlashon SFS Telluride Podium
Kaki Orr and Morgan McGlashon on the podium at the SFS Telluride Competition.

Kaki Orr and Morgan McGlashon took the top two spots on the podium at the Subaru Freeride Series in Telluride, Colorado on Sunday. With fresh snow and a field of strong skiers, conditions were ideal for a great competition.

Orr, who is new to the freeski competition scene, took first place by skiing one of the most technically fluid runs with bold straight-line airs. The victory is especially sweet after Orr was sidelined last year with a torn ACL. After surgery, rehab, and a summer of training at Mountain Athlete, she is skiing strong and aggressively.

McGlashon, a Jackson native and only 18, took second place with her hard-charging style and speed. A former ski racer, McGlashon is known for speed and fluidity down the mountain.

Forrest Jillson takes flight in the men's ski competition.
Forrest Jillson takes flight in the men’s ski competition.

Other athletes that finished in the top 10 include Monica Purington, who took 7th in women’s ski , and Forrest Jillson who took 7th in men’s ski. Also noteworthy was Sam Schwartz’s huge backflip, which though eventually resulted in a crash is impressive to watch:

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