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.
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: