Athletes Soar at Attitash’s Atomic Slopestyle Freeride Event

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 31 2006 - 03:03 AM

BARTLETT, New Hampshire ??” Action filled the air, literally, as Justin Bray launched a Switch Rodeo 5 off of the first element, which was a 40′ ramp jump, to begin his run down Attitash’s signature terrain park this Saturday. Bray placed first in his division as one of 28 athletes who competed in the Atomic Slopestyle Freeride Event at Attitash in New Hampshire.

“The Switch Rodeo 5 – a variation of a cork was the trick that clinched it for me,” said winner Justin Bray, from New Hartford, CT and University of New Hampshire student.

Athletes were judged on aerial maneuver, difficulty, landing accuracy and style. The competition was intense as freeriders performed tricks such as 180s, 360s, 540 Tail Grabs, Corkscrew 720s, Mute Grab, 360 Daffy Grab, Iron Cross, Helicopter, Rail Slides, Fakie 180s and the classic Spread Eagle.

Brennen Chasse, Attitash Freestyle Team Member, took first in his division starting off his run sticking a 7 Safety off of the ramp jump and scoring well on the remaining elements in the course.

Other divisional winners listed from first to third were: Ages 16-18+ – Justin Bray, Winslow Woodacre, Peter Egan; Ages 12-15 – Brennen Chasse, Dan Covert, Chris Charles; Ages 8-11 – Quinn Duffy, Mark Spinney, David Kluge and the Snowboard division – Seth Levin, Justin Carboni, Justin Melanson.

First place winners took home Atomic skis or snowboards, second were awarded Utopia Optics hats and goggles, with third place finishers receiving snowshack.com ski/board videos.

The Slopestyle event was the second in a series of four freestyle events being held at Attitash this season. February 11 is the Atomic Superpipe Jam and March 18 is the Grandstand Mogul Jam. For further details on these events visit Attitash.com.

Attitash is in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on Rt. 302 in Bartlett. During the winter Attitash offers 2 mountains with 70 trails and 22 miles of skiing and riding on 280 acres. In the summer guests can enjoy North America’s longest Alpine Slides, waterslides, a scenic sky ride, lift-serviced mountain biking, climbing wall, Trampoline Thing, horseback rides, driving range and skate park.

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