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Alpental Freeride Open 2017

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2017 Alpental Freeride Open Results

The third annual Alpental Freeride Open presented by Subaru, Spy Optic, Lib Tech skis & snowboards, and BCA went off with nearly 90 young athletes shredding their way down the iconic Chair 2 (Edelweiss Chair) line at Alpental. Skiers and Snowboarders from seven years old all the way up to 18 years competed on Saturday. The snow was falling, clouds were locked in, and visibility was low most of the day, but every athlete strived to nail the best line they could in an effort to hit the podium at the end of the day.

Celebrity guest of the day goes to Mike Powell from! He graciously grabbed the mic for the day and kept it fun as he announced all the action, that he could actually see, from the sound deck at the bottom of the venue. Thanks bud!

Thanks to all the athletes for coming and all the parents for joining us and supporting freeride competitions in the PNW. Massive shoutout and appreciation must also be given to the mountain operations teams that make this event happen - Dane (awards), Jack the groomer (special deliveries), Alpental Pro Patrol (heaps of help), Lift operations & maintenance, and Summit SnowSports School/Alpental Freeride. Oh, and we can't forget Sam and the team in the lodge for opening early and making breakfast! Thanks to everyone!

Special thanks to Prana, Marker, Dakine, Outdoor Research, Recco, Cliff Bar, Swix and evo.

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2017 Alpental Freeride Open

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2017 Alpental Freeride Open