In one of the most dominating Dew Tour performances in recent memory, 14-year-old Kelly Sildaru crushed the field in the jumps section of the women’s Dew Tour Slopestyle Pro Competition, spinning switch 900s both ways en route to a commanding 86.33 lead heading into Saturday’s rails competition. In total, Sildaru landed all four of her 900s, but only her two highest scores, a 44.3 and a 42, were counted.
Always the competitor, Sildaru had little to say about her runs, but noted that they, “could have been better.”
After a fast morning for the men, women’s competitors had a tough time with speed, dropping from above the start tent to make the landing as the snow started to fall again over Breckenridge. While many of the athletes factored in a fall into their four runs, Kaya Turski put all of her runs to her feet and sits in second place after Friday’s action. Traditionally a strong rail skier, she will have to make up some serious points to catch Sildaru, scoring a 69.66 on the day.
Maggie Voisin used right 540 mute grab on her last run to vault herself into third position ahead of surprise performer Isabel Atkin, finishing with a 68.99.
The women will have three rail runs on Saturday and then rail scores and jump scores will be factored together to crown the 2016 Dew Tour Ski Slopestyle Pro Competition champion.
Tonight ski action moves to downtown Breckenridge for the Ski Streetstyle Competition where the best in urban skiing go head to head at 7 p.m.