Flying High

Jan 232006
Authors: Collegian Staff

Over the weekend Vail hosted the U.S. Freeskiing Open Championships, which is considered one of freeskiing's most elite competitions. The Open is in it's ninth year, making it the longest-running competition of its kind and featuring some of the best skiers from around the world. Big names and big tricks were again on display this year.

The competition featured three events: Slopestyle, Superpipe and Big Air skiing.

Here's a look at some of the winners:

Men's Slopestyle Women's Slopestyle

Place Place

1 Corey Vanular 1 Grete Ellassen

2 Sammy Carlson 2 Sarah Burke

3 Jon Olsson 3 Michelle Parker

Men's Superpipe Women's Superpipe

Place Place

1 Tanner Hall 1 Sarah Burke

2 Loic Collamb-Patton 2 Jen Hudak

3 Corey Vanular 3 Jess Cumming

Men's Big Air


1 TJ Schiller

2 Charles Gagnier

3 Andreas Haveit

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