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Feb 20

Chickering-Ayers Boys, Vermonters, Win US Extremes

Update 1/21am: Head to this link for some highlights from the final day at the event.

Brothers Lars and Silas Chickering-Ayers, who were raised skiing Vermont’s Mad River Glen, skied away with first and third place finishes, respectively, at this year’s US Freeskiing Extremes in Crested Butte this past weekend. Their wins follow Lars’ first place finish at the Canadian Freeskiing Championships at Revelstoke, B.C. in January, and make it increasingly clear that these boys are a growing force in the world of skiing.

Another Vermont and Mad River Glen-bred skier, Tom Runcie, who now lives and works in Crested Butte, skied beautifully and joined the Chickering-Ayers brothers on the podium with an impressive second place finish. And Vermont and MRG-bred Dylan Crossman, a five time Crested Butte Telemark Freeskiing champion who won the North American Freeskiing Championships in Kirkwood last winter, also finished in the top ten this weekend with a solid ninth place finish. Finally, on the ladies side, Ashley Maxfield, who grew up skiing Vermont’s Jay Peak, scored third.

Way to represent Vermont and the northeast guys!

You can keep tabs on Lars, Silas and the Green Mountain Freeride crew via their website. And stay tuned to the Freeskiing World Tour website for results and updated video from the event.

Photo: Freeskiing World Tour


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  1. Ben Falk

    Wow, any good video of this? #url_

    1. AdvSkier

      Check back to the FWT website soon. There were lots of wipe outs and out of control skiing in this relatively technical terrain, no doubt. It was nothing the Vermonters could not handle. They will have some video posted of the winning runs, with Lars, Silas and others tearing it up in good form.

  2. AdvSkier

    Updated final day highlights at this link: http://vimeo.com/20188934

  3. Tom Runcie

    Congrats to Lars and Silas, here’s to another MRG podium this weekend in Kirkwood!

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