Canadian slopestylers make their mark under stormy conditions at Dew Tour

The Canadian slopestyle contingent made its mark under stormy conditions at the Dew Tour, a marquis event that wrapped up in Breckenridge, Colo. on Sunday.

Team wraps up event in Colorado with pair of 3rd-place finishes

Canada's Kaya Turski, seen above competing at the Sochi Olympics, earned a 3rd-place finish under tough conditions at the Dew Tour in Brekenridge, Colo. this weekend. (Sergei Grits/The Associated Press)

The Canadian slopestyle contingent made its mark under stormy conditions at the Dew Tour, which wrapped up in Breckenridge, Colo. on Sunday. 

Veteran skiers Kaya Turski of Montreal and Quebec City's Alex Beaulieu-Marchand led the way in a reformatted contest that was decided over a two-day span and divided the traditional slopestyle course into both a rail final and jump final.

Turski managed a combined jump score of 69.66 and a jib score of 77.33 for a total of 146.99 to land her in third place.
 
''I came into this event with the intention of solidifying an X-Games spot and showing the judges that I'm still around, still lurking around and working hard. I think that this is really going to help my cause," said Turski. 
 
On the men's side, Beaulieu-Marchand also earned a third-place finish as he combined a 66.99 in Friday's jump final and an 87.00 in the rail final for a total score of 153.99.
 
''We started with the jumps on Friday and it was pretty stormy. Despite challenging conditions, I'm still happy even though I didn't land my tricks perfectly, those things happen," said Beaulieu-Marchand.   

"Being in 9th position after the jump final, I really didn't expect myself to land on the podium today," 

On Saturday, Regina's Mark McMorris won the snowboard slopestyle event for the fifth time and led a Canadian sweep of the podium

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now