Day two of the K2 Big Mountain CHILL Series kicked off yesterday with a bluebird day and blustery conditions making the snow pack somewhat firm. The women once again opened proceedings with the Aussies dominating. Fourth 4 place qualifier, Hannah Fisher skied fast and fluid despite the conditions and took out the overall Craigieburn honours. Top qualifier and Kiwi Mickey Austin, crashed out on both her runs but is still in the running for the over all title if she scores well at Mt Olympus.
Colin Boyd continued his good form in the men’s snowboard division but was just edged out of the top spot by Craigieburn local Ruari McFarlane who local knowledge and fast aggressive snowboarding impressed both the crowed and judges.
The men’s ski division was action packed with some huge airs and fast skiing. Title contender, Campbell Smith, unfortunately crashed out of the comp but the other front runners continued their strong form with the top 5 only separated by 0.6 of a point. Fraiser McDougall finished Craigieburn 3rd overall, Charlie Lyons took out 2nd and super grom George Pengelly continued his dominance taking out the first leg of the K2 Big mountain CHILL Series.
The competition now moves to Mt Olympus with two more days of scheduled competition. Stay tuned for results as they come to hand and the first video edits coming soon.