The afternoon made way for the UK’s freeskiers and the standard of riding was immense with over 60 riders charging the kickers and throwing down a selection of huge 720’s, 900’s and double front-flips.
In the Women’s competition the top four skiers went through to the two run, best-run counts final. Youngster Katie Summerhayes fresh from her big air victory at Norfolk last weekend took the title after landing a big 540 with a solid grab over the medium kicker. Second place went to Sissy Herant with a 540 over the medium kicker, whilst Kelly O’Donnell came in third place with a stylish 360.
The British Freeski Big Air Championship Results
1st – Katie Summerhayes - Sheffield
2nd – Servanne Herant – Stoke-on-Trent
3rd – Kelly O’Donnell – Stoke-on-Trent
Over 80 local youngsters that the Schools Tour Team had visited earlier in the week came along to the event to take part in the FREE lessons and watch the big air action, let’s hope they continue to learn how to ski and snowboard and enjoy shredding.
The next event on the British Snow Tour calendar is the Trespass British Snowboard/Skiercross Championships and Rail Jam at Glasgow SNO!zone on Saturday 26th September. Pre-register now and you’ll receive a discounted rate on the Friday night freestyle session. To pre-register for the Glasgow event or to check out the photos and video footage from the British Big Air Championships at Milton Keynes, go to: www.britishsnowtour.com
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photo Getty Images
photo Getty images