Telluride skier Travis Wolfe wins freeskiing event
Extreme sports enthusiasts have a saying: “Go big or go home.” This weekend Telluride skiers did both, stomping the competition on their home turf and qualifying for Subaru Freeskiing World Tour, the competitive circuit for the relatively new sport of extreme, big mountain or “freeskiing.”
Telluride’s own Travis Wolfe won the male division, and Chason Russell took fourth. Local Kelli Russell took fourth for the women. Placing first for the women was Claudia Bouvier, a skier from Vail, Colorado. The top four women and the top six men of the field of more than 100 athletes qualified to compete in the world tour.