The second day of practice kicked off on Tuesday at Copper Mountain with sunny skies and even colder temps than day one. Despite the weather, athletes on the slopestyle course managed to keep warm and get plenty of laps in. Unlike most contests, the riders have been blessed with far more rails than your average slopestyle course. Some skiers even chose to hike the upper rail section to keep warm and maximize their practice time.
Swiss skier and style boss Mathilde Gremaud was stoked on how the rails felt, saying that, “everything was sliding great and was so much fun.” One course switch-up to note since yesterday’s practice was the addition of two rails and a massive roller. This added yet another facet of potential creativity to the mix, as the excitement continues to build for tomorrow’s events.
The same creative energy was still alive and well over at the Modified Superpipe presented by Toyota, with athletes like Aaron Blunck and Devin Logan throwing down on the quarter pipe jumps and all the way through the stunt ditch itself. The afternoon shining sun made for better light on the landings of each feature, allowing riders to push themselves with more confidence than on a flat light day. Everyone continued to find their groove, seeking out their transitions and putting their tricks to the test in preparation for the upcoming competition.