Day two of the Dew Tour started off cold, windy, and snowing. Words you don't usually want to ever associate with a practice day. With winds being the biggest concern of the day, most competitors didn't even hit the last jump of the course. When the afternoon session rolled around, thankfully the sun was out, and the top of the course was a more consistent tail wind. The bottom of the course was an aggressive headwind for the majority of the day, and I only saw a handful of guys doing tricks on the final jump. 

One of the many gusts of wind blowing through Breck today. 

One of the many gusts of wind blowing through Breck today. 

Some of the highlights on jumps featured the Swiss duo of Fabian Bosch and Andri Ragettli still throwing down heavy dubs and throughout the day. For the majority of competitors today was a great time to focus on the rail sections of the course. Highlights on the rails today that I saw was from ABM doing lazy-boy’s on to the first rail, Henrik doing a massive gap to lip-slide on the third feature, and Evan McEachran casually nose-butter 450 to pretzel 2 the first feature. 

Yuki Tsubota about to drop at the end of the day. 

Yuki Tsubota about to drop at the end of the day. 

The day for me on the other hand started off very slow. With my first lap being one of the few times I've hit a jump and could feel the wind pushing my skis and body all over the place. Since the wind was putting a downer on the jumps, I decided to focus more on the rails on my run.

Second feature pic from the last run of the day. Photo by: Ted Goggin

Second feature pic from the last run of the day. Photo by: Ted Goggin

By the afternoon the wind was consistent enough to do setup tricks for my first two jumps, along with a dub. Glad to have a fun practice towards the end. Really hope the weather calms down for the competition on Thursday. Tomorrow is a much-needed down day from practice. 

Cheers,

-Noah 

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