Copper Mountain, CO - After what was a really long week in Copper due to the weather’s unpredictable nature, the Canadian women rose to the challenges brought on by long delays, cancellations and 35cm of snow in one day.
Cassie Sharpe put down a solid first and second run to keep hold of first spot.
Despite schedule changes and the resulting downtime, Cassie kept herself in the game by having the right mindset.
“Definitely persevering with good attitude got me through the postponing and waiting each day and just keeping focused on my run”
Dew Tour is always an exciting halfpipe event because of the modified format. 2 sort of 1/4 pipe hits to a 3 or 4 hit pipe. Cassie said, “I didn’t love doing the modified pipe last year so I just thought that I come out here have fun do my best and try to end up on top and having fun is the whole point of doing a modified pipe.”
Teammate Rachel Karker came in second spot after winning the event last year. Rachel commented, “the start of the week was pretty frustrating with hardly any training and eliminations getting canceled. It’s always easier to get focused when we get out here and start skiing, today was a beautiful day and the venue is in really good shape so it was easy to get into it. Rachel noted teammate Cassie’s first run was unbeatable today!