Day two, final day for the comp saw ideal weather. Conditions on the venue were less than ideal though. With temps shifting from warm and raining to clear and freezing during the course of three days there was a layer of ice under a few inches of wind buffed new snow. That combined with thin snowpack presented a mountain course that made even experienced riders like De Le Rue questioning whether it was worth it or not. The fact that so many competitors adapted their riding to the conditions and got it done with speed and style was outstanding. 14 women and 42 men were qualified and gave it there all on the north face of Silver King. The ladies runs went fast and after the dust settled Iris Lazzareschi was the obvious champ, with a fluid and technical line. The gents class was not so easy to judge though, with the level of riding being strong among many competitors. By luck of the draw a lot of heavies were slated to drop late in the round. Riders like Debari, Habenicht, Burki, and Penfield made for an exciting finish. Keeping judges working hard til the last drop of the day, the top three placement kept shifting around with each run til the end. Tim Carlson made a strong impression early on though and held down the top spot through the end. The level of riding at this event was tip top, and in my opinion the best I have seen yet at any Masters event especially considering the snow conditions. With this stop of the Masters tour also a Freeride World Tour stop now it will be worth keeping an eye on what is to come from this series in the future.