Two years after his older brother Lars won the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour stop at Snowbird, Utah, Silas Chickering-Ayers took the top spot in the men's finals at last weekend's big-mountain competition. Although Silas has been a top contender on the Tour since he bumped up from the junior league to the adult division last year, with a few podium finishes, this is his first win.
Silas and Lars, both Flylow-sponsored athletes, grew up skiing at Mad River Glen, Vermont. In his final run at Snowbird, he threw a big left-side 360 through the Fields of Glory. Lars was unable to compete due to injury.
"Despite the hard conditions I knew everyone would be skiing hard and that I had to send it and stay on my feet," said Silas Chickering-Ayers. "It couldn't have gone better."
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