This is the first view you get of the Legendary Banked Slalom course. And when the sun's out on Day 1, it doesn't get any better than this.
Time after time
The air is always heavy around the huddle at the timing sheets.
Kevin Pearce was looking fast around the first turn of the course. You can't keep KP down.
Jason Robinson making a turn in the trees. Robinson went on to take third place for the Pro Men.
Dustin Anderson finding his line through the lower section of the course.
Tucker Andrews putting down a proper Andrecht during the Lib Tech Banked Handplant contest that was hosted outside the Raven's Hut lodge during the salmon bake.
Leanne Pelosi showing off her Airblaster Ninja speed suit on Saturday.
Jen Tofe giving the late, great and much-loved Mt. Baker local Sean "Donnkie" Mansfield some love.
Laura Hadar getting low. Hadar took second in the Pro Women's race.
Josh Dirksen talking wax tech in the trenches. Waxing is serious business at the Legendary Banked Slalom.
Josh Dirksen with a textbook frontside attack on the last turn.
VIP x Three
Jeff Fulton, Jamie Lynn and Jeff Galbraith, left to right, are three of the Pacific Northwest's finest. Lynn was the recipient of the Craig Kelly Thunderbird award this year.
Maelle Ricker won the Pro Women's race and added another roll of Golden Duct Tape to her collection.
Seth Wescott was the fastest man on the mountain this year.
Isabella Gomez, right, took top honors among the groms, winning the Next Generation race with a time of 1:52.081. Keep an eye out.