From adding slopestyle elements to the halfpipe course to separating the jumps from the jibs on the slopestyle course, things are a little different at the Dew Tour this season in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Olympian Alex Hall took well to the changes on Saturday, finishing with the silver medal in the men’s slopestyle skiing competition.
Hall had the highest score of any competitor on the jump section with a 94.00. That put him in first place among the field of 12. The jib section, which includes rails for skiers to hit in different combinations and perform tricks, was tough on a number of competitors. Hall scored 90.00 on his final of the three runs, which was the fourth-best score of the day in the section but combined with his jump score strengthened his second overall position with a 184.00.
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It just wasn’t quite enough to overtake Canada’s Evan McEachern, who scored 92.67 on the jumps and a 94.67 on his third jib run and finished first overall with a total of 187.34. Switzerland’s Henrik Harlaut was third overall with 181.67.
Hall, 20, made his Olympic debut last year, finishing sixth overall, and earlier this season won his first big-air world cup title with a win in Modena, Italy.
Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.