The competition was heated in the first day of The Skiers Cup, but team Americas came back from a 5-3 first round deficit to finish the first half of the Euro v North America competition with a slim 9 to 7 lead. Eddie Bauer skier KC Deane was taken out in his first heat matchup by France’s Sam Favret with “a huge switch 540, a cork 360, and insane 720” according to the official report from The Skiers Cup. But Deane built on the momentum from two straight round two visting-side victories to defeat France’s Fabien Maierhofer in the third heat of round two, helping bring Team Americas back in the second half in the Zermatt, Switzerland venue. Now, it all comes down to the final day of big mountain competition and we’ll be updating the final results on the Live Your Adventure blog and on the Eddie Bauer Facebook page.
For those who missed the recap:
New Eddie Bauer ski team member KC Deane has been selected to represent Team Americas in the Swatch Skier’s Cup, which runs from January 4th to January 10th in Zermatt, Switzerland. The fourth incarnation of the event matches the world’s best big mountain freeskiers in a team based, head-to head, Europe vs. North America format in the disciplines of backcountry slopestyle and big mountain skiing. The North Americans lost the first Skier’s Cup in Valle Nevado, Chile then battled back in 2012 to even the score at 1-1. Last winter, the event migrated to Europe for the first time with the euros making the most of home slope advantage to earn bragging rights and a 2-1 lead.
And, for a bit of visual inspiration, we’ve included a few shots from Deane’s new Eddie Bauer teammate, and international ski journalist, Drew Tabke, who is covering the event for several media outlets.
The Skiers Cup media crew in front of The Matterhorn.
Zermatt, Switzerland from above.
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