March 31, 2012 Posted by Emily in Local, Outdoors
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The Headwaters Spring Runoff

MOONLIGHT BASIN - On March 31, the weekend following the lively Freeskiing World Tour qualifier competition at Moonlight Basin, the ski resort was host to the seventh annual Headwaters Spring Runoff, a down home freeride competition that showcased the resort's steep, alpine chutes.

Open to all ages, there were divisions for men’s and women’s ski and snowboard, and juniors. Prizes included $1,000 and plenty of swag. The comp, run by the resort’s hearty and hard-working ski patrol, is all Moonlight: no pretense, rowdy skiing and a chill vibe.

From Stillwater Road, a green run that winds beneath the Headwaters, spectators watched competitors huck cliffs, straight-line narrow alleys, and style it down the plumb line couloirs.