Grass roots competition back
HOTHAM’S Freeride series is back for winter, with seven individual events that skiers and snowboarders can compete in for the chance to take home the title of 2015 overall Freeride series champion.
Held from July to September each year, the Hotham Freeride Series aims to develop grass roots skiing and snowboarding abilities, and has provided a launch pad for young local talent to show off their stuff.
One such rider is Hotham local snowboarder, Carter Mills, 14, who has won back to back championship titles for the last four years in his age category, and hopes to take the title again in 2015.
Carter’s specialty event is the Snowboard Cross in which he has also won four consecutive National Championship events in the last two years.
During the winter, Carter trains at Hotham with Hotham Snowboarders Inc and spends the Australian summer in Vail, Colarado, USA with his family.
This year’s Hotham Freeride events and dates:
Rail Jam - Basin Rail Park;
- ered Rail Jam - Basin Rail Park;
Banked Slalom Gun Barrel
Hammer Moguls (skiers only);
X - Road Runner;
eride - Heavenly Valley;
- sions Slopestyle - Summit Terrain Park.
Visit www.hotham.com.au/ events for more information.
CARVIN’ IT UP: Carter Mills is hoping to claim his fifth Freeride series championship title.