Skiers Keith Christien and Michael Wagener of Team Rampinnnggg took home gold last weekend at the first of several Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battles.
The event, held at Taos Ski Valley Resort in New Mexico, challenged 47 two-person teams to an intense, big-mountain course of ascents and descents. The winners will square off in the final Battle in the Bowls in Aspen on March 29.
Think you and your buddy can hack it? Check out where the next battle will occur, and compete against other teams for an all-expenses paid trip to Aspen/Snowmass. Or, just fork over the $75 registration fee to buy your way into the final event.
-- Jennifer L. Schwartz