The 2012 Freeskiing World Tour kicked off last week in Las Lenas, Argentina. Rebecca Selig, a SCARPA-sponsored athlete, finished 3rd, beating out thirty other female skiers. Selig has been performing exceptionally well this past year, placing 1st in the World Tour qualifier in Jackson Hole back in January, 3rd in the North American Freeskiing Championships, and 5th overall in last year’s tour.
Rebecca has had a knack for hucking herself since before she can remember. As a child, she was jumping into the swimming pool before she could even swim. Nicknamed “Huckstable” by her friends, Rebecca was launching herself off cliffs on her skis long before she turned pro in 2008. She has always pushed the limits of female freeskiing and is continuing to do so on the 2012 Tour.
The Red Bull Power Disorder Freeski competition in Las Lenas was the first stop on the 2012 Freeskiing World Tour, which will stop at six other locations including Valle El Arpa, Revelstoke, Jackson Hole, Crested Butte, Kirkwood and Snowbird.
Selig and the other contestants (including the top 15 from last year’s tour) arrived at Las Lenas to two feet of fresh powder and ideal skiing conditions. Deep snow conditions are expected to continue this weekend for The North Face Chilean Freeskiing Championships at Valle El Arpa, Chile. Ski Arpa Cat Skiing is hosting the second stop on the FWT, shuttling athletes to the most extreme sections of the mountains. Athlete inspection runs take place today, followed by the Championships on Saturday and Sunday.
Before she left on tour, FlyLow, another one of her sponsors, did an interview with Rebecca Selig discussing what motivates her on the Tour and as a professional skier.