Kate Hourihan ’07, who was a Bowdoin Outing Club leader and honed her tele skills with the BOC Telemark Program, continues her rise in the world of big mountain freeheel skiing competition, snagging second place in last Saturday’s Tough Guy Productions Big Mountain Telemark Open held at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming.
“The women’s category featured ladies with consistent, fluid, technical skiing that often surpassed the same skills among the men,” commented the article in Powder Magazine.
Her podium finish at Targhee brings her a step closer to qualifying for the Tailgate Alaska / World Telemark Freeskiing Championship, April 1-10, in Valdez, Alaska. She’ll need one more top-three finish for that invitation. Last season, Kate freed her heels to a fourth-place finish in the finals of the 2010 Crested Butte U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships in Colorado.
Kate competes next in The Tough Guy Productions Big Mountain Telemark Tour as it moves to Alpine Meadows, near Lake Tahoe, California, February 24-27.
Check out Kate (in yellow) coming off the cliff band at 3:26 of this clip from the Targhee competition.