Line selection is always key for a podium position at the FWT. And Marion Hearty is never one to shy away from the steep and gnarly. She even managed to find some pockets of pow on her first-place winning run. “I’m stoked to start the season with a first place,” said Marion. “It gives me confidence for the next one. I found some super good snow and I had so much fun. I love Japow.”
And not to let the ski-side of the team down, the newest member of The North Face athlete team, Arianna Tricomi, brought her signature freestyle playfulness with a stylish 360 and floaty run from top to bottom.
“I enjoyed myself a lot. It was a super playful, fun line and I’m stoked to get off to a good start. The conditions were pretty challenging; it went from good to super hard pack. And I was in pain cos I fell and hurt my foot trying a backflip the day before. But I just took some pain killers and went for it, so I’m super happy.”