GoPro Ski Big Air held its preliminary and final competitions on Buttermilk Mountain Saturday evening (January 24) at X Games Aspen 2015 in Aspen, Colorado.
Canada’s Vincent Gagnier put on a high-flying act good for a total score of 91 to easily out pace his competitors. On his first two runs, Gagnier scored a 44 first and then an event high 47 on his second run with a spinning 1260, double bio, double genie and an octo-grab. The silver went to Colorado’s Bobby Brown, with a combined total of 82. Bronze winner Elias Ambühl also scored an 82, but Brown had a higher single run score of 44, compared to Ambühl’s 42.
When asked about his winning run, Gagnier said the following, “I did two tricks that I never tried before and they both worked out. Since 1999 when I first watched the X Games, I’ve been wanting to do this. It’s awesome, it is everything. It is the biggest contest in skiing. The ultimate goal. The Olympics are not the goal, this is it.”
CS4U had the opportunity to chat with Vincent after winning gold in GoPro Ski Big Air. In the press conference, Vincent broke down his run trick by trick and explained his strategy to winning gold. Check out the video below.
Vincent Gagnier Interview