Monster Energy congratulates Chloe Kim whose dominance in the sport of women’s halfpipe snowboarding continued with a second place finish at Snowmass Mountain. Though Kim is secure, she still chose to compete, which is curious given the delicate nature of such an important season. While many riders would have spared themselves the travel, chosen to hang out at home and not risk injury, Kim, as she has shown many times before, is of a different class.
As the day kicked off, an international field of women riders lined up atop the 22-foot superpipe on Snowmass Mountain just outside the storied Rocky Mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. Despite a fresh blanket of snow the day before, temperatures were relatively mild as the sun shown down on the immaculate competition grounds.