Monster Energy is sending massive props to Chloe Kim as she continued her stellar season with a second-place finish in women’s halfpipe at the Grand Prix in Mammoth. Kim, who already had enough points to unofficially qualify for the Olympics was all smiles and laughter during the contest, and seem wholeheartedly content with the lower, albeit unfamiliar, spot on the podium.
After the passing of a strong winter storm, which provided challenging conditions on the slopestyle course earlier in the day, by the time night fell snowfall had subsided and crews had restored the classic 22-foot superpipe at Main Park to its full glory. Accordingly, aside from frigid temperatures, the only adversity riders had to contend with was their own nerves.
For Kim however nerves were not a factor — not because she doesn’t have them — but because she had nothing to lose.