Chamonix, France (6 February 2016) - Craig Murray has won the Chamonix stop of the Freeride Junior Tour.
Sixty of the world's best young big mountain skiers converged on the French resort on Saturday. Craig, who has based himself in Chamonix for the northern hemisphere winter, was joined by a strong contingent of Kiwi supporters including his brother Charlie.
"The Kiwi crew helped me a lot and just made it feel like another NZ comp," he explains.
Having the 'home' advantage was obviously a good confidence booster and Craig "decided to ski more or less fall line from the start gate." He explains: "the snow was more variable on that side so most riders were heading skiers' right. I managed to get down staying on my feet without a crash so I was super stoked. It wasn't the biggest or best line ever but it worked out in the end!" His score of 1100 points put him ahead of Swiss competitors Paul Denton (900pts) and Raphael Huber (700 pts).
In a change of roles, Craig will now ahead to Austria to support his brother who is competing in a Freeride World Qualifier 3* event on 13 February.
Find more info and results from the Freeride Junior Tour here