Nigel Ziegler (left) finished second at a Freeride World Qualifier on Saturday. Photo submitted

Nelson skier finishes 2nd at Freeride qualifier

Nigel Ziegler was on the podium last weekend in Colorado

A Nelson skier has finished on the podium at a Freeride World Qualifier event.

Nigel Ziegler was second on Saturday in the men’s ski event in Crested Butte, Colo. Ziegler scored 2,200 points, just 300 off the gold-medal winning run.

Ziegler was competing against 36 other athletes. The 20-year-old is currently third overall on the Freeride World Qualifier Americas rankings after finishing ninth at an event in Revelstoke in January.

It’s not the first time Ziegler has been on an FWQ podium. He won gold at an event in March 2018 in Kirkwood, Calif.

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