Trace Cooke finishes 17th at opening Freeride World Tour event

The competition marked Cooke's debut in the elite circuit.

Trace Cooke made his debut on the Freeride World Tour with a 17th-place finish Friday.

The Nelson native scored 650 points at the 29-skier event in Vallnord-Arcalis, Andorra. Sweden’s Kristofer Turdell won the men’s side with a final score of 2,500.

The only other Canadian in the event, Pemberton’s Logan Pehota, finished fourth with 1,800 points.

Cooke’s next event is Feb. 6-12 in Chamonix, France.

Cooke is a graduate of Whitewater Ski Resort’s junior freeride team, which is also competing in Andorra on Thursday.

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