Trace Cooke scores 5th place at Freeride World Tour event

The Nelson freeskier is in his second season on the Tour

Nelson’s Trace Cooke is off to a solid start on the Freeride World Tour.

The local freeskier finished fifth on the tour’s second stop at Kicking Horse in Golden, B.C., this week.

Another event to make up for the season opener that was to occur in Hakuba, Japan, but was cancelled due to poor conditions and instead ran in Golden. Cooke had to settle for 19th in that run after he crashed following a big jump.

Cooke is currently ninth overall out of 26 skiers. The 22 year old made his Tour debut two years ago, but had to re-qualify last season.

His next event is at Vallnord-Arcalis, Andorra, in the first week of March.

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