Quest for perfect powder on Outdoor Life Network
Satellite television viewers can tune in to the Outdoor Life Network on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. to catch Lake Tahoe area skiers Dennis Bresnahan and Ernst Koeberl compete in the 2004 Powder 8 World Championships.
The Powder 8 World Championships feature teams of two skiers who compete against other teams to produce the most perfect powder 8 tracks down a slope of fresh snow. This year’s competition was held in Blue River, British Columbia, and was hosted by Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing.
Dennis Bresnahan, a 28-year Olympic Valley resident who regularly skis Squaw Valley, competed in the Men’s Over-40 division with Greg Mannis of Monterey.
Bresnahan and Mannis finished second in their division – an impressive result given that they had only just met when they decided to enter the competition.
According to Bresnahan, a mutual friend of both men, Roy Clegghorn, thought that they would make a good team and introduced the two skiers for the first time at the Seattle airport on their way up to B.C.
When the powder settled and the winners were announced, Bresnahan and Mannis had won a $1,000 prize (which they put toward Clegghorn’s bar tab) and a free trip back for this season’s 2005 Powder 8 World Championships.