Skiers Clara Lantz and Nolan Quigley pulled off big moves at Eagle Rock to seize first-day leads Friday at the IFSA Alyeska Jr. Freeride Classic at Alyeska.

About 75 athletes ages 18 and younger are competing in the two-day event, a Pacific Northwest Junior Regional ski and snowboard freeride competition. Finals begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Alyeska’s South Face.

Lantz, Quigley and snowboarder Aidan McGinley took advantage of ideal conditions to soar into the top spots in the 15-18 age group. More than 500 inches of snow have provided good coverage on the mountain, allowing for a high level of competition.

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A snowboarder rides a steep section Friday at the Alyeska Freeride Classic at Alyeska Resort. Competition continues Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (Photo by Sam Kikuchi)