Skiing: Kiwi Craig Murray stuns onlookers with Freeride World Tour win in Canada

Kiwi skier Craig Murray has stunned commentators and spectators with his crazy performance to win the second event of the Freeride World Tour in British Columbia, Canada.

Murray, 20, is the son of former Coast to Coast multi-sport winners Keith and Andrea Murray, and the youngest competitor on the alpine series.

He hinted as his abilities at the first event in Japan last month, when he scored the biggest trick of the day - a 720-degree spin at the top of the course - while finishing fifth overall.

This time, his creativity carried him to top honours, scoring 93 points out of a possible 100.

Kiwi Craig Murray celebrates
Kiwi Craig Murray (centre) celebrates his victory at Kicking Horse. Photo credit: Freeride World Tour

Initially, onlookers thought the Wanaka youngster had lost his way down the Kicking Horse Resort course, but then he produced an incredible jump that showed he knew what he was doing all along.

"He wasn't lost - he was hyping up the crowd," corrected the commentator. "I completely misread that."  

Victory elevates Murray to second on the series rankings, behind Italian Markus Eder.

The five-event freeride tour challenges skiers and snowboarders to navigate spectacular steep powder slopes around the world. Next stop is Fieberbrunn, Austria on February 22-28.