WSSF: Day 2 Highlights
Day 2: Night time falls on the festival
World Ski and Snowboard Festival Day 2
What happens when you cross a sunny bluebird day with the first Saturday of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival?
As it turns out, the answer is an UNFORGETTABLE day. The second day of the WSSF brought the best spring weather that Whistler has seen thus far this year. Based on the number of people milling through Whistler Village today (and the line ups for free Monster energy drinks), I would wager that every single Whistlerite—along with plenty of weekend warriors—were out enjoying the weather today.
Of course, the sunshine wasn’t the main attraction of today. That title was split between two events, the first being the mid-afternoon De La Soul concert that took place right at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Perfectly timed to coincide with the ski-out rush, the entire plaza was packed with party people getting down to some retro hip hop.
The other highlight of the day? The first of the Big Air competitions, the Monster Energy Shred Show. Max Eberhardt, a 19-year old shredder from North Bay, Ontario, took the coveted first place title and $15,000 cash prize with a triple-cork jump—his first ever in a competition. Looks like it pays to take a little risk! Second and third place were awarded to Kyle Mack (from West Bloomfield, Michigan—this kid is only 16!) and Justin Morgan (24, from Clifton Park, New York), respectively. Well done, lads.
Stay tuned for day three of the WSSF—some snowboard slopestyle action, a little multiplicity mayhem, and more perfect weather.
Image credits: Dave Humphreys / dhump.ca
Thanks for the highlights Magee! Wish I could be there!!