WSSF: Day 7 Highlights

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Ice Sculpture of Camera from WSSF 2014

The Olympus’ Pro Photographer Showdown attracts the best sports photographers in the World.

WSSF: Day 7 Highlights

It’s been a wet day 7 at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC—but that means a little fresh snow up top, so we’re not complaining.

Soggy skiers and snowboarders skied down to the Village to catch shows from Freeflow and Bombino in the afternoon, before retreating to a seat underneath the heated lamp of a patio—or better yet, immersing themselves in a bubbling hot tub.

The last of the creative competitions, Olympus’ Pro Photographer Showdown, took place before a sold out crowd. Five international action sports photographers presented portfolios of the best-of-the-best of their work. The audience was treated with some incredible ski, snowboard and surfing photography. Ultimately, Norwegian photographer Frode Sandbech won over both the crowd and the judges, nabbing the $10,000 Best in Show prize as well as the People’s Choice Awards.

Overall, it was a relatively mellow day at the WSSF—but that’s all about the change, as we kick off the second and final weekend of the festival. Skiing slopestyle qualifiers are about to kick off, and so is—wait for it—Dogfest, which is exactly as it sounds. This is it, Whistler: time to knock back a few of those freebie Monsters and power through the weekend. You can do it!

Frode Sandbech accepts his $10,000 cash prize.

Frode Sandbech accepts his $10,000 cash prize.

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