WSSF: Day 9 Highlights
After a relatively mellow couple of days at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, Day 9 brought a fair bit of action, namely the Dock Dogs canine long jumping competition (just kidding—although that did really happen).
Light rain didn’t damper the mood of the Gibbons Life Big Air at the World Skiing Invitational. It was a tight show, but ultimately, Swede Jesper Tjäder took the $6,000 grand prize after earning a top score of 90 for double-cork 1620. Bobby Brown from Colorado was a close second, with a score of 89 for his double-cork 1260 mute grab, and Canadian Vincent Gagnier took third with his double-cork 1260 octograb, which earned a score of 88.6.
After the show, the party of the Festival opened its doors. “The End” is a rave that takes over the conference center, and the line up this year was pretty all-star: Rusko, Sleepy Tom, Mat the Alien and Skratch Bastid DJed the event. I’d tell you how it was, but anyone who attended is currently passed out. My bet is that it was an epic evening.
Up next: the final day of the Festival!