They performed eye-popping tricks on skis and snowboards in the seventh annual Canada Post Showdown, Throwdown, Hoedown last weekend at Silver Star Mountain Resort..
A total of 92 competitors treated fans in an event, for the first time, sanctioned by the BC Freestyle Ski and BC Snowboard Associations.
“Competitors from all over B.C., Alberta and even as far away as Ontario, were competing for their crack at $10,000 in cash and prizes, as well as earning points in the world rankings,” said Robin Baycroft of Silver Star.
“There was a blazing sun all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday which ensured all were having a great time in TELUS Park.
“With slopestyle an event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, athletes are looking for the opportunity to showcase their skills and gain valuable experience in events of this scale. Nearly a thousand spectators thoroughly enjoyed the barbecue and beverage garden over the weekend.”
Results from the weekend are as follows:
Open Pro Men’s Ski
1st: Simon D’Artois, Whistler
2nd: Cameron Smith, Silver Star
3rd: Tyson Oland, Silver Star
Open Pro Women’s Ski
1st: Yuki Tsubota, Whistler
2nd: Cassandra Sharpe, Whistler
3rd: Ashleigh Low, Whistler
Open Pro Men’s Snowboard
1st: Brad Reid, Sun Peaks
2nd: Beau Pearson, Silver Star
3rd: Dustin O’Ferrall, Silver Star
Open Amateur Men’s Ski
1st: Tanner Gordon, Silver Star
2nd: Zain Tirmizi, Edmonton
3rd: Jake Ondrik, Silver Star
Open Amateur Women’s Ski
1st: Meagan Fiselier, Calgary
2nd: Bryana Cressey, Red Deer
3rd: Katie Walker, Big White
Open Amateur Men’s Snowboard
1st: Shaun Dolan, Burlington ON
2nd: Jesse Molyneux, Sun Peaks
3rd: Dom Oshanek, Silver Star
Open Amateur Women’s Snowboard
1st – Sarah Belford, Silver Star
2nd – Jamie Clark, Silver Star