Meagan Fiselier of Calgary soars through the air in the seventh annual Canada Post Showdown

Meagan Fiselier of Calgary soars through the air in the seventh annual Canada Post Showdown

Skiers, boarders dazzle Silver Star fans

They performed eye-popping tricks on skis and snowboards in the seventh annual Canada Post Showdown, Throwdown, Hoedown.

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