Capilano University: UnCapped Rail Jam Re-Cap

Try and say that title three times fast...

The Grouse Parks crew took a couple toys over to Capilano University on Thursday for the Uncapped Rail Jam, and nobody had more fun! The sun was peaking out, and it actually wasn't that cold for once. The Monster Energy drinks were flowing and the DJ was on point. Everyone got down with the free chilli and coconut curry, and that garlic bread was so damn tasty that it was gone faster than fresh tracks on The Cut. Most of all, the features and the vibes were chill AF! After 2 hours of solid shredding, the results were:

Snowboarding:

  1. Adrian Tongko (Grouse Team)
  2. Mark Bramwell (Grouse Park Crew)
  3. Sterling Storey (Grouse Team)

Skiing:

  1. Yukon Deleeuw
  2. Robin Paed

Despite the low-light conditions, Edwin managed to come away with some pretty sick shots! He even gave us a bonus feature: the 'Ghetto iPhone Clip Reel'. Marcus and I were also busy stacking footy on our Instagram (@grouseparks) and Snapchat (@grouse_park) stories.

Big ups to Sterling for a good laugh with that hand plant / cart wheel / steam roller / whatever that was! Also, thank you to the contestants, audience, reps, and park crews for holding it down! Until next time...

- Crasey

Side Cut Park - Top to Bottom

What's up all you park riders!?

Andrew Santos here, back in action and stoked to be blogging! I've been fortunate to do quite a bit of traveling over the past few months, 38 countries in Europe to be exact. I got to explore a lot, but nothing compares to our local mountains. I couldn't wait to get back and ride, and that's exactly what I've been up to. Plus, with all the snow we've been getting, it's been an unreal start to the season.

Given the amount of snow, the park crew have been on point with the Grouse parks. To prove it, the first week of January I went up with Grouse Pro team riders Zac Dolesky, Alex Jordan, and Sterling Storey. We filmed a top to bottom of the Side Cut Park, and managed to get this on our second go. Check it out! 

Peace! 

Andrew 

First Week Back

As some of you know, I have been in New Zealand for their winter season. I was down there working with my good friend Shaw Butterworth, who is Grouse Mountain's main park cat driver. Down in NZ I also had the pleasure of becoming friends with another amazing cat driver by the name of Humpty, who is now a member of Grouse's crew. During my first week back in Vancouver, I was lucky enough to get some park laps in with the park boys and girls, and they showed me all the hard work they have been doing building jumps by putting on a clinic for the chairlift. As you can see in some of these photos, the crew is just as good at riding as they are at building. Stoked to be back in Vancouver and seeing all this snow. Hope to see you all up the mountain soon!

- Edwin ( @aneddyimage )