Working with Quiksilver, Grouse Mountain offered a unique event for all show attendees of Canada's biggest lifestyle trade show. The infamous banked slalom with a twist. The twist included a mandatory flat bar and rainbow rail built into the course itself. Not to mention the course was built in the forest next to The Cut and completely lit up by flood lights. The course was as fun as it was terrifying.
The course took about a week and half of endless designing and hand shaping. Course designers Liam Mullaly and James Frost, both
with backgrounds in mountain biking and trail building on the North Shore's Fromme
Mountain, took their experiences and knowledge and
mapped out a pretty gnarly course in the snow. Everyone who dropped in had a good time and if you couldn't man up to the course, the Quik Park was in great shape to get laps with friends while catching the million dollar view that only Grouse can provide. We look forward to growing this event in the future.
The apres and awards took place in Altitudes Bistro where the Know Show and Quiksilver had more jugs of beer, nachos, and chicken wings then I have ever seen. When it came time to announce the winners people held their breath having heard that Whistler's Colin D Watt, after dropping in shirtless, had the fastest time. But he was disqualified for missing a gate in the tight section. The podium held some of BC's snowboarding royalty including the winner, 3 x Winter X Games Slopestyle finalist, Travis Williams, 2nd went to an unidentified Grouse Park Crew member and 3rd went to 1999 X Games Big Air gold medalist Kevin Sansalone.