Quiksilver Showdown Over The City - View from the Beer Garden.

They Take VISA!

This years Quiksilver Showdown Over the City was an amazing first taste of sunny spring. The new location for the course lead to a perfectly situated spectators area. Knowing that the photographers and videographers showdowns would provide extensive coverage of the event, I took it too the beer garden to see who was hangin'.. Luisa Jeffery celebrates the fact the beer garden takes visa!

 Snowboard Canada - Ralph Dammon

Snowboard Canada photographer Ralph Dammon on the scene getting the shot.

DCs Logan Haubrich

Always nice to see DC's Logan Haubrich

Matts Kuli
 8mile Johnny Lyall & Quiksilvers Dario Phillips

8mile's Johnny Lyall + Quiksilver's Dario Phillips know they have two hands for a reason.


This guy is hyped.

 Street To Slopes
 Chris Dufficy enjoying the sun
DCs Jody Wachniak + Quiksilvers Matt Belzile

Some good lookin spring boardin style. Still got it: Chris Dufficy DC's Jody Wachniak + Quiksilver's Matt Belzille enjoy the day off from filming.

 Jon Versteeg takes the cash

Jon Versteeg wins promising 15% to the after party tab.

peak seasons Steph Weber

Steph Weber at the peak of her season.

 Caley Vanular & Luisa Jeffery

Caley Vanular and Luisa Jeffery date laps.

Chris Brown getting the shot

Jack of all trades: Chris Brown

 quikk bite to eat
 Judging Brad Broughton

Altitudes Apres - Ending the day off right.. Brad Broughton knows how to judge what's good. Beer-utifullll day.


Level 1 Superunknown

Aaaah, it's that time of year again. Production powerhouse Level 1 picks one lucky up-and-comer to take their spot among skiing's elite in Level 1's next film. Previous winners have included Corey Vanular, Tom Wallisch, and most recently, Logan Imlach. Check out one of the first finalists, Dane Ulsifer. [vimeo 19419059]

This year's finalists are being released one-by-one, exclusively on Freeskier Magazine's website. You can also view the sickness of the 16 honorable mentions here.


Burke's Going to Alaska!!!

This video just got posted, this is so rad! My good homie and work buddy, was the first official winner of Rome's Ticket to Alaska! This is a North American wide contest, and he won for selling the most Rome gear in all of Canada and the States!! It's an all expenses paid trip to Alaska, where Rome flies you out and you spend a week shreddin and hangin with pro riders as they all come together to get some of the best terrain in the world! check out the site for more info here, Wooo!! So the other night pro Rome rider MFR (babe) and our rep Derrick, showed up at the back door with a big prize poster and confetti, and gave him the surprise of a lifetime. Beers and good times were had. It's all in the footage here.

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A big shout out to Tyler, if you've ever been in the shop I'm sure you've seen this guy, if not, next time you're in the dub give him a big high five!

Congrats again brudda! Stooooked CLASSIC WESTBEACH






2011 Showdown Over The City

Quiksilver's Showdown Over The City at Grouse Mountain is coming up quickly! The Showdown is one of the top snowboarding events in Canada that attracts pros and ams alike from across the continent and from around the world. Come up and watch as those boys do their best to compete for the $20,000 prize purse. We'll have an outdoor BBQ set up, a beer garden, product demo centres as well as a Ford Test Drive centre set up at the base. Visit the Showdown Site for more details, photos and videos.

Under Armour MTN Along The Way Series

This is a cool little video series made by pro skier turned cinematographer Michael Clarke.  It follows UA athletes around and lets you kind of peek into the lives that they live.  Awesome music, with awesome cinematography and topped off with outstanding editing, this is one of my favourite things to watch on Vimeo right now. [vimeo 17964157]

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X-Games real snow finals!

Supreme! That's the perfect word to sum up how I feel about X-games newest addition REAL SNOW.

Basically the best 1 minute urban part out of eight pro riders takes the $2,500 pot (the link above explains it all!) So through public voting it's down to the Big Don JP Walker and the Frenchman Nic Sauve. Get involved and throw your vote down, winners announced at the X-games (January 27th-30th)

Nic Sauve's part (In my opinion the outright winner!, but you gotta give respect to JP)


Later Shralpers


Second That!

Saturday WAS a brilliant day! The park was sick and the vibes were good. I showed up slightly late but still managed to catch some very prize worthy action. Flips, spins, grabs, and hand drags were thrown down all day and it was all topped off with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Here are some more shots! [caption id="attachment_3844" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="Cam Harris boosting over the hip with a 3"]Cam Harris boosting over the hip with a 3[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_3845" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="There were a lot of flips hucked, almost too many, and Sam made sure everyone knew about it"]There were a lot of flips hucked, almost too many, and Sam made sure everyone knew about it[/caption]


Grousepark.com Photo Contest: We Have A Winner

Hey y'all, Results are in. Looks like Nate Konyi takes this one convincingly. Congrats to all the runner ups. Brian Choi was in second and kept it pretty tight. Nate wins himself a pair of Oakley/Grouse Mountain collab Crowbars and a prize pack from our sponsors. Nicely done Nate, and big ups to Adam Wizinsky for proving the material on a one shot then pack up sort of deal. Well done boys.

Here's the shot again. It's a beauty! [caption id="attachment_3778" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="Photo: Nate Konyi"]Photo: Nate Konyi[/caption]

Photo Contest Finalists

Hey all, We've finally got the finalists for the photo contest. The response was huge and we're stoked on the submissions that came in. There were a bunch of good shots and narrowing it down was a challenge. In the end, our crew decided on four finalists, instead of the originally planned three. They are Colton Labou, Brian Choi, Josh Remund and Nate Konyi. Below are their submissions. As of tomorrow night, these pictures will be on the Grouse Mountain Terrain Parks Facebook page and you'll have all Easter long weekend to vote on your favourite one. Come Monday morning, at 10am, the picture with the most likes will win the contest and the photog will walk away with a pair of Grouse Mountain/Oakley collab Crowbars and some out swag. Congrats to our finalists once again.

[caption id="attachment_3776" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="Photo: Colton Labou"]Photo: Colton Labou[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3777" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="Photo: Brian Choi"]Photo: Brian Choi[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_3775" align="aligncenter" width="396" caption="Photo: Josh Remund"]Photo: Josh Remund[/caption]

The Grousepark boys are placing bets on the winner. All I'm saying is, if my guy doesn't win, no one is getting a prize. Just kidding.

Happy Voting, Sam

Grouse Mountain Oakley Night Jams!

Last Friday, Grouse threw one of their monthly night jams. Everyone came out to welcome the new snow and the kids kept it fresh with their after bangs and sweet new manoeuvres. There were tons of Oakley prizes to be won and everyone had a great time. Callem Peake killed it snowboarding, along with skier Simon Stulberg, both winning best overall riders in their respective sports. The most inspirational rider took home a pair of Grouse Oakley collab Crowbars, so shout out to the guy who managed to slit his wrist on the downbar. Hope your doin ok! It was great to see everyone still hyped and killin it mid-March! More jams to come with the good weather, stay tuned birds! [gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]

XOXO Gossip Girl

Photo Contest Extension

Due to the recent park rebuild, Quik park being open again and the current rad weather, we're pushing the contest deadline to Monday, March 22nd.  That gives you the entire weekend in Quik park to get some banger shots.  Please don't email me all the pictures on your hard drive, pick three and I'll choose your best one.  Any emails with more than three attachments will be ignored.  Sounds like a jerk move, but I don't want my email server taking three days to open an email.  So get out and start shooting!

Mid March Photo Contest

Hey all, We've got a bunch of stuff to give away , so we're having another Grousepark.com contest.  Up for grab are a pair of Grouse Mountain/Oakley Crowbar collab goggles as well as a prize pack from our sponsors.  Here's the rundown.

  1. Take some pictures of anything ski/board realated.
  2. Pick your favourite.
  3. Email it to contest@grousepark.com.

From there, our team of bloggers will pick the top three entries and the pictures will get posted on our Facebook fan page.  Then you gotta get your friends to vote on it by liking the pictures.  The shot with the most like in two days will win the contest.  Simple as that!  Deadline for photo submissions is Wednesday, March 18th and please include rider credits if possible.

Remember: They have to be pictures that you have taken, not pictures of you riding taken by someone else. This is for up and coming photogs.