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.


The 5th Annual Quiksilver Showdown Over the City

Grouse Mountain hosted it's 5th Annual Quiksilver Showdown Over the City this weekend, and it was awesome! Born five years ago , the event has grown to attract top talent from across Canada and the US with the TTR World Tour 4 Star point designation. Over the past few years the event had been caught in bad weather systems but this year that was not the case. The sun was out, and the beer garden was jumping. Another exciting factor about this years Showdown was the jumps. The Grouse Park Crew built the best course to date. Each of the jumps in the double jump line could have been featured as a stand alone Big Air kicker. With 20' tall wedges and 60' decks these kickers were no joke. Here are a few shots I captured at the event.

[caption id="attachment_5451" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Drop In! "What's the speed?" "Straight in from here.""][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5452" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Unidentified Sender!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5450" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Heli Cam!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5453" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Judges judge. Darcy Sharpe flying."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5454" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Man Sized Air"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5455" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The top jump was no joke."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5456" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Snowboarding Roayalty - Chris Dufficy Happy about his cookie and riding in the finals with a huge Cab 9 to Double Wildcat."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5457" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="John Versteeg $5,000 richer."][/caption]


1) John Versteeg

2) Darcy Sharpe

3) Craig McMorris


Stay tuned for the Andrew Santos edit for the Filmmaker Showdown.



Showdown over the City Course Preview

I don`t know about you, but I cannot wait for the Showdown over the City. If you don`t know, the Showdown will be taking place this Friday and Saturday at Grouse. The course is pretty gnarly this year with some big features. I thought I would snap some shots of the course exclusively for you, our Grouse Park viewers. Here it is from top to bottom. IMG_1372




For more info check out the official Showdown over the City website here.

See ya there! Andrew Santos


Sun in the Grouse Park

Many students like me got to take advantage of class being out early this week. The sun was out and the park was dialed. My fisheye lens arrived right on time for this and I brought it up to snap some shots. Here's what I came up with while enjoying this wonderful holiday. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Adriano Tongko with a sweet method into the sun."]Adriano Tongko[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="On set of Pocket full of Gnar."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Got to learn some new tricks after the big dump on Sunday night. Photo cred to Kaz Yamamura."]Andrew Santos[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Shawn Greensides rides trees."]Shawn Greensides[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Shawn with the Tank."]Shawn Greensides[/caption]


That's all for now, - Andrew Santos


A Couple New Quik Park Features

Went up recently to the Quiksilver Park to check out some new features that have been moved around and added. Here is a taste of whats new up there! Looks as though snow is in the forecast this week which is a promising sign!

This rail is set up with mellow banks on both sides - Tom ollies a 360 over it into the new C-rail set up:

I think the C-rail could be my favorite feature these days...

One of the other big features added was this launch box - You can take it to a jump style landing or just hop into the transition early to save you knees!

The 3 jump line on the side cut is looking very promising in the coming days, looking forward to that! A new Quiksilver park edit coming very soon!


DC Scavenger Hunt & 24 Hours of Winter

We went up to Grouse for the 24 Hours of Winter to try our luck on the DC Scavenger Hunt. We searched around the whole mountain but our eyes were not peeled enough to find one. The hidden frisbees, if found, were redeemable for prizes in the lodge! Lots of people were on the lookout and the frisbees were being tracked down left and right. Unfortunately I guess I don't have the right skills for this game, but many were very successful on the foggy night!

The Canucks game had begun in the mist with snow-made stands. Runs were fun to rip around, the snow was soft and the bumps were prime! Shreddable all night. This dude was hyped on his find!!


24 Hours of Shred

Grouse Mountain is running the annual 24 Hours of Winter a.k.a 24 Hours of Shred. This is always a good time. They pack the weekend with good events and this year is no exception. Here are few shredtivities to look out for:

  • Terrain Parks: Non-stop Sat-Sun Park Jam 11pm – 1am Park Jam will be open to all amateurs skiers and snowboarders from 11pm to 1am.
  • DC Booth: DC Booth will be located in the North East area of the Canadiana Room! Come and grab some cash in the Money Booth and redeem your earnings for prizing!
    9am Saturday to 12pm Sunday
  • DC Scavenger Hunt: Find the DC frisbees hidden all around the mountain and redeem them for a prize at their booth! Check Twitter and Facebook for clues!
  • Altitudes After Dark Deck Party: We are tenting the Altitudes deck to create the perfect spot to party all night! With a beautiful view of the city, the Altitudes deck party will play host to DJ Hebejebe until 4am, and there will be prizes to be won. Take a break from the hills, listen to some music and get ready to hit the slopes again at sunrise!
I'll be up tonight riding the park and rocking my new playlist. Have a good 24 Hours of Shred!

Straight from the Quikpark

I have to say that both the Cut Line and Quikpark are prime right now. Did a couple laps yesterday and I was having way too much fun. I brought out the camera for the last run. Here are the results.

These are only three of the many features that are up right now. Come up and check it out! Photo creds to Kaz Yamamura and a big shout out to the Park Crew.

Later! Andrew Santos

Roxy Ride Days: Coming to Grouse Mountain!


Saturday, February 4th. 2012

Come on out and have some fun with Roxy Ride Days Canadian Tour at Grouse Mountain! Learn new tricks, meet new friends and have a blast spending the day snowboarding with the WSF Roxy coaching team. Join in on a fun progressive day on the hill filled with park coaching sessions, mini jam comps and prize giveaways!

Open to all ages & abilities!

  • Learn new tricks
  • Receive a gifts from Roxy
  • Tons of prizes
  • Demo the latest snowboards from Roxy
  • Ride with friends
  • Lunch included


Saturday, February 4th. 2012

9:00 – 10:o0 am: Registration & Warm Up

10:00 – 10:30 am: Group Coaching Session: Intro to Freestyle Riding

10:30 – 12:30 pm: Coaching Sessions: Jumps, Rails, Boxes

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 pm: Mini Jams: Game of R.O.X.Y. – JIB JAM

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Prizes & Wrap up


$50.00+ Lift Ticket.

Includes Lunch & Roxy Gift Bag!

REGISTRATION LINK: http://shredsisters.com/blog/roxy-ride-days-events/roxy-ride-days-british-columbia/register

For Roxy Snow info, visit: www.roxy.com Twitter: @roxy #RoxyCanada


See you out there!

- CV

Cut Line Laps with Mike and Tomas

I got some laps in this week on the new Grouse Park Cut Line build.  With the sun out, it was time to take out the camera and get some shots. Riders in the edit are Michael Granger and Tomas Smythe. Hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to click the “HD” button. http://vimeo.com/34944209

Look out for the upcoming Oakley Night Jam on Friday January 13th.

See ya there!

Andrew Santos


Hello Everyone! My name is Matthew Waring and this is my first year producing content for the grouse blog! I am exited to get this season going and to spend as much time as I possibly can up in the mountains. I am originally from Ontario and am currently going to school at Capilano University. I have been living in BC for 3 years, one in Whistler and two in Vancouver. My main passions are skiing and photography so I am happy to be able to combine the two using Grouse Park blog as an outlet. When I'm not in school you will see me in the mountains skiing, filming and generally having fun, because we live in an insane part of the world!

Here are a couple of clips from December in the Hike Park - One of the best parts about this set up is that you can re-learn all of those rusty tricks you may have lost from the summer. Perfectly mellow features to get tricks on, before taking them to bigger stuff. That’s it for now - see you up there.


[vimeo 34580587]


It's On

It's on. Another season of snowboarding on Grouse Mountain. Another year of tree runs, park laps, and powder turns. To introduce myself, my name is Myrosha Daley and I have been riding for almost 20 years, competitively for 15, and I have worked in the snowboard industry for nearly 10. I have been fortunate in my shred life to snowboard at many different mountain resorts. Grouse is still one of my favorite places to ride. It might be how close it is to my house. Or it might be how I can get a hot lap with rollers one run, and hit the park the next. It will be another year of getting off work, quickly grabbing my gear while eating dinner, and out the door to catch the Skyride tram for a night session. It will be another year of laughs on chairlifts,  9:30pm powder slashes and eventually slushy spring fun wearing jeans, a t-shirt and shades. When I really think about it, it makes sense. Another year of riding Grouse Park and I can't wait. [caption id="attachment_4906" align="alignnone" width="504" caption=""It's on""][/caption]

This is my first year on the Grouse Park blog and I am stoked to be contributing and acting as editor. Hyped to join the team and bring you some killer features:

  • Real Talk - Interviews with snow pros and snow industry heads
  • Playlists - New tunes for your park riding pleasure
  • Trick Tips - Delivered to you from the Grouse Park Crew
  • Game of D.I.C.E - You'll have to wait and see...

Keep updated with us on the Grouse Park blog for these features, videos, regular posts from the contributors and more.


Happy Holidays,


Spring Break Shake

Joy footage and Cut Stone productions have been killing it lately. Every single edit that has been coming from both of the crews have been sick, not to mention they are all shot on our local mountains. Here's their latest edit, Spring Break Shake. Check it out! [vimeo 21473419]

PS. Grouse has been getting tons of snow lately, and it's April! chyea.

Quiksilver Showdown Over the City

With the city in view, the Quiksilver Showdown ran full-blast last Sunday. All riders were throwing down and out of the many competitors, the results came down to Zach Stone landing the Best trick, Bobby Balharry placing third, Jeremy Cloutier placing 2nd and Eric Willet with the win. With my t2i in hand and riders throwing down, I was stoked to get to film these guys.  Check out the edit!


The boys are back in town

The Whistler boys were in town for a couple of days so I brought the 7D out to shoot some pictures with them up Grouse. The conditions weren't the best but they were all throwing down regardless, stomping some of the best tricks these Grousepark features have ever seen. Like I said, conditions were not ideal but I managed a couple of alright shots regardless.

See you all at Showdown,


February Love

Here's yet another amazing edit brought to you by Joy Footage.  Riders are Patrick Rychter, Sam Fedak, and Grousepark blogger Simon Stulberg. Also just a shout out to all you riders out there to get your Y2Play pass they are going quick, so click on that lovely Y2Play banner above to get more details. After you've done that don't forget to head up to Grouse for this weekend's Roxy Chickadee Jam, which also includes a Mascot rail jam!

For now just sit back, relax, and enjoy this killer edit!


Quiksilver & Cut Jump Line Rebuild Dates

Roxy Chickadee Jam Poster Please be advised that the Quiksilver Terrain Park will be on standby for the majority of the day due to a rebuild on March 08, 2011. Also The Cut Jump Line will be on standby due to a rebuild for the Roxy Chickadee Jam.. Those dates are  March 9th-10th, 2011. If you haven't already heard the Roxy Chickadee Jam is this weekend March 12th & 13th come out and enjoy the show.