Monthly ArchivesApril 2010


The World Ski and Snowboard Festival wrapped up this weekend with the Grenade Games 6 pipe comp and grand finale valley Slope Style. Up on Blackcomb the pipe was riding nicely and the riders where down for a day of fun and pipe jibbing. Along with finely shaped walls the pipe included a 8ft high log hitching post on the right wall and the Grenade piñata on the left. Down in the valley crowds gathered on Saturday night to witness the Slope Style finale. The course started out with a multi option feature which included a kicker over a gap and a 50ft down flat Combi Box. After that they went into a big log launcher, mini hip and then ...

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Whistler Blackcomb hosted the WSI Ski Superpipe competition in it’s new 22 foot pipe Tuesday. This was the North American competition debut for a Global Cutter shaped halfpipe and the skiers where boosting due to the smooth transitions and larger landing area of the finely shaped 22 footer. The pipe will now be handed over to the snowboarders for the Grenade Games Superpipe competition which takes place on Friday April 24th.Down in the valley ASP is working on the slope style course for the grand finally of the Grenade Games happening Saturday evening at the base of Whistler. World Skiing Invitational Superpipe Global Cutter equals smooth transitions First hit in the Blackcomb pipe

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The Orage Masters Event went off on Whistler Mountain this weekend. We saw a bit of rain on Saturday but the course held up well and the teams where putting on a show for the crowds gathered in the village. Arena Snowparks will be back on site Monday morning to start construction on the Grenade Games slope style course which happens April 24th under the lights at the base of Whistler Mountain. Blackcomb’s new 22 foot Global Cutter shaped halfpipe opened to the public on Friday and received rave reviews. The pipe will be the site of the World Skiing Invitational and the Grenade Games competitions starting April 18th through to April 22nd. Orage masters team cribs Downflat combi box ...

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ASP crews have been in the valley all week on Whistler Mountain constructing the slope style course for the Orage Masters competition which takes place on Saturday. Ace park builder and ASP Rails welder, Anthony Ortes, has been logging some long days down in the slush dialing in the course and installing the rails and boxes. Up on Blackcomb mountain, John Melville, has been putting the final touches on the 22 foot Super Pipe. John has also put in some long days and has managed to get the pipe open early so the public can have a chance to ride the new pipe for a couple days before the the World Ski and Snowboard Festival takes over. Anton pushing the ...

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Blackcomb Mountain standard

Blackcomb’s halfpipe is in the midst of a transformation from 18 to a 22 footer. ASP started work on the pipe early this week and with over 100cm’s of new snow in the last ten days there is plenty of snow on hand to complete the build. Arena Snowparks has teamed up with fellow Global Snowpark Alliance partner Development Snowparks of New Zealand to present the new 22 foot pipe shaper the Global Cutter. The Cutter will be making it’s North American debut at Blackcomb during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival April 16 to 25. The Cutter will then go down to Mt. Hood for SAM Magazines Cutter’s Camp May 9 to 16. Looking up from the bottom Grading ...

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Terrain Park Whistler standard

Check out Whistler’s new Combi Box set up. Last week the box, in the Chipmonk Park, was set up as a 16ft down, 5ft flat, 24ft down. This week the pieces have been re-arranged into a sick 32ft down, 14ft flat box. The change over took two people around one hour to complete –the combinations are endless. Whistler Blackcomb will have two Combi Box set ups in the Grenade Games slopestyle course at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival April 16th to 24th.Combi Box video coming soon. Combi box before Combi box after All the pieces bolt together

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