BYS is a contest started by 250snow and Evolution, created to celebrate homegrown snowboard parks.
"Last year was a total experiment… We walked up to the first house and in the back of my head I had no idea what it was going to be like... It turned out awesome! The sessions were fun and the footage turned out great." (Co-founder Woody) "We thought it wasn't gonna happen this season - but we're doing it…! " The second annual Back Yard Sessions is on!! So get your shovels, grab your pals and show us what your back yard is made of…
The challenge is simple:
Shovel, Shape, Shred and submit "proof-of-park" by March 14th to firstname.lastname@example.org (proof of park via photos, vid if you want, and a description)
SESSIONABILITY - How great could the sessions be? Is it progressive? Technical? How many can Jam?
CREATIVE USE OF SPACE - We don't care how big your park, it is about how well you improvised with what you have to work with.
BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS - How much work had to go into it? For example: a hand shoveled drop in ramp so you can gap into the down... F yeah..
Submission should showcase these qualities, the best camera or cleanest cut doesn't win - it is about the best back yard park!
The top submissions selected will host Jam sessions with the 250snow.com & Evolution Crews as well as be documented by photographers and filmakers. The best session will win the grand prizes!
The Best Back Yard Park in Whistler wins ultimate bragging rights and prizes from:
Please contact Jessy ( email@example.com ) for details. All skaters are welcome and there will be registration on site. DJ's will be spinn'n on the decks! Rider judged, and prizes provided by: LRG, Etnies, Sitka, DC, TBA & Maylay.
In early September I had the chance to go to Retallack lodge to check out some of the work that their trail crew had put in to creating what should be a very bright future in the world of destination biking. Some of BC's best trail builders have converged on Rettal for example Riley Mcintosh and Joyrides own Paddykay (PK) these two along with many other have worked tirelessly to create some awesome trails. Here's an edit from the guys at Artbarn with some interveiws and some riding.
The 1st Loonie Race of the Season will be hosted by Evolution Whistler this Thursday, May 3rd.
The Apres will be assisted by TAG - providing a great Apres location and bonfire! Alpine Cafe, will be serving up delicious hearty food once again-yay!, and Pemberton Distillery's Schramm Vodka will be mixed into Schrammenade and Caesars, plus there will be Schramm Gin tasting!
The start will be at Baxter Creek (top of Rainbow between Alpine and Emerald).
Jeremy Jones has been a ponier of the evolution of snowboarding and his line of boards reflects everything about his style.
Develop the highest performance all-mountain weapons on the market - freeride boards that reflect everything about Jones Snowboards knows both on the snow and in the factory. Every Jones Snowboards snowboard produce will be born of my passion and our designs will mirror the performance demands of my riding matched with the environmental demands of my conscience.
If your in Whistler come and say hi! OR just checkout the goodness below!