22 Mar, 2008
It’s a busy weekend here in Steamboat, so today I was stoked to get to judge the Mavericks Superpipe challenge in the morning and then ride pipe after the contest without having to deal with crowds.
Here’s the info on the superpipe challenge:
7th ANNUAL MAVERICKS SUPERPIPE CHALLENGE
Skiers and riders will compete in the Maverick’s Terrain for title, cash and prizes during the 7th Annual Mavericks Superpipe on March 22 in Steamboat. The event features competitions for both men and women skiers and snowboarders. The competition will start at 11am followed by an awards ceremony at 2pm in Gondola Square prior to the KyMani Marley Concert. Presented by the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, sponsored by Ride Sports, Smartwool Mountain Dew, Sprint and Red Bull.
I was with two other judges, Ricky from the park crew and a guy from SSWSC (totally forgot his name). We watched each rider/skier take 3 qualifying laps and then for the finals each rider/skier got 2 laps.
It was sweet to watch the local riders rip it up, throwing down spins and flips. Definitely pumped me up for when the judging was over, the pipe was empty and I could take runs through it before heading in.
Now it’s time to pack up my gear and head to summit county.