Winter Park 3/21/09

21 Mar, 2009

I actually was awake and left Steamboat before the sun rose to arrive in Winter Park at 8am for an early start to the day.

My friend, Tom was competing in the Freeskiing Open at Winter Park today so I went along for support and took my good camera to take some photos of the competition.

On the way to the competition we hit up the medium park and superpipe.  The sun was shining but the temperature wasn’t too hot.  The snow did soften up as the day went on.

Dark Territory competion time

I made laps with Tom as he went through the slopestyle course.  The course for the contest was 4 jumps and a mixture of rails.  Today was the pre-qualifiers for tomorrow’s final contest.
I made laps throughout the day and as the time came for Tom to lap through, I found a spot to sit on the side of the run and took photos.  Good thing my canon camera lens has good zoom on it.

Me chilling on the slope

Skiers waiting to drop in to the first rail and then the jump line

My favorite photo from the batch was this unknown skier pulling a backflip

A shot of Tom

Unfortunately Tom didn’t make it to the finals, but it was a good day at Winter Park taking photos and riding.  

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  1. Han
    March 21, 2009

    winterpark reminds me of snowpark nz, would you ever go to the southern hemi to ride shay?

  2. Shayboarder
    March 21, 2009

    Ah I love looking at snowpark, mostly the pipe though, haha. Southern Hemi is on my wishlist…would love to go so maybe someday.

  3. Snowvols
    March 22, 2009

    Wish I would have know you were in Winter Park yesterday. I was there as well and just got back home from the long drive not long ago

  4. Shayboarder
    March 22, 2009

    ahhh man! Yeah i was trying to remember who rides WP to meet up with people. Probably the only time I’ll ride there this year, but we should meet up at Basin end of season!