Tricks abound at Jib in the Park 0
Curt Derbyshire photo Jordan Sinnott (Skier) and Tom Ashmore (Snowboarder) put forth a team effort during the Jib in the Park competition held at Castle Mountain over Family Day long weekend.
While Mother Nature was throwing out the full gamut of weather conditions possible for a southern Alberta Sunday in February, the annual Jib in the Park at Castle Mountain Resort went off without a hitch and most importantly, without an injury of note.
Boarderline Skate Snow and Apparel has been sponsoring this always popular event since its inception and they consistently see a fantastic turnout from jibbers of all ages and on all snow-sliding devices. As usual though, the snowboard to ski ratio was decidedly in favour of the one-plankers.
Taras Panchyshyn and Rodney Reed, Terrain Park Supervisor and Manager respectively, had the Rawhide Park in excellent shape for the event, just as it has been throughout the whole season. Boxes, rails, culverts, hip jumps and a wall ride were all fair game and plenty of riders pushed the limits on what some of the smaller airs could handle. Backflips, rodeos and 720s were all attempted in an effort to please the crowd, show off for the cameras a little, and collect some prizes from the Boarderline crew.
However, the "trick" of the day was reserved for Panchyshyn, successfully airing over the wall, past the deck, and into the net behind. For his efforts, he was ironically rewarded with a new helmet.
The Rawhide and Parking Lot parks are in fine form this year. Supremely creative designs by Reed and Panchyshyn have been matched with an equally important effort by the entire crew in construction and maintenance. For more info on the terrain park and the rest of Castle Mountain, head to their website or better yet, just head right to the hill.