Jib Academy stop #1 at Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Posted on 03/03/2008
Ontario Jibbers were out in full force at Mount St. Louis Moonstone on Saturday for the first Canadian Salomon Jib Academy stop in 2008.
Braving the icy/ slushy road conditions 50 skiers showed up to session and learn from our Salomon coaches Kaya Turski, Iannick B, Denise Jaworsky and Dave Bishop. The Jib Academy participants were divided into 4 groups in the morning and proceeded to slay the Junkyard park. After a delicious lunch on-hill the four groups battled for the Best Trick contest. Then each participant voted for the top 16 skiers of the day to proceed into a final competition. We think we may have even found our new tour MC, that’s right Kaya Turski might have found a new part-time job!
The skiing was fierce and the Jib Academy chose the following winners;
Best overall skier of the day- Jamieson Irvine, Best Trick- Kelly “Skinny Jeans” Gallacher, Best Bail-Noah Hellreich, Friend of Ski Patrol-Elliot Galbraith, Giver Award-Jared Sutton, Yeah Girl-Stephanie Bourque, and four final awards for Coaches choice, Kaya Turski’s pick-Guillaume de Milleville, Iannick B-Zach Hellreich, Denise Jaworsky's choice-Matthew Bourque, and Dave Bishop's choice-Carl Tusz.
Jamieson Irvine will be traveling to Mont Tremblant for the final Canadian Jib Academy stop on March 30th during the Telus Spin Symposium. The Mont Tremblant winner will win the prestigious trip to Mammoth, California for the world finals where they will spend 5 days with the Salomon International pro team!
Big thanks to Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Smith Goggles, SBC Skier Magazine, Salomon Coaches and Crew, and the volunteers who made the event a huge success!
There are still a few more spots for the upcoming events. Online pre-registration is available at www.jibacademyregistration.com and will be limited to 50 participants per Canadian tour stop.