Sprite series continues with a halfpipe 

Long delays, icy conditions for season's first halfpipe

A rider in Sunday's Sprite halfpipe event throws a method off the first hit. Photo by Scott Brammer, coastphoto.com
  • A rider in Sunday's Sprite halfpipe event throws a method off the first hit. Photo by Scott Brammer, coastphoto.com

Some of Whistler’s top snowboarders opted to take part in the Ripzone Provincial Snowboard Series at Big White this past weekend, but otherwise there was a strong turnout of more than 40 skiers and snowboarders for the first Sprite Park Rider Sessions halfpipe of the season.

The conditions were on the icy side and there were long delays when the clouds moved in to hide the pipe from the judges, but all of the participants managed to squeeze in two judged runs.

The next event on the calendar is the two-day Atomicross Jan. 21-22 on Blackcomb. The Atomicross is open to skiers and snowboarders, and pre-registration is available at Whistler-Blackcomb Guest Relations and Ski School Sales.

Snowboard Boys 13 and Under

1. Brin Alexander – 9.1

2. Zack Astle – 7.6

3. Max Ripper – 5. 9

Snowboard Girls 13 and Under

1. Riley McSkimming – 6.5

2. Hilary Carrell – 5.6

3. Jessica Eastwood – 5.1

Snowboard Boys 14-16

1. Tamo Campos – 16.3

2. Brian Bowles – 9.0

3. Jeremy Wallace – 5.1

Snowboard Women 17 and Over

1. Asako Ikumold – 11.9

2. Marzie De Pangher – 10.0

3. Miyuki Tsukuda – 4.5

Snowboard Men 17 and Over

1. Chase Conway – 16.6

2. Jimmy Takemura – 16.0

3. Oliver Roy – 13.8

Ski Open 13 and Under

1. Jae Woo Choi – 12.9

2. Colin Westeidne – 12.4

3. Jonathan Grierson – 11.5

Ski Boys 14-16

1. Brian Tait – 7.9

Ski Women 17 and Over

1. Cat Smiley – 11.4

2. Crystal Lee – 9.3

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