Quarter Pipe Fiesta!
Buenos dias amigos! The Quarter Pipe Fiesta, brought to you by La Nina, went down on Friday, February 22 smack in the middle of the Stevens Pass base area. La Nina has been puking on the northwest this season and it provided the Top Phlight park crew plenty to work with as it assembled a massive step-down to quarter pipe in front of the Granite Peaks Lodge.
The Fiesta, sponsored by Ally Distribution, Imperial Motion, Fuel TV and Rossignol featured some of the area's top riders and the heavy hitters from the Northwest Series. When it was all said and done over $2000 in cash prizes had been awarded along with free swag from Burton, Ally and Rossi.
The Fiesta marked the first leg on the Northwest Series, Check out some pics below...
-This mound of snow in the Base Area was huge!
-Analog's Ludwig Lejkner getting steezy
-Bart P getting spotlighted
-The IsenSeven video crew out of Germany was in town to get some shots for their new shred flick "Teenage Love Graffiti." Erik Botner showing the Americans how it's done.
-Joonas Mustonen of the IsenSeven crew earning it
-What's a fiesta without margaritas? This muchacho fires up the gas powered blender
-Stevens Pass' own Andy Stern showin the Euro's that locals can boost
-With moves like this no wonder Joseph Bassler took home the cash for the Snowboarders
-Before it all started Joeseph Bassler wasn't sure if he wanted to enter the comp because he didn't want to "lose" $50. He took 1st place and now has 500 extra confidence boosters.
-Joonas Mustonen from Germany's IsenSeven Crew took 3rd place. Upon receiving his check he asked what he is supposed to do with it.....He also took home the award for best mustache
-The skiers also had tons of fun! Here's the Winners of the Men's Ski pro who each one novelty size pieces of cardboard.
1st- Coby Trudell (Center)
2nd- Kohl Schoening (Left)
3rd- Anders Fornelius (Right)
All in all the revival of the Quarter Pipe Jam to Stevens Pass brought back some excitment and some of the Northwest's best riders. We've got big plans for next years jam so stay tuned and get those Quarter Pipe skills in line. Thanks to all the sponsors and participants for a great event!
-Tyler "T-Bone" Ketz