The Reserves, a last-minute edition to the World Ski & Snowboard Festival’s (WSSF) Intersection lineup, took home a first-place cash prize of $10,000 last night in Whistler, B.C. Led by Joey Kraft, this crew and their film, titled Drop Out, did a mountain culture spoof on punk rockers.

The Reserves. Photo by Oisin McHugh

Another set of newcomers, Shmobb, led by Caleb Chomlack, claimed second place and a $5,000 cash prize, with event veterans Out of Service claiming third place and a cash prize of $2,000. The Reserves, on top of their first place prize also took home a $500 Gibbons Whistler Gift Card for winning the People’s Choice Award.

Shmobb. Photo by Oisin McHugh

Intersection, the last of the three multimedia shows at WSSF, was an event that pushed five crews of artistic snow sport visionaries to their limits as they challenged themselves to shoot, edit and submit a four-to-six minute winter action sports edit within 12 days.

Out of Service. Photo by Oisin McHugh

These films were judged by an esteemed panel of judges including Jeff Schmuck, Editor of Forecast Ski Magazine; Chris Rasman, professional snowboarder; Alex Armstrong, professional big mountain skier; Jody Wachniak, host of Airtime Podcast and professional snowboarder; and Cassie Sharpe, Olympic halfpipe champion. The People’s Choice Award was voted on by attendees at the event.

In addition to the three multimedia events, WSSF also has a diverse lineup of musical acts, and sporting events including The Saudan Couloir Race Extreme, presented by Helly Hansen, The Cut Rail Jam presented by Rockstar Energy and Skullcandy, and The Slush Cup, presented by Corona, taking place this weekend, April 12 to 14th.

Born out of a love for all that is mountain culture, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) has been the ultimate après of the winter season since 1996. During this annual celebration of snow sports, music, arts, and culture, we will showcase Whistler’s reputation as a mecca for mountain culture.

WSSF gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Creative BC and the Province of BC and is proudly supported by the Resort Municipality of Whistler through the Resort Municipality Initiative; Tourism Whistler; Helly Hansen; Corona Tropical; Westin Resort & Spa Whistler;  Forecast Ski Magazine; King Snow Magazine; Mountain FM; Scandinave Spa Whistler; and Gibbons Whistler. To stay up to date, visit

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