The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) continued in Whistler, B.C. last night with the third and final multimedia event, Intersection, which saw Out of Service—one of the veteran crews for Intersection—secure first place and a cash prize of $10,000. Led by Geoff Brown, this crew did a mountain culture spoof on South Park, which helped earn them the top spot.
Out of Service. Photo by Oisin McHugh
Newcomers Dongboyz + Kendra, led by Brin Alexander, scored second place and a $5,000 cash prize, while the Dead Barbies claimed third and $2,000.
Dongboyz + Kendra. Photo by Oisin McHugh
This was the first time competing in Intersection for the majority female crew, led by Sam Tuff, and not only did they win the hearts of the judges, but also the attendees by claiming the People’s Choice Award.
The Dead Barbies. Photo by Oisin McHugh
Intersection was an event that pushed five crews of artist snow sport visionaries to their limits as they challenged themselves to shoot, edit, and submit a four-to-six minute winter action sports short film within 12 days. 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 Mark Sollors, professional snowboarder, while the People’s Choice Award was voted on by attendees at the event.
In addition to three multimedia events, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival also has a diverse lineup of musical acts and sporting events including The Saudan Couloir Race Extreme, presented by Helly Hansen, and The Slush Cup, presented by Corona Tropical, taking place this weekend, on April 15th and 16th respectively.
Born out of a love for all that is mountain culture, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival has been the ultimate après of the winter season since 1996. During this annual celebration of snow sports, music, arts, and culture, the event 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 wssf.com.