Words & Photos: Erika Langman
Sunny skies, cold temps and lots of natural snow made up the key ingredients for the success of the 2017 Frozen Rail at Blue Mountain Resort. Over 80 athletes came out to compete in this historic seasonal kick-off freestyle event, and this year’s unique setup did not disappoint.
Feature #1 - Option A - Closeout to 30’ urban down rail
Feature #1 - Option B - Flat-down 30’ rail
Feature #1 - Option C - Flat-down box and rail plaza
Feature #2 - Option - 20’ round bar transfer to banked wall ride
Feature #2 - Option B - Lift tower tube
Feature #2 - Option C - 28’ Down-flat-down round bar
Riders were throwing down all day in each category, with $1,500 in cash on the line and tons of prizing from K2, Ride, Line, Full Tilt, Rockstar, Yes, Now, Jones, POW and Smith.
In addition, $400 was generated from a raffle supporting local rider Kody Williams, who was injured a few weeks ago while filming. A big shout-out goes to the Open Men's Snowboard winner Joel Dalacker for donating his $250 first place prize money to the cause.
1) Curtis Kennedy
2) Liam Crossan
3) Dax Miller
4) Jasper Issler
5) Bailey Tripp
1) Megan Oldham
2) Chloe Storngaurd
1) Christin Storngaurd
2) Corey Vanular
3) Rae Moanilall
4) Bruce Oldham
5) Angus Crossan