West Coast Wednesday Report – March 28
This week has been a roller coaster in terms of skiing conditions in the Vancouver area. With fresh snow still looming through out the end of last week, and total bluebird, 10+ degree Celsius weather over the weekend, then to mixed rain and snow over the past few days, we’ve literally had it all. In this weeks report we have some photos of the Showdown Over The City which occurred this past weekend as well as a video of Torstein Horgmo riding at a familiar looking location and the usual weather forecast and snow conditions.
Featured image by Brandon Everell, see more of his photos at http://www.flickr.com/people/beverell/
Showdown Over The City | 2012
This year the showdown went off under bluebird skies and spring time conditions. This proved difficulty for the riders as the speed needed to clear the 70 foot tables was difficult to obtain in the slushy slow snow conditions. Luckily the Grouse Park Crew made up for the slow conditions and built the drop in a little high the night before. Some of BC’s and Canadas’ top pros came out to play including local boy Chris Dufficy and Craig McMorris. As the judges wittled the field of pro riders from 75 to 10 for the finals, things got real. Robby Ballharry, Darcy Sharpe, Jon Versteeg, and Craig McMorris all took their turns throwing 1080’s and double corks and the finals went on. But at the end of the day, it was McMorris taking third and a $2000 prize, Darcy Sharpe taking second and a $3000 prize and in first, Jon Vertseeg taking home a total of $5000. Here are a few Photos of the event.
Current Snow Conditions:
- Warm, dry weekend followed by wet mild Monday and Tuesday = Mixed Rain and snow
- Slushy wet conditions makes for good park riding, snow so good backcountry skiing
- Should be getting colder and new snow throughout the rest of the week
- So much snow means less cringing when it rains!
Weather Forecast This Week:
After a weird week of weather, it’s looking like back to the regular Coastal weather patterns. Temperatures hovering around the Zero Celsius mark making for mixed snow and rain but slowly dropping for more consistent snow. This looks to be the deal for the most of next week so keep on keeping on until the spring skiing comes back to Vancouver.
Do You Recognize This Spot?
It’s always exciting to see a video of your favourite rider shredding you’re local mountain, but it’s always a heartbreak to feel that you missed out on something awesome. This recent video of Torstein Horgmo posted on Torstein.net got us stoked here in Vancouver when we saw him riding one of our local hills. Who can recognize which hill Torstein is shredding in this short video? There might be an Unofficial Networks sticker or two in it for you!