Saturday April 21 of Whistler’s Telus Festival brought us the Big Air contest! The Big Air is pretty much the biggest event of the Telus Fest. For those who don’t know, the basically build a huge jump at the bottom of the mountain so that thousands of people can gather in the village to watch. Of course this year in classic Whistler forum the weather didn’t really help to much. There were still all the biggest names in Freestyle Skiing there to throw down but wasn’t really the spectator friendly sport if has been in the past. During the finals it started to really pour rain which made speed a huge issue. Most of the girls ended up knuckling the jump pretty bad making throwing any serious trick a risky move. In the end the number one girl ended up winning with a 360, while the number one guy won with a double cork 1620, this begs the question, should there be a “ladies tee” in these competitions?
-And Gus Kenworthy took the win with a dub 1620