Brett Rheeder has been throwing some big tricks during practice, will he upset the slopestyle tour by ending Nicholi Rogatkin’s winning streak? Katie Lozancich Photo.
We’ve still got two more days untill Redbull Joyride, but thankfully to hold us over the athletes have been practicing on the course for us to watch. With no crowds and a relaxed atmosphere, training sessions are almost as good as the premiere event itself. This year the course is on point. “It’s really good,” explained Diego Caverzasi as he waited for the shuttle back to the top. Course designers were mindful of the fact that many athletes suffered crashes from last year’s event, and so for this year the course has impeccable flow. With Semenuk absent from the competition, it will be interesting to see who steps up to the plate to fill his place.
Thomas Genon throws a suicide No hander: one of the of most classic tricks in slopestyle. Katie Lozancich Photo.
Emil Johansson glides through the air as he refines his 360. Katie Lozancich Photo
Smoke from a number of wildfires has been an unfortunate addition to the festival.
Thomas Genon watches Tomas Lemoine, Speed and Style World Champion, catch air. Katie Lozancich Photo.