Friday night shred!

Just got back from university on Friday and went straight to Grouse Mountain for some turns! The mountain is looking sick, the coverage is coming and with this recent dump everything should be good to go. I took a few laps on Olympic to get the legs warmed up.

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The legs felt good so it was time to check the scene over at the Quiksilver Terrain Park. The park is super fun right now given the early season conditions. The park crew has done an excellent job getting a solid rail line up.

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The line starts out with a steep little down bar which leads into the 40 foot Quiksilver flat box. After the box there is another down rail followed by the flat box pictured above. Next comes a choice between a barrel bonk or a short up-flat rail. To finish off the line is another barrel jib.

Grouse Mountain has plenty of other rails stashed away just waiting for more snow before they can be installed.

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Friday night was exceptionally cold but that didn't keep the kids from coming out to toss themselves around for goodies. The first Oakley Night Jam of the season, hosted by Coastal Riders, saw a great turnout despite the cold. Riders threw down on the 40 foot Quiksilver box and many walked away with prizes.

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After the competition I lapped the park for a while. There were plenty of sessions going down despite the cold. This kid was getting pumped on tip stands:

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And the park crew was hard at work keeping all the features well maintained.

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All in all it was great to be back on snow. The competition was super fun and everyone was stoked. Now that the snow is falling I just cant wait to bust out the pow skis. This week should be sick!

See ya on the hill,

-cj