[caption id="attachment_5059" align="alignnone" width="504" caption="Oakley Night Jams - Round 1"][/caption] The first Oakley Park Jam of the season kicked off last night in the Grouse Park. Clear skies made perfect conditions for the throw down and I was stoked to see the turnout and the level of shred at the jam format event. Over 50 skiers and snowboarders showed up to rip the park for prizes and bragging rights. The Park Crew started the crowd off at the rail features near the top of the park. The crew gave the park shreds a short period of time to jam on a decided jib to win prizes from Oakley. Good tricks were called out on the megaphone with the 'Banger Siren'. After moving through a few rail features they finished off at the Cut Line kicker. And then it started puking snow. The Park Jams are open to everyone. There is no sign up or limited number of runs and anyone can play. All you have to do is show up and drop in on the feature that the Oakley crew and Park Crew call out over the mic. It is just a session like any session except during the jam the you can win prizes. Come out for the next Park Jam on Friday January 20th and don't forget your tricks!
"Winner winner chicken dinner." Here are a few of the riders and their banger tricks at the Jam:
- Drew Paxton (skier) - 270 on, Switch Up, Pretzel 270 off on the Flat Down Box
- Mike French (boarder) - 270 on, Swith Up, 270 off on the Down Bar & Hardway Back 180 on to Back 180 off *holy tech!
- Adrien Tognko (boarder) - 50 50 though the kink on the 39' Elbow Rail to Front 360 off
Now there is a ton of powder up on Grouse right now. So for today, get out of the park!