Quebec City, Wednesday, February 8, 2016 – As the athletes began their official training runs at L'Îlot Fleurie in downtown Quebec City and Stoneham Mountain Resort in readiness for the FIS Snowboard and Freestyle Ski Big Air and Slopestyle World Cup competitions, the contest winners were announced for the Stairsmaster presented by O'Neill. Local Quebec City snowboarder Vincent Grandmaison and skier Émile Bergeron of Lac-Beauport each take home $5,000 in prize money for their winning entries in the 5th edition of this ski and snowboard street riding film contest.
"Émile was the skier who left us with the best overall impression," said head judge and pro skier Charles Gagnier. "He pulled off some ultra technical moves with tons of style and amplitude, and he really maxed the potential of the urban modules with a good variety of tricks and grabs." Over in the snowboard camp, Vincent Grandmaison knocked the socks off a stellar judging panel including world-famous snowboarders and Quebec City natives Louif Paradis (Jibber of the Year 2016), Laurent-Nicolas Paquin and Frank April. "Vincent made a truly solid film with strong creativity and impeccable style," said head judge Alex Cantin.
Selected athletes were invited to submit a one-minute video segment showcasing their top urban moves using only structures already in place. Judges were impressed with the moves and style of all of these ski and snowboard athletes hailing from Quebec, British Columbia, the United States and Russia. Check out snowjamboree.com to watch all the videos in the competition. Films will also be shown on the big screen in front of thousands of spectators at the FIS Snowboard and Freestyle Ski Big Air World Cup grand finals this Saturday at L'Ilot Fleurie.
About the 2017 Jamboree
Shining the spotlight on snow sports in Quebec City and Stoneham, the Jamboree has hosted the FIS Snowboard World Cup every year since 2005. This year's Jamboree runs February 9–12, 2017, marking the 18th year of Snowboard World Cup events in Quebec. For the occasion, the event will showcase not only the FIS Snowboard Big Air and Slopestyle World Cups, but also add Freestyle Ski World Cup competitions to the mix for the first time ever. The Quebec Winter Events Corporation has tasked Gestev with organizing this prestigious world-class happening. Gestev is a leading-edge company that has specialized in organizing sporting and cultural events in the Quebec City area since 1992 and has earned BNQ 9700-253 certification for responsible event management.