Session 5 is a wrap. We had the likes of Chris Grenier, Scott Stevens, Bode Merrill and Jess Kimura showing campers how to have a good time all session long. During the week aside from all of the insane snowboarding and any of the other vast amounts of activities you can choose from we had the first ever Merrill Mini Pipe Invitational. The contest was one of the best things to ever take place in our exclusive park.
High Cascade is well known for an incredible mini pipe, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you thought wrong. The mini pipe on contest day was picture perfect. The roster of the contest was comprised of some of the heaviest snowboarders that have ever stepped on a wooden plank.
With riders like Bode, Grenier, Stevens, Ruif, Tahara, Brady, Beresford and so many others quite a show was put on that day in the High Cascade park.
The contest was formatted so each rider had two runs. The best of those two runs would be judged by non other than the High Cascade Diggers. After each riders second run, the chaos began. DJ Matty Mo turned up the volume and the jam began. With awards for best grab, flip, air and bail on the line, people were going crazy.
At the end of the day people had their speculations as to who placed. But each person had their own perspective on the contest and that was simply because EVERYONE killed it. Every person that dropped into that mini pipe generated a series of “oohs and ahhhh’s.” It became clear that the diggers had their work cut out for them.
Crab Grab best grab award: Johnny Brady
Best Flip: Chris Grenier (switch back rodeo 7)
Best fall: Bode Merrill (double backflip)
Best air: Dustin Craven
Third: Jesse Burtner
Second: Tim Eddie
First: Rio Tahara
Besides the contest, The session was incredible in its own. The staff and campers were going crazy on hill learning and putting down insane tricks. High Cascade is a place of progression and innovation, and this is exactly what we’ve seen this summer and session.
The summer is coming to an end but the memories will never go away. Camp has been more fun than ever and we say that every year! If you haven’t ever made it to High Cascade, its something that you should definitely not miss. This place will change your life!