SNOWBOARDER magazine’s America’s Next Top Pro Model wrapped up yesterday, July 20th.
Things really heated up in High Cascade’s private snowboard park! The day started off with the pros trying to battle it out on the LONGEST RAIL EVER!!!!! Ok, ok, it wasn’t really the longest rail, but it was pretty dang long!
While some riders, such as Aaron Bittner, and Sage Kostenberg, were able to make it to the end…
Other riders, like the legendary Kevin Jones, didn’t make it away so lucky!
All in all though, the mega long rail was a good time for everyone. Especially Smoken’ Snowboards rider Max Weinberger.
After the rail section of the contest, it was time for the highest air in the mini-pipe. Riders such as Lane Knack, Forest Bailey, and Bode Merril were soaring above the mini-pipe!
While ANTPM was quite eventful on hill, it wasn’t all of the action that was happening up there. No, no, there was much much more. Lib-Tech’s Boxes For Days also took place up on hill yesterday. The contest took place on the same crazy long rail that the pros were riding just minutes before. Think Thank mastermind, and Session 1 Signature Sessioner™, Jesse Burtner was announcing all over the action over the microphone. The campers were so pumped to ride an extremely unique feature, and win tons of awesome gear from Lib-Tech!
If being in a contest wasn’t your thing, well there was also plenty of other riding happening all day. Check out this photo of Coach Seth Hill, boosting over our hip!
Just look at camp Filmer Matt Roberge’s face. This air was pretty unbelievable!!!
Off the hill, the ANTPM action started back up again, this time with the Charity Auction! All of the pros from the contest brought their gear down to Boardwalk and auctioned off all of their gear that they had been using throughout the entire contest.
After all of the bidding took place during the silent auction of the event, it then became a one on one bid off. People were able to walk away with some of their favorite pro’s gear for a super good price!
In the end, it was Bode Merril, and HCSC facilities manager, Brock Odolovich, who came out with the most amount raised for charity. While Brock might have paid the most, he also received the most gear. Bode’s package included 3 boards, a set of bindings, a pair of boots, 3 pairs of goggles, a set of outerwear, 2 sets of sunglasses, and some brand new base layer. It was a steal for Brock!
SNOWBOARDER magazine’s ANTPM is a great contest, that brings out pros from every generation and allows them to compete in a fun, carefree environment. We, at High Cascade Snowboard Camp, think it’s a great opportunity to have our campers meet, and interact with their favorite pros! It was a great event, and we can’t wait for it to happen again, next summer!!