The Whistler Shred Show is the snowboard competition that compliments the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler late in the season. With Whistler being one of the premier resorts in North America, there’s always a plethora of talent and the occasional party to wrap up the season with.
With Monster as the headline sponsor, the shapers at Arena Snowparks are given free reign to create one of the gnarliest courses on the continent. Think 60-foot step-ups and 20-foot rail drops and you’ll have a rough idea of the arena that the gladiators duel it out in.
They also pioneered a new event called boarderstyle: a hybrid of boardercross and slopestyle. It sees four riders hurtling down a boardercross course, but with rails and jumps thrown in with time deducted for the steeziest and most stylish tricks. When you’ve got Terje in the line-up for the first edition, you know you’re onto a winning concept.
This year riders like Eric Willet, Charles Reid, Antone Truchone and Maxence Parrot all battled it out for the titles in a blitzkrieg of aerial trickery and style. It was Maxence that took the crown in the Big Air with Norwegian Emil Ulsletten taking it in the slopestyle for the men.