This Sunday was a perfect sunny day for the Burton Jam Session with Mountain Man activities. The entire afternoon of events was presented by Hole in the Wall Snowboard Shop, located upstairs in JH Sports, were participants signed up and prepped themselves for the upcoming activities. Riders were able to hone their skills, not only in the Stash Park but with snowball throwing, archery, tomahawk chucking and much more. After trying their hand at the mountain skills of yore, snowboarders sessioned the mini park built at the base of Sweetwater Gondola. The first of its kind, this pop-up Stash Park was quite popular throughout the day as riders went inverted spreading the joy of sliding sideways.
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Aside from the excitement of Shreddie the Yeti sightings and riding Sweetwater Gondola, the youngest of shredders had a great learning experience ahead of them. For the never-ever snowboarder group, the Riglet Park was a perfect place for kids to strap on a board for the first time. These Riglet Parks provide an approachable learning environment for groms who want to give snowboarding a shot. Burton provided their fleet of toddler-friendly boards and the younger kids were able to ride and hit little jumps with lots of adult supervision. Overall, there were smiles a plenty and a new generation of boarders was born.
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For the older riders with serious ups, the Mountain Man competition and last portion of the day wrapped up with a stump ollie competition. Everyone was welcome to see how high they could ollie, with successful boarders moving on the next round as more levels were added to the stump. Some competitors were approaching a yard of air from nearly a stand still just uphill. It was an impressive display under the lights and setting sun of the weekend.
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All in all, it was a fantastic day for the sport of snowboarding in Jackson Hole. Kudos to Burton Snowboards for coming out and activating the Stash Parks throughout the mountain. Kudos to Hole in the Wall Snowboard Shop for hosting a great event and being the riders choice for snowboard shops in the village. Most importantly, kudos to the riders who came out and are doing what they love. We’ll see you all on the hill.
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