Mount Washington celebrates a decade of the Afterdark Invitational this Saturday night. An invite-only list of skiers and snowboarders will session the massive step-down jump in front of an equally massive and amped crowd.
With an all-natural snowbase closing in on 400cms and an additional 50cms of fresh snow falling over the last few days, material for building the jump has been plentiful to say the least.
“The Afterdark jump is one of the biggest you will see in a competition,” explains Mount Washington spokesperson Brent Curtain. “We’ve been doing this for years now and the site will be dialed for both riders and spectators – this is definitely a must-see event.”
The 2013 rider list is deep and features the return of both 2012 Afterdark Invitational winners. Snowboarder Darcy Sharpe from Comox and skier Cam Smith from the Okanagan will be looking to defend their crowns and take their share of the $3,000 purse.
The Afterdark Invitational starts at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, March 2 and is free to all spectators. The event takes place on the flats at the bottom of the Whiskey Jack Chair. Just look for the big jump and the even bigger crowd!
In addition to the ski and snowboard action, the Afterdark features The Zone’s own DJ Boitano on the wheels of steel. He will be spinning for the riders and working the crowd that will be packed into the Islander Lager Beer Garden. A fireworks show will also add some bang to the night-time spectacle!
The 10th annual Afterdark Invitational is presented by Vancouver Island Brewery and The North Face. Additional support for this great event comes from The Zone at 91.3, Bula, Pilon Tools, AFA Fireworks, Forbidden Snowboards and Scott.
For more information on the Afterdark and more events at the mountain, check out the event calendar online at mountwashington.ca.
– Mount Washington Alpine Resort