Words: Allison Thompson
Photos: Pippin Lee
Mount St. Louis Moonstone and Smith Optics will be hosting its 2nd annual Pwned! The Battle for On Hill Supremacy event on Sunday, December 20th, as its original date of this Saturday, December 5th, was 'postpwned' due to lack of snow.
Newschoolers.com, has decided to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of being the biggest and raddest online community for freestyle skiers by partnering up with Smith and supporting the early season excitement in Ontario. Presented by Smith Optics, Pwned! is an official Newschoolers.com 10th year anniversary member gathering.
...which means Mr.Bishop himself will be there.
Event sponsors also include ORAGE, Dakine, HEAD and Mount St. Louis Moonstone, all will be throwing out box loads of free swag and prizes.
The Smith Pwned event, which has an entry fee of $20, will feature a head to head ski slopestyle contest (or rail jam depending on what the weather has in store) where only the strongest of skiers will move on to the next round.
Everyone should be out on the hill come December 5th, as all ages are included. Divisions will include Pro and AM for the men, as well as a ladies division. No matter what the weather, expect the park crew at St. Louis to have a top-notch park up and running to get your jib skills dialed in the Junkyard terrain park.
Make sure to get to the Mount St. Louis lodge at 8:30 a.m. to register for the event, as only 80 spots are available, although everyone is welcome to kick back and enjoy the action and free swag tosses.
Last year's winner Jamieson Irvine.
Reduced price lift tickets will be available to purchase at registration. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian onsite to sign your waiver.
HELMETS ARE MANADATORY!
Official Newschoolers.com merchandise will also be on sale at registration so make sure to come early and grab up some exclusive NS tall tee’s for your Mom for Christmas so she can rock it harder than Harlaut.
Check for updates at the Pwned event Facebook Group.
Any questions pertaining to the event should be directed towards Pwnedbattle@gmail.com and/or 416.573.9482