While many resorts across the nation have already shut down or are on their final weekend operations, Loveland was hosting the annual Tall Tees & Tacos Slopestyle Competition. Geared towards the younger, amateur crow, TT&T is one of the most laid back and fun competitions to participate in. The $20 entry fee may seem steep to some, but after you weight in the fact that all competitors recieve a Tall Tee, Mountain Dew, and Wahoo's Fish Tacos it becomes extremely affordable. Not to mention there is also the $10K+ in prizes that are awarded.
We arrived early to Loveland with snow pounding down the whole way (it continued throughout the day) and were slightly worried that the weather conditions may influence some to stay home. To our surprise over 90 competitors showed up, and immediately began lapping the Love Park. Park Crew had a busy day, with snow continously falling they maintained the features extremely well. This is a great competition for all ages, especially 15 and under. The entire way down the course there are both large and small features, allowing each athlete to choose their line.
After a few hours of competition runs, to many tacos, and eventually a little bit of sunlight, Tall Tees & Tacos was over. Next stop was the cafeteria for the awards ceremony and swag raffle. TT&T had some of the most big ticket prizes for one comp I have ever seen, and the athletes were all smiles as they stepped up onto the podium to claim theirs.
Dustin aka The Hulk
Sliding the flat-down
TACOS TACOS TACOS
Specific Request: Take a picture of us looking thug
Heading back to the top for their second run
Guest judge Walter Wood focusing on scores
Mastering the Roller Coaster Box
Duncan checking in on his event
Handdrag 3 off the hip
Walter Woods autograph, worth more to these two than gold
The Cart of Prizes
Duncan getting ready to announce the winners
Boys 10 and under Champion
Boys 11-15 Winners
Mens 16-20 Podium
Mens 21+ Podium