Words and video by Tom Hubrecht

Hey NSers, I’m writing to tell you all about how the annual Jibfest competition in Barrie, Ontario went down on October 27, 2006. If you haven’t already heard of it or been there, it’s a jam that the ski resort operation students

of Georgian College put on every year in conjunction with Blue Mountain

and a whole host of other sponsors. It always draws in a lot of the old

regulars, exposes some of the up-and-coming talent in the area, and

certainly never fails to be one of the most rock’n ways to kick off the

season with some premature jibulation.

The day started early with eager riders lining up for wildcard registration slots (if invited riders fail to show) around 5am. The comp got started around 10:30, and all the riders came out hard. In

the morning the lip on seemed to be causing a lot of trouble, but the

riders all pushed it and came out with some impressive lip 270s, switch

ups, etc etc… The setup was changed a little for the finals, allowing those who made it through the first round to really show of some skills.


Sorry for the lack of pictures but I hope this video gets you stoked for the up and coming season!


First place was Tom Dolezel, second going to Jaime (sorry didn’t catch your last name), and third was Jon Harris.



riding this year was top notch with too many people killing so hard

that I can’t possibly give a shout out to them all! But don’t take my

word for it; I hope to see you all out there next year, and in the mean

time we can throw it down on the slopes!Watch the video (.wmv)