Unmarked makes an entrance at Jamboree presented by VidÃ©otron
New concept for video contest on fringe of World Cup action
Quebec City, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – The Jamboree ski and snowboard video contest formerly known as the Stairsmasters has been given a facelift and is now Unmarked presented by Vidéotron, an online contest with a focus on backcountry adventure and powder instead of urban action. No fewer than four crews of snowboarders and four crews of skiers are venturing off the beaten path to showcase some of the best terrain Quebec has to offer. The videos of their adventures will be revealed in early March via the Jamboree social media channels, and the audience’s favourites will be crowned the winners! All eight videos will also be shown on the night of the World Cup Finals on Saturday, March 24.
“We want the crews we’ve invited to really get out there and discover and explore this beautiful province of ours,” explains snowboard video scout Alex Cantin. “We’re challenging them to find the sweetest powder in Quebec!” Meanwhile, renowned freeskier JF Houle landed the challenging task of cherry-picking crews to submit ski videos. Both scouts searched high and low to scope out the most dedicated homegrown ski and snowboard talent for this inaugural Unmarked contest. The lucky entrants hail from all over Quebec, namely the Laurentian Mountains (Fresh Air – snowboard), the Saguenay (Les Ghosts – snowboard), Mont-Sainte-Anne (Épicurien de la glisse – snowboard), greater Montreal area (Les gars de l’Estrie – snowboard), Quebec City (Les Khroniques du Québec – snowboard and Les Animaux – ski), Eastern Quebec (The Loners – ski) and the Gaspé Pensinsula (Touring – ski).
All will be revealed online in early March on the Jamboree website and social media channels, when the public get the chance to vote for their favourite ski and snowboard video and decide the winners. And that's not all: fans of Unmarked can also keep an eye on the Jamboree social media channels for a sneak peek at some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. The winners get to share a total of $4,000 in prize money, including the Videotron Top Pick with a $1,000 prize for the best video and storyline. All entrants get to see their videos broadcast across the Illico network too!
Les Khroniques du Quebec
Riders: Frank GP / Jacob Belanger / Fred Lavoie / Justin DL/ JP Brochu/ Nic Veillet Magny / Jean Seb Tremblay
Where they ride: Le Relais, Stoneham, in town...
A close-knit group of friends who share a common passion for ski, having several self-produced videos under their belt. Park, street or powder skiing in Quebec's most beautiful spots, Les Khroniques have their own vision, based on style and creativity.
Riders: Emile Bergeron / Yan Bussiarre
Filmer: Paul Bergeron et JF Houle
Where they ride: Le Relais, Stoneham, Massif de Charlevoix, in town...
Emile and Yan are not only gifted skiers but long-time friends. Both are well-knowned in Quebec to dominate the national and international scene. They're both accomplished powder skiers when Mother Nature permits.
Crew 3 : The Loners
Riders: Charles Bernier / Olivier Boilard / Sasha-Xavier Frigon / Math Perrino
Filmer: Emile Dontigny
Where they ride: St-Donat, Lanaudiere, Chic-Chocs...
The Loners are a happy bunch with a common love for wilderness and adventure. For over a year now, the crew has been exploring the east coast in search of the best spots for backcountry skiing, documenting their expeditions into many regions such as Gaspesie, Charlevoix and Lanaudiere.
Crew 4 : Touring
Riders: Dom Laporte & Friends
Where they ride : Chic-Chocs
Dom and his crew have moved to the Chic-Chocs a year ago to enjoy the lovely mountains and the stunning nature GaspÃ©sie has to offer. The location no longer holds any secrets for these avid skiers and video enthusiasts.
Spring is in the air
For the first time ever, the Jamboree presented by Videotron is taking place at the end of March, with a fresh new lineup of spring fun on the program. Quebec City is rolling out the red carpet for the FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup Finals presented by Mazda and the FIS Freestyle Ski Big Air World Cup Finals this March 22-25 in what promises to be another fantastic event to remember. Full event program available online soon at snowjamboree.com.