the icy/ slushy road conditions 50 skiers showed up to session and learn from our

Salomon Pro Coaches Kaya Turski, Iannick

B, Denise Jaworsky and Dave Bishop. Little did the Jib

Academy participants know that on the

eve of the event Kaya Turski’s plane was cancelled due to the treacherous

weather in Ontario.

We frantically jumped on our computers and looked for many different options to

get her here. We were determined and Kaya ended up flying into a secret

location at the Toronto


Kaya and Denise


only a few hours sleep the Jib

Academy organization

greeted eager jibbers.

The Jib Academy

participants were divided into 4 groups in the morning and proceeded to slay

the Junkyard park. After a delicious lunch on-hill the four groups battled for

the Best Trick contest. Then each participant voted for the top 16 skiers of

the day to proceed into a final slopestyle competition.

DJ Jordi

was spinning tunes all day and we think we may have even found our new tour MC!

That’s right Kaya might have found a new part-time job!


skiing was fierce and the Jib

Academy chose the following


Best overall skier of the day- Jamieson Irvine,

Best Trick- Kelly “Skinny Jeans”


Best Bails-Noah


Friend of Ski Patrol-Elliot

Galbraith, Giver Award-Jared Sutton,

Yeah Girl-Stephanie Bourque, and

four final awards for Coaches Choice,

Kaya Turski’s pick-Guillaume de Milleville, Iannick B-Zach Hellreich, Denise

Jaworsky’s choice-Matthew Bourque, and Dave Bishop’s choice-Carl Tusz.


Irvine will be traveling to Mont Tremblant for the final Canadian Jib

Academy stop on March 30th

during the Telus Spin Symposium. The Mont Tremblant winner will win the prestigious

trip to Mammoth, California

for the world finals where they will spend 5 days with the Salomon

International pro team!


thanks to Mount St. Louis Moonstone,

Smith Goggles, SBC Skier Magazine, Salomon Coaches and Crew, and the volunteers

who made the event a huge success!

The Salomon Jib Academy will be back in action March 22nd

at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta

and March 30th at Mont Tremblant, Mont Tremblant, Quebec

There are

still a few more spots for the upcoming events. Online pre-registration is

available at

and will be limited to 50 participants per Canadian tour stop.