In the final round of voting for The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series Virtual Competition (PPOS), judges met in Salt Lake City to choose winners for specialty prize categories, including Best Trick, Clif Bar Two Trick Pony and the Best 100% GoPro Edit.
Tom Wallisch, The North Face athlete, has selected Colby Stevenson of Alta Ski Resort as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Park and Pipe Open Series.
"Thanks to everyone who submitted footage this year," said Wallisch. "Because of his stand out performance in the slopestyle category and his solid submission in halfpipe, I have chosen Colby Stevenson to join the Good Company and myself for a trip filming and skiing this spring. Stevenson has some of the best style we have seen and will be an asset to the crew." The Grand Prize includes travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, lodging and a year-long sponsorship by Clif Bar.
Nikita Rubocki of Bogus Basin was awarded the Viewer’s Choice Award for the series with 1,404 votes from the public on her slopestyle edit. Rubocki will take home a full outerwear kit by The North Face valued at $1,000.
The North Face gave a $2,000 scholarship to the resort, club or team that had the most video submissions entered into 2016 PPOS. With 19 video submissions, Park City United was awarded the scholarship. Team members Ashton Glass, Zane Severson and Marin Hamill placed first in their categories, with a number of others medaling in the competition.
The award for Best Trick led to much debate. In the end, Brendan Mackay was chosen for his perfectly executed left double cork 10 safety in the halfpipe. It was one of the more unique things we saw in the pipe,” said The North Face Athlete and PPOS judge, Chris Laker. “It’s a classic trick you see on jumps all the time. He not only executed it with awesome style and fluidity, but he did it in a halfpipe!”
Clif Bar Two Trick Pony Award was given to Broby Leeds of Vail for his halfpipe and slopestyle submissions and Caroline Claire of Mount Snow for her big air and slopestyle submissions. “Shout out to Leeds for killing it in two categories,” said Jon Susman Head USSA judge and PPOS judge. “There are not many skiers able to transcend multiple disciplines, especially slopestyle and halfpipe.” Leeds and Claire will receive $1,000 each for the best overall performance in more than one discipline.
Axl Bonenberger of Breckenridge will receive a fresh GoPro with his win of Best 100% GoPro Edit.
A huge thank you to all the skiers, filmers, park crew members, parents, older siblings, resort staff, video editors, industry partners and judges. Without you, this competition wouldn’t be possible. So thank you.
AWARD | NAME | HOME
Grand Prize | Colby Stevenson | Alta
Clif Bar Two Trick Pony, Men's | Broby Leeds - Halfpipe and Slopestyle | Vail
Clif Bar Two Trick Pony, Women's | Caroline Claire - Big Air and Slopestyle | Mount Snow
Viewer's Choice | Nikita Rubocki at 1,404 views | Bogus Basin
Best Trick | Brendan Mackay— left double cork 10 safety in the halfpipe | Canada Olympic Park
Best 100% GoPro Edit | Axl Bonenberger | Breckenridge
Most Participation | Park City United | Park City, Utah
All competition video submissions can still be viewed on thenorthfaceppos.com/