Today is the first day of competition in whistler with the slope athletes taking to the course. After bluebird skies yesterday the weather has turned today but the riders are still going hard. I was at the top of the course to give you a quick look at what the athletes are riding.

Elias Ambuehl riding his 2016 Atomic Punx, STH 16's and Hawx 130 Boots

Antonie Adelisse with his 2016 Salomon NFX, STH2 16 bindings and SPK 100 boots

Alex Hall riding the 2015 Faction Silas with Look Pivot 14's

Dean Bercovitch riding the Batalla Park reaper with Look Pivot 180 and Roxa Boots

Beau- James Wells with the Punx, STH2 16 and Hawx 120's

Bobby Brown was riding the 2016 Salomon NFX, STH2 16's and Ghost 110's

Evan Mceachran on the 2016 Head Caddy with Attack 16's and Head Vector 110's

Russ Henshaw with the 2016 Volkl Wall, Jester Pros and the 2016 Dalbello Il Moro

Rachael Karker with her K2 Misconduct, Sth 12 bindings and K2 Spyre 110 Boots

Dylan Sondrup with the 2016 K2 Domain, Fks 140's and K2 Pinnacle 110's

Matt Walker had lost his skis when I caught up to him

McRae Williams with the 2016 Scott The Jib, Attack 16 bindings and the 2016 Dalbello Il Moro

Patrick Dew riding the Nordica OMW, Look Pivot 18's and the Nordica Ace 2 Stars boots

PK Hunder with the Head the Caddy and Attack 18 Bindings

Ryan Stevenson on the Volkl Ledge with Marker Griffons

Simon D'Artois was riding a currently nameless Prototype Ski from Faction with FKS 180's

Vincent Gagnier with the Salomon NFX, STH2 16's and the new Ghost FS 100

James Woods copying Vinies set up

Alex Belemare was competing but he is between sponsors so unfortunately I cant show you his skis

The competition is taking place as I write this so watch out for more coverage from the WSI all weekend on Newschoolers.

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