Saturday, April 18, 2009

Another epic day at Sugar Bowl, TRAINS 2009

What a great day for High Fives Foundation to host this year's spring ski event, TRAINS, up at Sugar Bowl Resort, California.  With temps well into the 60's and abundant sunshine, all 25 invited athletes gave it their all in an amazing display of slopestyle skiing, team work and positivity.

Thanks to all the supporters that came out to celebrate High Fives and see Tahoe's young guns show off their talents.  Thanks to all of our sponsors for this year's event:  Volkl skis, Tecnica, Smith Optics, Charity Smith, Discrete, Grundens Weather Gear, Surefoot, Porters, Full Belly Deli, The Mountain Forge...and many other strong supporters!  Last but not least, a huge thanks to the team at Sugar Bowl for an amazing job making this event a success for the econd year in a row.  JP Martin you are the man, thank you.


Best Male: Matt Nelson
Best Female: Kress Durfee
Best 540: Sean Collin 
Best Trick: Parker White
Best High Five: Sean Carey, Matt Nelson, Sean Collin
Best Train: Red Team  (Jed Kravitz, Jimy Greenleaf, Casey Krueger, Chris Logan, Courtney Royce)
Best Team Overall:  Blue Team (Sean Carey, Matt Nelson, Sean Collin, Becca Babicz, Tyler Homen)

Here's some pics from earlier today.  Much more to come very soon!  

High Fives
Two Deep over the jump, mid TRAIN.
Sean Collin - Winner Best 540...Sean put on an amazing display today
Ralph Backstrom - High Fives supporter and all around ripper, gettin' dirty
The Mountain Forge custom trophies presented to Best Trick, Best male, Best Female, Best 540, Best High Five
Getting rad over the rail yard

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