Saturday, February 5, 2011
Denver Big Air
Denver Big Air was everything it said it would be. Some of the worlds best ski and snowboard athletes from across the nation threw out everything they had tucked up their sleeves and landed some insane tricks. And right in Civic Center Park, which brought in an urban setting with the capitol building ahead of you and the Civic Center building to your back that was screaming fluorescent colors all night.
The custom built ramp was 101 feet tall, 300 feet long and 80 feet wide. This was a serious show, and brought in a serious crowd, and tricks that are hard to even say without stumbling. So one skier got the audiences attention and earned our applause by throwing out a double cork 1260-degree spin with a mute grab. But the crowd was anything but mute after he landed that. YAAHAHAA!!
And aside from skiing, the parked housed the LG FIS World Cup Snowboard Big Air, the first time for the U.S. Part competitions have been held in the in Moscow, Barcelona, Quebec, Seoul an London. It’s about time Denver took a bite.
Swithfoot and One Republic performed to top off the evening. A concert in the winter snow combined to make this seem like the most exciting winter wonderland you could imagine!