If you didnt make it to either the slopestyle or superpipe events at the World Snowboarding Invitational this year, heres some of what you missed.
Whistlers Neil Connolly out-airing and out-spinning the competition with switch 720s and corked 900s to claim the mens slopestyle title;
Brad Martins weekend he was second in the slopestyle, then went on to win the halfpipe;
Former big air champion Mike Page launching almost 15 feet out of the quarterpipe in the Big Hit contest;
Pro rookie Spencer OBrien of Courtenay, fourth in the U.S. Open this year, easily winning the womens slopestyle;
Crispin Lipscomb landing 1080s in the superpipe;
13-year-old Jed Anderson of Calgary boosting 540s more than 10-feet out of the pipe;
Justin Lamoureuxs spins and flips, broken arm and all;
Tricia Byrnes getting 10 feet out of the pipe in the womens contest;
Elijah Teeter launching almost 20 feet out to win the mens SuperHit contest.
Whistler riders, including members of the national team, figured prominently in both events and shared in the $50,000 prize purse.
Although the XL jumps in the Blackcomb Park are always on the big side, they got a lot bigger after all the snow in recent weeks. The tombstones were huge, the tables were long, and the transitions were steep perfect for spinning, but on the dangerous side if you came in too slow or too fast.
Whistlers Neil Connolly, a member of the World Cup big air team, came into the competition relaxed and did the run he always does in the park. He nailed every landing perfectly to finish second in the final, and first in the superfinal.
"It was a bit of a surprise," he said. "There was a little bit of luck involved I think. I didnt have my best run in the superfinal, but neither did anybody else. I just did what I usually do out there, I wasnt taking anything super seriously, and everything worked out."
His run started big with a cab 900 off the first jump, landed a switch backside 540 off the second jump, then followed up with a frontside 360, a backside 720 and a huge backflip on the quarterpipe.
Brad Martin finished a close second, followed by Marc-Andre Tarte, who launched the biggest airs but had some trouble with his landings.
In the womens event, Whistlers Star of Peace Quinn was the big surprise, making it through the qualifier and onto the podium behind 16-year-old Spencer OBrien and Susi Davis of Whistler. OBrien was the top rookie at the U.S. Open this year, finishing fourth behind the top slopestyle riders in the world, and Davis is an accomplished pro rider.