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Simapalooza a smash

Saturday's Simapalooza party at Mount Sima ski resort would have been hard to imagine a year ago.
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Saturday’s Simapalooza party at Mount Sima ski resort would have been hard to imagine a year ago.

Celebrating the mountain’s renaissance after a terrible—if not nonexistent—season last year, skiers and boarders were treated to a party on snow, featuring live DJs, a barbecue, a beer garden, maple syrup treats as well as skier-cross, boarder-cross and even downhill mountain bike races. There were also some family activities on the bunny hill.

“It was probably the best day of the season,” said Guillaume Rochet, area manager at Mount Sima. “Next year I’d like to have a band playing.”

The following day Snowboard Yukon hosted its third and final Slopestyle snowboard event of the season.

Mount Sima’s final day of the season is Easter Monday.

Results

Skiercross junior

1. Sara Burke-Forsythe

2. Nick McDougall

3. David Ducharme

Skiercross youth

1. Miguel Rodden

2. Jason Zrum

3. Anatole Tuzlak

Skiercross open

1. Daniel Ashley

2. Laurent Avril

3. Urs Schirmer

Snowboardercross Jr.

1. Alidas Jamnicky

2. Sam Schirmer

3. Tim Schirmer

Snowboardercross youth

1. Max Melvin

2. Patrick Parker

3. David Drinnan

Snowboardercross open

1. Jesse Koeller

2. Chris Cann

3. David Pharand

Snow bike race

Men

1. Rory Schalko

2. Matthew Ireland

Women

1. Kirsten Hogan

2. Kristy Kennedy

Sunday’s Slopestyle

Open male

1. Sam Ferguson

2. Max Melvin

3. Alexander Chisholme

Master

1. Jed Leenders

2. Gisli Balzer

Junior

1. Gary Drinnan

2. Noah Hutchinson

3. Tyler Koenen

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com