Bread from jam as mountain comes to town


The mountain came to town last Friday – attracting some of the finest talent in the Southern Lakes chasing $5000 in prizemoney.

Thirty specially invited skiers and riders battled it out in the seventh annual Parklife Invitational Rail Jam at Earnslaw Park in front of a 4000-strong crowd.

Problems setting up the three rails meant a delay of about an hour but Sunshine Sound System and
P Diggs kept the crowd entertained with their tunes.

NZ’s best free skier Jossi Wells won $1000 for his performance while Kiwi snowboarder Adam Shaw won $2000 as best boarder – prizemoney was doubled for snowboarders because of the higher number of entrants in the comp.

Japanese skier Kentaro Tsuda and Kiwi snowboarder Jamin Beattie each won $500 for best creative flair. Kiwi rider Christy Prior won $500 for best girl and the $500 prize for best slam went to Korea’s Wan Heo.