Squeezing the last out of winter at White Hills
First VOLTFUSE ‘Spring Battle’ event staged
Snow enthusiasts gathered at White Hills Ski Resort this past weekend to compete in slopestyle and banked slalom events and close out what’s left of this winter with a bang.
“I’m in it for a laugh” remarked skier Kenny Harris. “I’m a competitive person but I’m just happy to see a good turnout.”
Twenty-year-old Alex Henniffent, Grand Falls-Windsor native and owner of apparel company VOLTFUSE, worked with staff and volunteers to host the event.
“It’s fun,” Henniffent told TC Media. “I want to see this kind of thing in eastern Newfoundland. I help organize it because if I didn’t, it might not happen”.
Volunteer Gabe Fisher agrees.
“Kids work hard on their skills so it’s a great chance for them to display what they’ve learned,” he said “But it’s not just for kids. A parent and their kid completed the same course in different categories. Everyone’s out and having fun, that’s what it’s all about.”
“We’re already pumped to make 2018 even better,” Fisher added.
Ready, set, go! Gabe Fisher radios the bottom of the hill as a young competitor starts her run of the banked slalom course at this past weekend’s Spring Battle event at White Hills.
Phil Caines, first prize winner in the adult ski category at slopestyle.