Squeez­ing the last out of win­ter at White Hills

First VOLTFUSE ‘Spring Bat­tle’ event staged

The Beacon (Gander) - - Sports -

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.

ME­GAN FROST/SPE­CIAL TO TC ME­DIA

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.

ME­GAN FROST/SPE­CIAL TO TC ME­DIA

Phil Caines, first prize win­ner in the adult ski cat­e­gory at slopestyle.

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