The ski season has already started, as well as the championships. The best competitors (men and women) present in Chile have already reserved the Saturday July 19 in their calendars, marking the first winter championships : the Quiksilver & Roxy Snow Jam 2014.
The ski domain El Colorado will transform into a real “jumps’n’tricks” party when the best riders from Chile will meet to do their best during this championship which is mixed for the first time. The participants of this spectacular ramp tournament will meet in a real Wood Park with wooden obstacles, wallrides made with trunks and jumps ; they will be surrounded by typical pines from the most famous ski resorts in the North Hemisphere.
Not only this event will be the first big tournament of this winter, but it is likely to be one of the best tournaments of this season 2014 during which the spectators will witness a high-level show for winter sports lovers. Moreover the date coincides with the launch of winter holidays, making the event more attractive for students.
60 competitors are expected and the winners will share a reward of 4 000$. For both sexes, the judging criteria will be the same : competitors will earn points based on their fluidness, precision, style and general performance.
Competing with women for the first time will not make things easier for men. Even though they will compete in separate categories, boys are going to be confronted with athletes such as Dominique Ohaco from the Roxy team and actually world’s number 5 of freestyle skiing, and Antonia Yáñez who is 12th of world’s snowboard rankings and champion in 2013.