Salomon Jib Academy Finals
Kids from around the world session Mammoth
Salomon wrapped up its fourth annual Jib Academy last week with 11 finalists from around the world sessioning Mammoth's stellar late-season conditions with Salomon's international team. The public park was the best it's been in years, and Mammoth once again provided a private feature for the skiers. In the mornings, before the park had softened up, Nick Martini brought a crew into the woods for a clinic on feature building.
Axel Ostlund from Sweden won the four-day event and a trip to Team Camp in Breckenridge with the Salomon team. Alex Beaulieu from Canada got a free trip to Windells Camp on Mount Hood for 2nd place, and Oystein Braten from Norway was awarded a $500 travel budget for next winter.
The Jib Academy finals is the culmination of feeder events held globally. The one-day academies are free and open to skiers ages 16 and under. The winners from each event win free travel to Mammoth for the finals.