Behind the Scenes in Revelstoke

A helicopter dropped 27 U.S Freeskiing competitors on top of Mt. Mackenzie for the final day of the Canadian Freeskiing Championships at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on January 10, 2010. Using helmet cameras, Zack Giffin captures the crowd’s enthusiasm along with some powder skiing.
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Revelstoke Comp Venue

After skiing pow runs all day with competitors Cliff Bennet and Mark Welgos, Black Diamond athlete, Zack Giffin, documents the crowd’s reaction to Arne Backstrom’s winning run at the Canadian Freeskiing Championships in Revelstoke, British Columbia, January 10, 2010. Only three years old, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is in the infantile stages of development, with more lifts and acreage planned. Here is a behind the scenes look at what Revelstoke offers.

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