Whistler Longboarding Festival

This weekend saw the inaugural Whistler Longboarding Festival on the road leading to the top of the 2010 Olympic Sliding Center (ie the luge and bob sleigh track).  To quote the organizers: “Set at the base of Blackcomb Mountain this gnarly 1 mile race track drops 1000ft and offers up eight 180 degree hairpins.   Imagine snow boarder cross meets the Formula 1 of skateboards as 4 man heats ripped down the mountain”.  Certainly it was pretty hairy and fun to watch. Hopefully they’ll be back next year.

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