jib jam

Durango Mountain Resort hosted its inaugural Jib Jam, the first event in the Expression Session Series, on Saturday. The first freestyle event in a series of four, the jam took competitors through the various obstacles in the mountain’s terrain park. Skiers and boarders were judged on style, difficulty and consistency for a combined score. The next event will be the Big Air competition on Feb. 1.

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Blinded by the light: A Snowboarder prepares for takeoff.

Jason Rausch gets air as he exits the first jib on The Line.

Young spectators take in the action from the sidelines.

14-year-old Silas Hatch, of Durango, navigates his way through the Serpentine, one of the most difficult features in the event.


A skier tries a backwards dismount from a rail after riding on The Line.

A snowboarder bails after a go on the Serpentine.

Come on down: Eric Mischker, event coordinator, announces the next rider.

Kyle Sanders, of Pagosa Springs, takes a spill on the first jib of The Line.





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