Travel Blog

11 Apr

Blackcomb Terrain Park with Simon d'Artois

TAG: Amped-Up Adventure

Posted by: Feet Banks

As a Canadian National Freestyle Team member Whistler skier Simon d’Artois spends a lot of time in the halfpipe.

“I guess the average is about 20 runs through the pipe each day,” he says, “and i get about 100 ski days a year….so yeah, like 2000 pipe runs each season.”

It’s paid off though. Simon brought home the gold medal at the 2015 Winter X-Games and is winding down his season back home in Whistler for the World Ski Snowboard Festival, where he intends to compete in all three ski competitions: halfpipe, slopestyle and big air.

The Insider caught up with simon for a couple days of lapping the Blackcomb terrain park.

Home Sweet Home.

Rich Glass Photo.

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