Africa’s top Snowboarders and Skiers set to compete at the 2017 #UltimateEarsWinterWhip at Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho.
Southern Africa’s premier Snowboard and Ski Slopestyle competition is back for its fourth year, and ready to host the sports’ top athletes. Announcing the 2017 Ultimate Ears Winter Whip presented by LW Mag.
This year’s event, which partners with Ultimate Ears, will take place on Saturday, 5 August and will be hosted by the Kingdom of Lesotho at the Kapoko Park at Afriski. The jam-style Snowboarding and Skiing competition brings together some of the continent’s best athletes and provides a fun-filled weekend for those participating, as well as those supporting.
The competition categories include; Pro Men, Amateur Men, Ladies, Juniors and Ski. Competitors will compete on a newly designed and laid out Kapoko Park course that consists of rails, kickers, and boxes. Judges will be taking technicality, style, and use of course into consideration when awarding points. Podium finishers stand in line to win cash and prizes from the various sponsors. Red Bull will again be awarding R5,000 to the athlete landing the steeziest Method Air in the Method Madness Jam session.
Ultimate Ears Winter Whip organizer, Ryan van der Spuy says, “We are back for our fourth year and we’re excited as ever. Winter Whip has solidified itself as the premier Snow Sports event of the season, and to showcase Africa’s top snowboarding and skiing talent is something we’re extremely proud of. Thanks to our partners; Ultimate Ears, Red Bull, Jägermeister,Neff, Ogio and GoneSkiing, we’re ready to host another successful event.”
Expect good vibes on the slope thanks to the Ultimate Ears wireless speakers #PartyUp (wireless play to more than 150+ speakers at the same time), and the introduction of the Jägermeister party on the snow. Celebrations will continue throughout the day and into the evening with Afriski’s resident DJ and event band (TBA), who will be playing at the after party at the resort’s Gondola Café.
This is what went down at last year’s Winter Whip:
Read about last year’s event here: