The TTR crew traveled to Whistler, BC up in Canada this week for the 5Star Billabong Ante Up going down this weekend (www.billabong.com/anteup)
. Yes, it is summertime in Canada but there is plenty of snow hanging around up on the Blackcomb glacier which plays host to the legendary Camp of Champions (www.campofchampions.com). Today, June 25th, was the first day of camp so there were tons of kids heading up to shred the park in the summer sun. Practice for the Ante Up main event was also happening with some heavy hitters sessioning the 75+foot gap-jump making for a pretty sweet first day up on the glacier. Chas Guldemond, Seb Toots, Mark McMorris and Scotty Lago were all looking pretty solid, especially since some of these guys haven’t been on snow for a little while. Chas busted out a smooth backside 10 double cork with a double poke which turned some heads. Scotty Lago was throwing some back sevens and front tens with his signature style. And, Seb and Mr. McMorris were also landing some tricks to be reckoned with. There is a hefty $50,000 prize purse on the line plus some valuable TTR ranking points for the riders to secure that will count towards the 2010/11 season (www.ttrworldtour.com). As an added bonus, the winner of this event will also get an invite to the ledgendary Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck.