On Saturday night Perisher kicked off part one of the 2012 PlayStation Night Slopestyle Series - a major three-part competition to showcase Australia's best and emerging free skiers and snowboarders - in front of hundreds of cheering spectators on the resort's iconic Front Valley.
A total of 70 competitors - some vying for 2014 Winter Olympic Games selection - battled it out in a series of jumps, rail slides and other technical fixtures, displaying cutting edge Slopestyle riding.
Results and key highlights from the event below:
- Jindabyne local Boen Ferguson was the star of the Open Men's Ski event, returning from injury to take out top of the podium in front of favourite (and last year's champion) Jesse Houghton, a close second.
- Kasha Wojick was another crowd favourite, on the night deciding to move from the Grommet Girls Ski Division (14 - 17 years) to Women's Opens to win. Wojick was the only female to complete all of the jumps as well as executing a hard-to-manoeuvre 360.
- In the Grommet Men's division, Snowy Mountains local Thomas Waddell began his journey to the Olympics after winning the event in style.
- Nick Harvey executed a 'back rodeo' trick over the Skullcandy feature for something different and it paid off with him winning the event in the snowboarding division.
- World Champion and Perisher Ambassador Nate Johnstone attended as a special guest, assisting with mentoring and commentary on the night
With the first event wrapped up, Perisher is now looking forward to round 2, taking place on the 18th August, 2012.