JORDAN MANLEY, UNDISPUTED KING OF SLIDESHOWS, WINS SAINT DEEP SUMMER PHOTO CHALLENGE 2010
Sold Out Show Reveals Soul Of Whistler’s Mountain Biking Through Six Different Lenses
WHISTLER, BC – Last night Jordan Manley won the Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge, making him the king of slidehow photography contests as he goes seven for seven undisputed slideshow wins in various competitions. Over 1,100 people poured into the Fairmont Chateau Whistler to experience slideshows created by six world class photographers over three days in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and surrounding valley trails.
The photography was outstanding and a panel of five expert judges had the unenviable job of assigning first, second and third to a field of six world class mountain bike photographers. After the deliberations Nicolas Teichrob of Robert’s Creek emerged in second with $2,000 and legendary Whistler photographer Paul Morrison took home $1,000 for third place. Morrison also managed to snag $1,000 for Best Photo with a golden wall ride shot that took some serious commitment from two of his riders. Sven Martin and Saint Wildcard photographers Steve Lloyd and Adrian Marcoux were also contenders at this year’s Deep Summer.
Manley’s team was made up of pro riders, and “super-talented humans,” Darcy Turenne, Mike Hopkins and Thomas Vanderham but the real stars of his show were the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Trail Crew. The imagery captured of this motley crew allowed a rare glimpse into the effort, comraderie and dedication infused into the dirt and wood on every trail in the park. One of the most memorable images was of four pairs of hands, absolutely riddled with callouses, facing palms-up to the camera.
Manley is well known for his slideshow prowess and his contribution to the Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge was flawless from the storyline and his attention to detail, to the unique perspectives and mastery of light and fog to create an emotional and visually arresting slideshow.
I think this event is super important to the progression of mountain biking,” says Darcy Turenne, Deep Summer emcee and pro rider on Manley’s team. “Events like this allow people to see what is going on deep in the woods and it is such a beautiful visual showcase to expose the soul of the sport. As an athlete I felt honoured to be a part of this competition. It is prestigious to work with such talented photographers. The time contraints make it a huge team effort and we really bonded. Definitely some of the most fun shooting I have ever done.”
The nightlife is just getting warmed up at Kokanee Crankworx. The Deraylor Music Festival heads into night No. 2 of a three night musical extravaganza featuring over 40 artists in six venues. Admission to all shows is through a $40 Festival wristband only, and are subject to age (19+) and capacity restrictions. Visit www.deraylor.com for all ticket and event information.
Take advantage of great room rates to experience all of the action in person at the brand new Aava Whistler Hotel, the official hotel of Kokanee Crankworx, with great room rates starting at $99 midweek and $119 on weekends through www.whistler.com and 1-800-WHISTLER.
Kokanee Crankworx is presented by Whistler Blackcomb, home of the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Consistently ranked as North America’s top ski and snowboard resort, Whistler Blackcomb elevates summer adventure to new heights as it welcomes the world to experience the first summer following the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. On-mountain activities include high alpine hiking and aerial sightseeing via the world’s longest continuous lift system featuring the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola; epic riding in North America’s number one ranked lift-accessed mountain bike park, and summer skiing and riding on Blackcomb’s Horstman Glacier. In the valley, sparkling mountain lakes and beaches, four championship golf courses, and Whistler’s vibrant pedestrian village filled with restaurants, patios, cafés, shops, galleries and spas are all surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Located a scenic two-hour drive north of Vancouver up the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway, this all season resort is truly spectacular by nature. Check it out at www.whistlerblackcomb.com.
Intrawest is a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts. The Company has a network of resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world. In addition, Intrawest markets and sells real estate at its resorts in North America. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.intrawest.com
Sourc: Michelle Leroux, Owner | Reine Communications