Zyah Healy competes at Shames.

Zyah Healy competes at Shames.

Throwdown ushers Shames’ seasonal exit

Shames Mountain snowboard and ski enthusiasts said goodbye for the season

Shames Mountain snowboard and ski enthusiasts said goodbye for the season when they competed in the Loaded Sports Throwdown event in early April.

My Mountain Co-op’s last weekend for snowboarding and skiing found some area winners in the Throwdown and the scores were added a little differently this year.

The winners were ranked on the contestants’ judged runs in multiple categories then added together, with the highest cumulative score taking first-place.

And in that top spot came Bren Stevenson, aged 13.

Following Stevenson was Thayna Healy, 8 in second place, with Kristian Vidal, 20, Zyah Healy, 5, and Levi Philips, 28, rounding out third, fourth and fifth.

Prizes included goggles, boots, jackets, watches, T-shirts, sweaters, tuques and other winter accessories.

The contest feaured half-pipe showdowns, rail grinding and aerial jumps.

Contestants were able to have their pick of the awarded prizes donated to Prince Rupert’s Loaded Sports from clothing and gear sponsors.

Loaded’s Marc Page plans to have a summer skateboard competition with some leftover prizes from the event that was rained out in 2014.

Further details will come as the competition nears in the coming months.