Building on the popularity of the inaugural event on San Francisco's famed Fillmore Street hill, skiers and snowboarders once again took on another one of San Francisco's iconic locations, AT&T Park. Esurance ICER AIR 2007, the first big-air ski and snowboard event held in a stadium in the United States, drew 33.000 spectators over two days for a flawless, warm, fun-filled day of snow, music and big-air.
"We brought in some of the best ski and snowboard talent from around the world -- and this year we added an action sports village adjacent to AT&T Park -- with the best athletes from FMX, BMX and Skate. Whether they were in the village or on the field at AT&T Park, more than 30,000 fans saw everything from FMX dare devils soaring through the air to world-class skiers and snowboarders throwing tricks through the ballpark's centerfield, where homeruns are much more common."
Olympic medalists and X Games ski and snowboard champions including Jon Olsson competed on a 100-foot high jump that extended from the top of AT&T Park's scoreboard to second base. The ski and snowboard jump was covered with over 200 tons of man-made snow that withstood unseasonably warm temperatures in the mid-70's. The skiers and snowboarders wowed the crowed with gravity defying aerial maneuvers against the backdrop of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline on a crystal clear day.
HEAD Freeskier Jon Olsson claimed the big-air
ski title with his signature, and crowd pleasing, kangaroo flip. Simon Dumont slid into a close a second with a huge corked 1080; Sammy Carlson finished third with a sick switch 10.
Former HEAD Team member and 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley hosted the event and thrilled the crowd with multiple jumps including the old school, berumuda shorts iron cross cossack back scratcher.
(Text: Market Wire)