On The Slopes: Air and Apres
What happens when you combine the thrill and technical skill of some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the sport and throw in some cutting-edge 3-D projection mapping, sprinkle in some music and a fireworks show? It's the Sam Adams Air and Apres.
"If you've never been to an Air and Apres show, it's a big air show with snowboarders and skiers jumping off one jump. Multiple people all in a line, in a row, flying in a V formation. There's fireworks. The whole jump and run are 3-D projected. So it makes it look like the whole jump is alive. It's a little trippy for the riders and skiers but awesome for the crowd," stated Scotty Lago, Olympic medalist.
Ten top Olympic and X-Games skiers and snowboarders put on a nighttime big air show on a huge jump covered in 3-D graphics and animation.
Zach Normandin is a snowboarder in the show.
"It's a cool representation of snowboarding and skiing. A fun activity. I feel like the lights and the fireworks and everything is sort of a bonus. That makes it more of a show but not so much a circus," Normandin said.
The on-snow spectacular features athletes performing big air with an incredible light show and fireworks display. The nighttime spectacular doesn't necessarily tour the big name ski resorts.
Tim Humphrey joins the Sam Adams Air and Apres event this season.
Here is what he says about traveling to all the resorts this season: "It's not a super big or well known resort. One cool thing about the Air and Apres show is that we hit a lot of resorts that are off the beaten path. It brings a lot of people who aren't necessarily exposed to this type of skiing or snowboarding. It really brings it right to them. It's right there. It's super close easy for them to get to."
The closest Air and Apres tour stop is coming up in March at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Massachusetts.