The 15th annual Bonfire Pipe to Pipe photo recap

Usually it's not hard to find a spot in the Timberline parking lot. Yesterday, it was damn near impossible. Back for its fifteenth year, the Bonfire Pipe to Pipe went off but not before everyone was given a chance to induce a harsh hangover from the night before. Friday night was the official Pipe to Pipe pre-party at Charlie's in Government Camp. PBR sponsored the party while the Lonesome Billies provided the tunes.

On a sunny Saturday morning a crowd of the best up and coming riders, industry folk, and casual spectators made their way to Timberline and into Windells’ park. The crew put together one creative setup with a hitching post/spine located right in the middle of the horseshoe bowl; a true skate inspires setup.

Windells head digger Chase Weaver confirmed, "The inspiration came from the skate portion of the contest. Jamie Weller did such an amazing job building the skatepark on campus that we wanted to re-create a little of that on snow."

Men's Bonfire Pipe to Pipe snowboard podium | Photo: Darcy Bacha

In the end Erik Leon came out on top followed by Sawyer Deen and Jesse Paul. For the women it was Jessica Jenson in first followed by Mary Rand and Sarah Gail.

That evening a crowd gathered again to watch the skate contest on Windells’ campus, and if there's one thing that impresses a bunch of snowboarders it's really good skateboarding, which is exactly what went down.

Mason Merlino ripped every nook and cranny of the park to shreds and landed himself in first while Danny Tumia and Chad Fenelin took second and third respectively. On the women's side Justice Tabor took the top spot with Livia Mulodiah in second and Traci Green in third.

After the event came to a close a bonfire was lit in the woods behind the Ark, also known as Windells’ employee housing. The stars were out in full force and a lot of friends celebrated yet another successful year of the Bonfire Pipe to Pipe.

Watch the 15th Annual Bonfire Pipe to Pipe recap video here

Snow Results:

Women's AM
1. Livia Molodyh
2. Caitlin Kelly
3. Naima Antolin

Men's AM
1. Dominic Balarcho
2. Austin Evergingham
3. Herman Neal
Grom Award: Sean Fitzimons

Women's Pro
1. Jessica Jenson
2. Mary Rand
3. Sarah Gail

Men's Pro
1. Erik Leon ($750)
2. Sawyer Dean ($500)
3. Jesse Paul ($250)
Honorary ripper: Jager Bailey

Industry
1. Bobby Meeks
2. Ami Votuleinen
3. Preston Strout

Skate Results: 

15 and under AM
1. Jake Selover
2. Kyle Ward
3. Sean Fitzimmons

Men's AM
1. Jordan Small
2. Nick Kenny
3. Donovan Lawler

Women's AM
1. Laura Rogoski
2. Brooke Geery
3. Mary Rand

Women's Pro
1. Justice Tabor
2. Livia Mulodiah
3. Traci Green

Men's Pro
1. Mason Merlino ($750)
2. Danny Tumia ($500)
3. Chad Fenelin ($250)

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