Welcome to Danny Davis' Peace Park
Welcome to Peace Park No. 4
Coverage of the fourth iteration of two-time X Games SuperPipe gold medalist Danny Davis' spring snowboarding super-event, Peace Park, is coming to ABC's "World of X Games" show on Sunday, November 29, at 2 p.m. ET.
Originally envisioned as a way to evolve halfpipe riding, Davis' original event was called "Peace Pipe," featuring a halfpipe with channels and rails, that was built in California. The event has since evolved into a mega collection of transition features of all shapes and sizes, now dubbed "Peace Park," that takes place on the backside of Grand Targhee resort in Wyoming.
Double pipe goodness
One of the first iterations of the event at Targhee featured a halfpipe with hip jump entries and mid-run channels leading into a skate park-inspired snow bowl. This year's featured the same, with an optional double pipe on the side and a mini snake run on the bottom thrown in for good measure.
Mitrani drops mic
A fun event just wouldn't be as, well, fun without the humor and talent of snowboarding's most beloved emcee, Jack Mitrani
One of the best things about Peace Park is the opportunity it gives competition riders to break their traditional routines and show off their original style flare in new, creative ways. Here 2015 Burton U.S. Open pipe champion, Taku Hiraoka, takes a moment to shine on a differently-styled transition feature.
And slopestyle rider Werni Stock shows off his transition skate-style skills in the snow bowl...
And the winner is...
Though Peace Park isn't a contest in the traditional sense of the word, riders are recognized for standing out and putting on a good show. This year the undisputed overall champion of style and awe award went to Ben Ferguson. X Games fans may come to know Ferguson as one of the new halfpipe wonders, but fans of snowboarding in general will undoubtedly come to know him as one of the best in the world, period.
The sun will rise again
Danny Davis thanks the riders in attendance as the sun sets on another successful progression session. Be sure to tune in to ABC's "World of X Games" on Sunday to watch a hilarious, inspiring recap of one of the most creative and wonderful events in the world of competition snowboarding.