The Xperia Winter Whip, presented by LW Mag has stamped its name on snow and snow sports in Africa. Following from the success of the previous snow competitions held at the Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho in 2014 and 2015, the organisers are proud to announce that this Action Sports event is back for its third season this year.
This year’s event, which again partners with Sony Mobile, will take place on Saturday, 6 August and will be hosted by the Kingdom of Lesotho at the Afriski slope. The jam-style Snowboarding and Skiing competition brings together some of the continent’s best athletes, and provides a fun-filled weekend for those participating, as well as those supporting.
Afriski is covered in a thick blanket of snow, with approximately 1m of heavy snowfall since Sunday the 24th July. See the stunning images of the Afriski Winter wonderland.
The skiing and snowboarding conditions are top notch.
Photo credit: Jason May and Shawn Van Zyl
The competition categories include; Pro Mens, Amateur Mens, Ladies, Juniors and Ski. Competitors will have a newly designed and laid out Kapoko Park course that consists of rails, kickers and boxes. Judges will be taking technicality, style and use of course into consideration when awarding points. Podium finishers stand in line to win cash and prizes from the various sponsors. Two lucky winners will take home an all expenses paid trip for two to Club Med Val Thorens in France from Club Med. Red Bull will also be giving away a R5,000 specialty award on the day.
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Xperia Winter Whip organiser, Ryan van der Spuy says, “We are excited to be back for our third year and to showcase Africa’s top snowboarding and skiing talent. Thanks to our partners; Sony Mobile, Club Med,Red Bull, Jägermeister, Skullcandy, Neff and Ogio, we are ready to host the best event to date.”
Celebrations will continue throughout the day and into the evening with Afriski’s resident DJ and the band, The Snowcones, who will be playing at the after party at the resort’s Gondola Café.
Why not experience real snowfall in Africa?
Come join us this weekend for the competition on the 6th August.