The World Ski and Snowboard Festival is held each Spring season in Whistler Blackcomb resort. I am usually hired to cover the events as a photojournalist that supplies the local newspapers via my news wire service. These photos are form the nighttime Snowboard Slopestyle event that was held at the base of Whistler Mountain in the village. I always enjoy covering these style of snowboard / skiing events and listening to the huge crowds roar within Skiers Plaza at the base of Whistler mountain as they watch the athletes perform huge freestyle tricks. Top prize at this mountain freestyle event is $10,000 CAN so there are many very talented athletes on hand to compete for the cash prize. On this type of live event photo shoot the Canon Telephoto 400 MM lens combined with the 5D body is my favorite choice of camera gear.