Lesotho to showcase Africa’s top Snowboarders and Skiers
Snow and snow sports in Africa? Indeed. After the success of LW Mag’s inaugural Winter Whip Snowboard and Ski Slopestyle competition held at the Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho in 2014, the organisers are proud to announce that this Action Sports event is back for its second year and titled – 2015 Xperia Winter Whip.
This year’s event, which partners with Sony Mobile, will take place on Saturday, 15 August and will once again be hosted by the Kingdom of Lesotho at the Afriski slope. The jam-style competition brings together some of the continent’s best snowboarders and skiers, and provides a fun-filled weekend for those participating as well as those supporting.
The competition categories include; Pro Mens, Pro Ladies, Amateurs, 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.
Xperia Winter Whip organiser, Ryan van der Spuy says, “We are excited to have a number of partners on board once again this year, such as Red Bull, Skullcandy, Neff, G-Form and Burton, and we look forward to hosting an even more successful 2015 event as we announce our new partners; Sony Mobile, Club Med and Jägermeister.”
Celebrations will continue throughout the day and into the evening with Afriski’s resident DJ and the band SDO, who will be playing at the after party at the resort’s Gondola Café.
Select footage from Xperia Winter Whip will be filmed and captured on the Sony Xperia Z3, a premium smartphone with a 20.7MP camera, which allows you to capture moments that matter most in the highest quality with amazing detail – anytime, anywhere. Xperia Z3 delivers superior image quality whether it’s in low-light, on the move or even on the slopes at Afriski.