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Photo feature: Winter Whip snowboarding jam 

Words & Photos: Kevin Sawyer, www.kevinsawyer.co.za

Top snowboarders from all over the world descended on Afriski Mountain Resort's Kapoko Park, in Lesotho, for the Winter Whip Rail and Kicker Snowboarding Jam, held on 2 August 2014. Competing in the exciting jam-format contest, snowboarders' skills were put to the test as they battled it out. Check out these amazing images from the event.

Photo credit: Kevin Sawyer

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Andrew le Roux (winner) throwing a huge nose grab off the third and final kicker during the big air jam.

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All riders gathered on the slope early waiting to get their adrenaline fix in the park.

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A fresh Kapoko Park that was built especially for The Winter Whip, changing the line from the old park.

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Once you get the hang of the ski lift, the ride up the mountain is an awesome experience.

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Everyone was out to do bigger and better tricks.

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Marko Grilc (international Red Bull athlete) showing off with a massive backflip.

Photo credit: Kevin Sawyer

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The jumps were cleaned and checked before every heat run to ensure the riders got the best surface.

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Andrew le Roux, a very happy winner of The Winter Whip 2014.

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The Winter Whip event pulled crowds from all over to Afriski Mountain Resort, in Lesotho.

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There was plenty of entertainment at the event, with live music and chilled vibes at the cooler box all day.

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At night, everybody joins the fun happening at the Sky Restaurant.

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Enjoying the view from the top of the mountain.

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Frozen rivers litter the landscapes on the journey through the Valley of Hope in Lesotho.