8 wicked pics (and 2 rad vids) from CBK-X Winter Blitzville

CBK-X Winter Blitzville photo essay

by Kyle Born

Snowmobiles got major air at Winter Blitzville in Cranbrook, B.C.
Snowmobiles got major air at Winter Blitzville in Cranbrook, B.C. Amie Lubbers photo

“Ooohhh.”

“Awww.”

“Wow.”

These are a few of the hushed murmurs uttered through cloudy breaths in the snow-speckled Cranbrook air during Winter Blitzville on February 16, 2019. World-class X Games snowmobilers Brett Turcotte, Cody Borchers and Daniel Shaffer dazzled the approximate 6,000 crowd members with dizzying tricks throughout the evening.

Below are some of the best photos and videos taken during the event. With any luck, this event won’t be a one-off and will happen again next year, based on the large crowds that welcomed it. 

“The opportunity to jump down main street doesn’t always happen that often,” said Brett Turcotte. “Events like this are really fun. They’re cool for me.”
“The opportunity to jump down main street doesn’t always happen that often,” said Brett Turcotte. “Events like this are really fun. They’re cool for me.” Amie Lubbers photo
World-class X Games snowmobilers Brett Turcotte, Cody Borchers and Daniel Shaffer performed snowmobile stunts at CBK-X Winter Blitzville.
World-class X Games snowmobilers Brett Turcotte, Cody Borchers and Daniel Shaffer performed snowmobile stunts at CBK-X Winter Blitzville. Amie Lubbers photo
“Family Day is a great weekend to showcase the city,” said Paul Heywood, event organizer.
“Family Day is a great weekend to showcase the city,” said Paul Heywood, event organizer. Kerry Shellborn photo
“Fan support is what keeps these events happening,” said Brett Turcotte. “There’s definitely a vibe felt when there are thousands of people watching. You feel the energy and excitement. It makes the rider perform better, for sure. It’s more motivating.”
“Fan support is what keeps these events happening,” said Brett Turcotte. “There’s definitely a vibe felt when there are thousands of people watching. You feel the energy and excitement. It makes the rider perform better, for sure. It’s more motivating.” Kyle Born photo
In an effort to draw the maximum amount of spectators, CBK-X Winter Blitzville was free and took place during Western Canada’s lone long weekend in the heart of winter, February 16, 2019.
In an effort to draw the maximum amount of spectators, CBK-X Winter Blitzville was free and took place during Western Canada’s lone long weekend in the heart of winter, February 16, 2019. Amie Lubbers photo
Some snowmobilers came to the event pre-chilled.
Some snowmobilers came to the event pre-chilled. Kyle Born photo
“It’s all about getting the crowd involved with the music, entertainment, stunts and fireworks,” said Paul Heywood, event organizer. “It’s a fun, community event that showcases the city.”
“It’s all about getting the crowd involved with the music, entertainment, stunts and fireworks,” said Paul Heywood, event organizer. “It’s a fun, community event that showcases the city.” Kerry Shellborn photo

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brett Turcotte does his thing at Cranbrook’s winter #blitzville

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CBK-X Winter Blitzville was a blast! Wooooo!

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