It was another lively night in downtown Marquette for the 1st annual Downtown Showdown snowboard and ski rail jam. Riders of all ages were going harder and harder as the day went on, from 3pm until 8:30pm. It seemed with each hour the riders were getting more aggressive, the snow was getting faster, and the tricks more difficult and technical.
There was music from Double Trouble DJs, beer provided by L’Attitude, food trucks, and a lively crowd that seemed to pick up as the night went on. The first annual coincided with the start of the U.P. 200last night where the end of Washington Ave was already snow covered. It looks like it’ll be an event sticking around for years to come.
If you’ve been a longtime fan of Yooper Steez you’ll know we’ve covered a number of snowboard events in the past, but we hadn’t been to one in a while. Hope you like the pics, and if you’re one of these riders send us a message!
A special thanks to the Marquette County CVB for putting up with us photographers!