After eight successful years, Capitalize at the Clocktower returns to Ottawa and continues to be Ottawa’s biggest ski and snowboard event of the year.  A competition focused on overall impression based on style, consistency, and technicality; Capitalize is not a best trick contest.

Crew putting on the finishing touches

Athletes are invited to compete, along with a number of spots opening up to new comers each year.  Almost one hundred riders attend  this event and are split into five heats.  From those five heats, the top two snowboarders, top female, and top skier from each heat move onto the finals.

Phil Clairoux getting some edge.

Carlo looking for the pretzel.

After a crazy five heats, the qualifications came to an end and it was now time for the finals.  DU Apparel managed to toss out some products in the short intermission before the finals which kept the crowd excited and wanting more.  The finals consisted of five skiers which moved on to compete for the top prize.  Philippe Clairoux and Carlo Mion being two of them brought some heat to the finals.  After twenty five minutes of non stop intense riding the finals came to an end and the podium was picked.

Phil and Carlo taking home 2nd and 3rd place.

In the end, #teamdu took over the podium.  A big congratulations goes out to team riders Philippe Clairoux for taking home second place and Carlo Mion for taking home third.  Keep up the great work boys, and were excited to see your results this upcoming season!  Special thanks goes out to Tommy and Lefebvre and Halfcab for giving us the opportunity to help out with this amazing event.  See you there next year!


1. Seb Eaves

2.  Philippe Clairoux

3.  Carlo Mion



Zack Barwin


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This Saturday, September 15th is the annual Brose Farm Night Jam near Golden Lake! If you are an experienced rider, just around the area or want something new and fun for your Saturday head out here to watch some amazing riding from talent all over, share some good beats and a crazy after party!

DU Crew rider Jay Leroux will be there competing, say hi, and give him a high five!

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Progression in the sport of freeski today is out of control, almost to the point were many riders cannot keep up.  This past year Austin clearly defined progression with his big bag of tricks exploding everyday his feet touched the snow.  With his desire to ride and his helpful hands behind editing, Austin was a perfect match for the DU family.  We look forward to seeing more from Austin as he ventures off into the west, taking his new bag of tricks into the big mountains at Whistler, Blackcomb.

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Wow Wee that took a long time for us to get this site up and running. 

Being full time students, working full time and playing in bands plus partying hardur than you can really leave little time for the actual business (even though we work on weekends.) We bring to you the site update 2.0 with many thanks to Jonny Rockwell, team du, du crew, and the du models of course! 

Take a look around we’ve added a few new hookups and a couple new bands to our roster.  We’ve also added a new rider to our team! He is a 13 year old surfer from Australia and his name is Jack Reginato.  We’ll put a video together of him in the near future.  

We’ve added sweaters, underwear and a couple new tees to our du apparel site and you can order it directly from there. 

Keep checking back for news and updates on everything du.  This just got a lot easier to update! 

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