Phil Clairoux plays around on his backyard set up before heading off to Windells Academy.  He was not shy to show us some of the new tricks he has learnt this past summer, look out for him this winter!

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Produced and Edited: Carlo L. Mion
Trampoline Action: Phil Clairoux
Song: The Master – EMOG

Last year, I picked up a rider that has been an amazing person to work with throughout the few seasons spent together.  Dominating all the local comps and bringing his talent to the West, Phil has proven to be one of the top riders in Ottawa/Gatineau today.  It was a no brainer to welcome Phil to our talented crew of athletes under Team DU.

Despite Phil’s young age, he has been on top of the Ottawa freeski scene for the past couple years.  His effortless style and consistent bag of tricks will make sure to keep Phil on top of the freeski scene for many years to come.  Picking up other sponsors such as S3 Snow and Skate Shop, Rossignol, and Smith Optics, Phil has a great team behind him to help him be the best athlete he can be.  With duMedia making a break in the local freeski scene, we have put together some of Phil’s best shots and also some favourites from his previous season to give you a good idea of what he has to offer and to get him the recognition that is needed for such a young talented athlete!  Hope you like our second edit from duMedia!

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Song:  Philly Moves – Oh, You Bad!

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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