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Zoe Gillings wins first boardercross World Cup of season

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Britain’s Zoe Gillings has won the first FIS boardercross FIS World Cup event of the 04/05 season.

In the event at Chile’s Valle Nevado, 19-year-old Gillings beat Kathrin Kellenberger (SUI), Austrian Manuela Riegler and Lindsey Jacobellis (USA) in the women’s final run to win her first World cup event.

Canada’s Drew Neilson took the crown in the men’s event.

Morzine’s rudechalets launches rudegirls package deal

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The swanky Morzine-based rudechalets is launching rudegirls this season – a chalet package which includes loads of great features to help you improve your riding.

The best thing about this deal is that it runs throughout the season so boyfriends, skiing friends and others can all enjoy a holiday at the chalet while you get the benefits the deal offers.

Burton sponsors snowboard art exhibit

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Rides of Passage, a unique exhibit of snowboards, will make it’s debut at the 2004 Woodstock Tattoo & Body Arts Festival. Burton has teamed up with the festival to present 125 unique Burton snowboards transformed into artwork by artists including Stash, Futura, Filip Leu, Don Ed Hardy, Aaron Cain, Sean Crofoot, Adrian Lee, Joe Capobianco, Jime Litwalk, Jason D’ Aquino, Mario Desa, Gunnar, Jeff Proctor, Paco Excel, Ron Earhart, and Tristan Eaton. The festival is September 17-19 in Woodstock, NY.

FIS World Cup season to start in Chile

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The¬†NOKIA Snowboard FIS World Cup will start in Chile’s Valle Nevado with the first boardercross competitions being held September 16 ‚Äì 18.

Last season, the snowboard cross in Valle Nevado had to be cancelled due to warm weather.

Stay tuned for details of the other World Cup events and their locations.

Kjersti Buass

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Photo:Jeff Curtes/Burton Nationality: Norwegian Years riding: 8 Date of birth: 5 January 1982 Career highlights: 4th halfpipe US Open Championships 2002 4th halfpipe Winter Olympics 2002 1st halfpipe ISF Davos 2002 1st halfpipe FIS World Cup Chile 2001

Nici Pederzolli

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All photos: Thomas Hoeffgen/O’Neill

Nationality – Austrian
Date of Birth: 11 March 1974
Years snowboarding: 13
Sponsors: O‚ÄôNeill, Nitro, Swans, Autohaus M?ºhlbacher, Toko

Laura Berry

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  Photo:Josie Clyde at Dropstitch   Date of Birth: 13 December 1988 Nationality: British Sponsors: Vans Boots/ Shoes, Protec Helmets, Powerpuff Girls, O’Neill Clothing, Nitro Snowboards, Electric Eyewear, Drake Bindings, Da Kine Accessories, Aspirations

Anne Molin Kongsgaard

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Photo: Jeff Curtes/Burton Nationality: Norwegian Years riding: 10 Date of birth: 12 November 1977 Career highlights: 5th, halfpipe, 2002 FIS W