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Scotty Lago leaves Vancouver Olympics – flirty pictures to blame

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According to reports on TMZ, bronze halfpipe medalist Scotty Lago has left the Olympics in Vancouver – but he was going to be asked to leave. 
His departure is apparently connected to some photos taken showing him and some girls with his medal.
TMZ calls them ‘mildly suggestive’ and says Lago is now in a blackout period’ and won’t talk about the incident until March 3.

Girlie Camps holding two camps in Laax in March

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Girlie Camps are holding their seventh season of snowboard camps for girls and are heading to the Swiss mecca of Laax to hold them.

The camp has an exclusive set up with lodging in the Curnius building. You wake up on the mountain at 1800 m, with only 50 m to the world-famous Laax Pipe.  After four nights you move down to stay at The Riders Palace, a hotel specially designed for skiers and snowboarders, who like to be in the right spot. It’s a major party palace with a hotel disco and cool bar.

The camps take place from March 7 to 14 and from March 14 to 21.

They cost 840 euros for the week and this covers:

 *   Accommodation 4 nights up on the mountain with breakfast and 4 dinners.

New London exhibition to showcase British snowboard photo and design talent

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A new exhibition to celebrate Britain’s snowboarding creative talent opens in a couple of weeks in London.

The LCB surf/skate/snow store in the east end has teamed up with Whitelines magazine to host the exhibition which will showcase the world of Britain’s most established and talented photographers and designers.

The show opens on Thursday March 4 and runs until April 1. The store at 121 Bethnal Green Road is open 8am to 7pm daily.

Here’s who you can see in the show:

Nathan Gallagher, born in the mountainous climbs of the West Midlands in the UK, his

Project to make new UK all-girl movie kicks off

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a UK ladies snowboard film but Lynsey Ashdown and Helen Fox are planning to put that right.

They’re looking for girls to get involved in their plan to make an all-female snowboard movie featuring the best UK talent.

Viva España

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Taking advantage of the chance to stock up on posh make-up  at the airport, I hand over my boarding card to the cashier in the duty-free shop at Gatwick. “Huh?” says the guy, pointing at the destination of my flight. “Where’s that then?”You’ve be forgiven for not having heard of Huesca.

Giro stamps its mark on the Brits Big Air

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With less than 40 days to go before the BRITS 2010 Snow & Music Festival hits Laax in Switzerland, organisers have announced that Giro, a worldwide leader in protective gear and accessories for action sports, have secured the title rights for the Giro British Snowboard & Freeski Big Air Championships at this year’s event.  "The seemingly endless rate of progression amon

BoardB*tch holding another girls week at the end of Feb

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If you’re looking for a fun week of snow and partying in the Alps, you might like to check out the next BoardB*tch week which is hitting Tignes on February 28.
It’s for girls who want to hang out, ride at their own pace and enjoy some girls nights out. It’s aimed at riders of all levels – if you want lessons or any other mountain activities you can just book what you want.
As a result, prices start at just £199 for seven nights in accommodation. You can also upgrade your package to stay at one of the mightcool Pods – check out for more info.

Animal hosting Rock Night at the Brits

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For the fourth consecutive year, leading UK brand Animal is taking title rights of the Animal British Slopestyle Championships and is hosting the brand new Animal Rock Night featuring Guitar Hero at the forthcoming Brits Snow & Music Festival, 21st – 28th March 2010 in Laax, Switzerland.  Following on from an inspirational 2009 Slopestyle Championships, which witnessed Brits records

Sole Technology UK appoints new ThirtyTwo Snowboard Team Manager

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Sole Technology UK have appointed Dale Taylor as their new 32 snowboard Team Manager Dale has worked extensively with ThirtyTwo for the past 6 years; taking care of UK sales and product development for boots and outerwear. Dale is a well respected industry figure and is a big part of the UK scene.

Adidas announces winner of Olympic eyewear competition

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Adidas recently held a competition to find a design for the goggles that will be worn by British adidas eyewear sponsored athletes at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Young designers were invited to send in their creations based on the new iD2 goggle to the Talenthouse contest – with a tidy $20,000 prize fund up for grabs.
Members of the public voted for their favourite designs and adidas bosses got to pick the winner.
They chose the patriotic union flag-inspired design by John Filipe from Portugal.
“It’s a huge honour and a very special moment in my career winning thi