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TSA reduce their women’s snowboards

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To celebrate the success of Jenny Jones winning her second X-Games gold medal The Snowboard Asylum have knocked 17.5% off some of their best women’s snowboards – the equivalent of them paying the VAT for you. The deals include:

Jenny Jones wins the X-Games Slopestyle for a second year

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Last year Jenny Jones became the first Brit to win an X Games event  – this year she became the first Brit to defend her title!
 
She had serious competition too – with Jamie Anderson coming second and Janna Meyen-Weatherby taking third.
 
Despite a swollen knee and in front of a crowd which included family and friends from the UK, Jenny pulled off a frontside 5, cab 5 and a frontside 7. 
 
Check out Jenny’s run below:
 

Fenchurch launch new headphones lines

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Fenchurch turns ten this year and to mark the anniversary, it’s joining the cast of bijoux club with their own headphones. There are two models – the Astoria and the Academy.

The Academy is a chunky monkey with large ear-cups while the Astoria is a more slimline model with leather padded ear-cups and Fenchurch branding on the headband and ear-pieces. They come in white or blue/red/white. Both models come in at £39.99 and you can pick them up in your local Fenchurch retailer or online at www.fenchurch.com
 

Psst, fancy buying a second hand ski resort?

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With rather unfortunate timing, the company that owns WhistlerBlackomb resort – Intrawest – has been put up for auction.

The group was bought for £2.8 billion in 2006 and creditors Fortess are holding the auction after failing to make the final payment on a $1.7billion loan to buy Intrawest.

Fortress says it’s in the process of refinancing the loan and will operate ‘business as usual’ at all of its resorts.

However the auction of the company’s assets (which include the Winter Olympics destination and a dozen other resorts in North America) is currently scheduled to take place on February 19 – the same day as the men’s super G is scheduled to take place on the Olympic course.

Download new UK snow movie Get Yer Boots On

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If you fancy checking out some new snow action, the new Whitespace movie Get Yer Boots On is now available for free download from the Snowboard Asylum website.

The film features lots of fine UK riding talent including Mike Austin, Andy Nudds, Neil Mowbary, Sparrow Knox, Lynsey Ashdown, Will Smith (Eng), Billy Morgan, Chris Kightley, Will Smith (Sco), Will Tarbet, Matt Higson, John Weatherley, Steef Van Der Meer, Joe Sandy, Richie Logan, Jon Addison, Rowan Biddescombe and Scott McMorris. 
 

Pre book a transfer for cross Paris travel with your snow kit

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Eurostar has become an easy and more environmentally friendly way to get to the Alps (when it’s running, that is) but getting across Paris from the Gare du Nord to catch your onward train can be a bit of a faff.

I well know the pain of lugging snowboard kit on the London Underground and imagine the Paris Metro is no more fun.

Red Bull Home Run to return to the Brits

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The Brits are just a couple of months away now and its been announced that the Red Bull Homerun will finish off the week’s action on Saturday 27th March. Hundreds of competitors will race en-mass from the top of the mountain to the bottom five miles below.

Red Bull looking for the world’s best action photographers

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There are less than six weeks left to get your entries in for the second Red Bull Illume Image Quest.

The contest aims to find the world’s best action sport photographers. You are invited to submit a maximum of five images to one or more of ten categories – culture, playground, energy, spirit, close up, wings, sequence, new creativity, experimental and illumination.

The competition is fierce though – nearly 4000 photos have already been uploaded!