With an outstanding performance in both formats of the O’Neill Evolution, Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) is back at the top of the Swatch TTR World Ranking list. In a tight battle between Marko Grilc (SLO) in today’s 5Star Slopestyle finals, Peetu kept his cool and collected his fifth result of the season at Davos.
All you shred Sistas’ out there get waxing your boards and get ready for the Skullcandy Sista Sessions Slopestyle competition, which is taking place at the VANS Penken Park in Mayrhofen, Austria on Saturday the 13th February 2010.
Over the last few years, a new breed of events which combine snow fun with music have cropped up all over the world. Offering you the chance to ride by day and party by night to world-class DJs and bands, these festivals offer a great alternative to the traditional week-long package holiday – if you can hack the pace. Here’s our round up of what’s happening when this winter:
The Big Snow Festival
March 14 – 21, Arinsal, Andorra
According to news reports over the last couple of days, pro rider Kevin Pearce is still in a critical but stable condition in hospital following a halfpipe accident.
He was injured in the pipe in Park City, Utah, on December 31 and is now in the intensive care unit of the University of Utah Hospital.
Reports say he caught an edge during a cab double cork. He was wearing a helmet.
We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from Kevin’s friends, family, and fans from every corner of the world," his parents said in a statement.
There are also several groups of Facebook including one with more than 17,000 members sending their well wishes to Kevin.
The Roxy Chicken Jam hits Saalbach this weekend. Top international pros such as Cheryl Maas, Kjersti Buaas Oestgaard, Janna Meyen-Weatherby, Sarka Pancochova and Lisa Filzmoser are heading to Austria to take part in the 6 star TTR contest.
Check out the event teaser below and visit www.roxychickenjam.com for more details on what’s happening when.
Snowboarding legend Terje Haakonsen was one if the first riders to join the Skullcandy team – and now you can wrap his signature Agent headphones round your lug holes.
How would you cope if you got stranded on a chairlift for five days? A new horror movie coming out in February explores this very scenario and reviewers claim it’ll do for skiing what Jaws did for swimming.
The 11th annual Burton European Open (BEO) is kicking off in about two weeks. The BEO is the second stop of the 2009/2010 Burton Global Open Series (BGOS) and a Swatch TTR 6Star event. Top riders and amateurs from around the world are getting ready to compete in the biggest snowboarding event in Europe from January 9 to 16, 2010.
All winter we’ll add details of womens and mixed snowboard camps and clinics that we hear about – to make your winter planning a little easier.
Snow and Wake Bulgaria dropped us a line to let us know that they’re running their first ladies snowboard camp this season.
The camp will be held in Borovets from February 28 to March 7 2010 and is aimed at riders of all levels – from total beginners to experienced riders.
The camp includes coaching, seven nights full board accommodation, equipment, lift pass, apres activities and transfers to and from Sofia airport.
It’s a good deal if you’re on a budget – coming in at just £499 (not including flights).