snowboard events

US Open Cancels Slopestyle Finals – Jamie Anderson Wins

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Slopestyle finals came down to a nail biter on many fronts today at the 36th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. Defending champion Mark McMorris (CAN) earned the top score on the final run of the three-run finals, while the women’s field made the difficult decision to cancel the competition due to challenging winds. Results from the

Chloe Kim Wins US Open Halfpipe

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Chloe Kim (USA) and Ayumu Hirano (JPN) earned the U.S. Open halfpipe titles at the 36th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships adding their names to the legendary list of winners. It was an incredible day of halfpipe riding as the field of 10 men and six women competed in Vail Mountain’s 22-foot halfpipe in a best

Spencer O’Brien Wins X Games Slopestyle Gold

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Spencer O’Brien won her first XGames gold in Slopestyle beating out perennial podium presence Jamie Anderson. O’Brien’s run featured a switch backside 720 and frontside 720, which gave her 2 point lead over Anderson.  O’Brien said getting the gold was a fulfillment of  lifetime goal,  “It somehow came together today. It’s been ten years at X

Desiree Melancon Wins Big At The Reels

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The world of film is filled with festivals like Cannes and Sundance; and then we have The Reels- an international snowboarding film festival all thanks to 3 very passionate Frenchmen. The French have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion, and this event was no different. The second annual festival celebrated every snowboard

X Games Drops Events in Europe and Brazil

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ESPN issued this statement today: ESPN today announced it will not continue with X Games events in Barcelona, Munich, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Tignes, France.  We are proud to have run world-class competitions for both the athletes and spectators; however the overall economics of these events do not provide a sustainable future path.  The company remains

Dew Tour Now An Olympic Selection Event

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USSA has announced that the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge, CO will be sanctioned as a USSA event and become the 5th selection event for the 2014 Olympics. The Dew Tour stop takes place December 12-15 and will be used for selected snowboarding halfpipe and slopestyle competitors. To align the Dew Tour competition with

Jamie Anderson Wins Burton High Fives Slopestyle

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Jamie Anderson got her 2013-2014 season started on a high note with a slopestyle win at the second annual Burton ‘High Fives’ presented by MINI snowboarding competition.  The event was hosted by Cadrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand. Jamie Anderson knocked Finnish rider  Enni Rukajärvi off the top of the podium with a victorious second run

Kelly Clark 3-Peats in XGames Superpipe

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Kelly Clark edged Elena Hight by a mere .33 to win her 3rd consecutive XGames Gold. Hight had thrown down a history making backside ally-oop double rodeo 900 that had put her into the lead for most of the Women’s Final.  Still Kelly Clark managed to pull off the win on the last run of the

Jamie Anderson & Kaitlyn Farrington Win at Dew Tour

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In the first major competition of the season, some of the biggest pros headed to Breckenridge, Colorado for Dew Tour Ion Mountain Championships.  In the slopestyle competition on Friday, Jamie Anderson fought off challengers Spencer O’Brien and Enni Rukajarvi. She cinched the top spot with a clean last run –  half cab tailpress on the tier

Watch Live Webcast of Burton Rail Days in Tokyo

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Burton will be webcasting the 2nd Annual Burton Rail Days live from Tokyo.  This the largest outdoor snowboarding event in Tokyo’s history and includes riders like Ethan Deiss (USA), Zak Hale (USA), Mark Sollors (CAN), Niels Schack (FRA), Ludwig Lejkner (SWE), Dylan Alito (USA), Jamie Nicholls(GBR), Wojtek Pawlusiak (POL), Brandon Hobush (USA),  and Takahiro Ishida (JAP).

Aimee Fuller Wins 2012 O’Neill Pleasure Jam

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Aimee Fuller successfully defended her title at the 10th O’Neill Pleasure Jam in Dachstein, Austria. Strong winds affected the competition leading to the cancellation of the event finals, meaning that the semifinals determined the podium. Luckily Aimee put down a strong enough performance in the semis to land her on top. The podium was rounded

Big Bang in Britain

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Bonfire Night is approaching in the UK. Traditionally fireworks are let off and a dazzling display of light and loud bangs are seen and heard across the country on 5 November celebrating the discovery of Guy Fawkes’s plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1604. However, a Big Bang was encountered earlier during