We just got this recap from the Protest Slopestyle Championships.
The SNO!zone Snow-Camp Rally in association with SCUK is back – bigger and better than ever! It’s a totally unique skiing and snowboarding fundraising event, where teams of up to 5 people complete an epic 3-day road-trip in a race to ride as many of Britain’s participating dry and indoor slopes as possible. Access to the slopes is free for teams. Each team member has a target of £250 to fundraise for Snow-Camp. The Rally is taking place 19th – 21st November 2010 http://www.snow-camp.co.uk/snowcamprally.
Ed Leigh, one of Snow-Camp’s Patrons says “The SNO!zone Snow-Camp Rally is the closest you’ll ever get to the Cannonball run whilst riding all Britain’s best artificial slopes. Plus you can say it’s all for charity, magic! Baggsy be Burt Reynolds.”
Just Snowboard camps has announced the dates of their camps for this season. In addition to their previous camps they’ve added new freestyle camps including Just 4 Girls Progression camp, which is targeted to more advanced riders looking to step up their riding. All campers will get to take home some professional photos, as Just Snowboard Camps has added a professional photoshoot to the list of camp activities.
They’ve also partnered up with Quiksilver, Lib-tech, Ortovox and Bluebird to provide additional services to their attendees.
The Relentless Freeze Festival is dropping its load on London’s Battersea Power Station in London again this October 29th to 31st with some of the biggest names in music running alongside the world’s top snowboarders, an unmissable retail area, and of course plenty of pre-winter parties.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:95:]]Relentless Freeze is the ultimate snow and music festival, bringing London into the winter season for the third year running. It boasts a 32 metre high big air jump, hosting the World Cup Snowboard Big Air in front of the epic backdrop of Battersea Power Station.
Every year the entire UK snowboard industry descends upon Austria’s Kaunertal glacier for The Snowboard Test. Itss always a key event in the industry calendar, and 2010 was no exception with over 230 people heading to the tiny Tirolean village of Feichten for the sole purpose of testing all 2011 boards, boots and bindings.
Burton is hosting an event for Fashion’s Night Out – a huge celebration of fashion taking place all over NYC. Stop by for music, food, and drinks!
What: Fashion’s Night Out at Burton Snowboards
Where: 106 Spring Street (at Mercer)
When: Friday, September 10th, 7-11PM
TSA just sent us this reminder that the TSA Indoor Winter Games are fast approaching.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:48:]]It’s less than two weeks until the TSA Indoor Winter Games kicks off and there are still few places left if you want to enter a team. We have cold hard cash, £150 winning bar tab, snowboard hardware, outerwear and of course medals and trophies galore to be won. Have you got what it takes to beat these so called pro teams at snowboard Slalom, High Jump, Long Jump and Hurdles?
Top prizes are up for grabs at every event, plus championship trophies and prizes will be won by the overall winning team and best unsponsored winning team (the best unsponsored team prize pot is growing by the day).
Many of the world’s top riders were in attendance at the first major competition of the season, the Burton New Zealand Open. The 5 Star TTR contest was held at Cadrona in Wanaka, New Zealand.
Organizers had to change the format of the slopestyle competition due to low visibility caused by the weather, but American Jamie Anderson still managed to capture her third straight NZ Open Slopestyle title and $6000 in prize money.
Jamie was excited about her win, “I can’t believe it, I love the Burton Opens and winning this event three times in a row is amazing, so I’m ecstatic and so stoked to start of the year with a good result.”
Every year, the Canterbury University Boardriders’ Association bring in a truckload of snow and set up a few jibs. This, along with cheap drinks, crowds, and a bangin’ DJ is the perfect recipe for a fun night. Registration and entry is free.
Every year, the Canterbury University Boardriders’ Association bring in a truckload of snow and set up a few jibs. This, along with cheap drinks, crowds, and a bangin’ DJ is the perfect recipe for a fun night.
Registration and entry is free. Doors open from 7pm with a jam format first then the competition starts!
Bonfire has announced the 13th Annual Bonfire Pipe to Pipe competition will take place on July 10th at Windells Snowboard Camp on Mt Hood. Registration is free and starts at 9am. There will be cash for Pros and prizes for Ams. The Bonfire and Salomon pro teams, including Bode Merrill, Jed Anderson, Desiree Melancon, will be participating.
Bonfire has announced the 13th Annual Bonfire Pipe to Pipe competition will take place on July 10th at Windells Snowboard Camp on Mt Hood. Registration is free and starts at 9am. There will be cash for Pros and prizes for Ams.
Could we be seeing Slopestyle in the Olympics? Well, the FIS (International Ski Federation) who govern skiing and snowboarding in the Olympics are meeting at the end of this month at the FIS congress in Turkey and one topic on the agenda will be the inclusion of slopestyle as a recognised event.
So far the the U.S., Canadian, and New Zealand snowsports organizations all have propositions for slopestyle to be recognized as an official FIS Snowboard World Championship event.
If it is recognized, according to U.S. Snowboarding Program Director Jeremy Forester,“ it could then potentially be forwarded by the FIS to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) for evaluation as a new Olympic event.”
With the soccer (ahem..football) World Cup about to get underway in South Africa, TTR has announced a similar event for snowboarders. The World Snowboarding Championships will take place every four years and will have halfpipe and slopestyle competitions for men and women. The first event will take place in the 2011-2012 season and be hosted by Oslo, Norway. The official press release from TTR is below.