Posts Tagged: colorado

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

Burton Moving US Open to Vail Colorado for 2013

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Burton announced today that after 30 years in Vermont, they are relocating the US Open to Vail, Colorado for 2013. The US Open has been at Stratton Mountain for the past 27 years. Planning is under way, as they look to get US Forest Service  approvals to move the halfpipe to Golden Peak. The US

Kimmy Fasani Lands a Double Back Flip

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Kimmy Fasani became the first woman to land a double backflip while filming in Silverton Colorado last week.

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“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Kimmy. “I made an ambitious list of goals for this year and doing the double backflip was at the top of that list. This just further proves that I can do whatever I put my mind to doing. Being surrounded by positive and motivated people is what allows the progression of any sport to happen, and I’m really excited to be doing that for snowboarding. I can only hope the rest of my season comes together like last past week did.”

Women’s Pipe Final Set at Breck Winter Dew Tour

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Some of the world's top women competed today in the Nike 6.0 Winter Dew Tour Halfpipe Prelims. They were looking to score one of six coveted spots in tomorrow's finals at Breckenridge, Colorado.

Kaitlyn Farrington, hot off her win a the Copper Grand Prix last weekend, will be joined by Olympians Sophie Rodriguez, Soko Yamaoka, Queralt Castellet, Elena Hight and Kelly Clark.

The start list and prelim results are below. The women's final begins at 9am on Saturday.

Backyard Bang Rail Jam Returns to Denver

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PRESS RELEASE

Kick off the winter season with the 2nd annual Denver Backyard Bang Rail Jam. A grassroots snowboarding competition, the Salomon Backyard Bang will be held Saturday, November 20, 2010, from 11 am to 4 pm, at The Art Institute of Colorado at 1200 Lincoln Street in downtown Denver.

The view from…Breckenridge

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Hello from Breckenridge, Colorado where I’ve been attending a two-day women’s Pipe and Park camp run by the resort’s Ski and Ride School.

More than 20 girls took part in the camp which hit the jumps, rails, boxes and pipe in the resort’s two fantastic beginner terrain parks.

Accident leaves pant-less Vail skier hanging around

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A set of pictures featuring a skier danging from a chairlift in Colorado has been appearing in newspapers around the world today.

They appeared on The Smoking Gun website yesterday and have spread like wildfire.

The accident is reported to have happened on New Year’s day when the skier and a child boarded the Blue Sky Basin chair. The man somehow slipped and only a single ski boot and binding prevented him from falling from the lift. He dangled for 15 minutes before being rescued by staff.

No reports yet on who the skier was and what he had to say about his mishap.

Click here to find out more at The Smoking Gun.

Shayboarder’s lowdown on 12 months on snow

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Going snowboarding all year round is easy enough when you live in Europe near a dry slope or indoor snow dome. But it’s also doable on the real stuff – and Colorado-based blogger Shayboarder has just completed a year of hitting the white stuff every month. She gave powderroom.net her take on the last 12 months:

“To snowboard 12 months a year is the endless winter where you never put on the storage wax, where your bindings remained mounted to your board and where you are waiting for the next day to find more snow to ride.