84 cm (33 in) of snow since Sunday, upcoming events...

Whistler Blackcomb has received 84 cm (33 in) of snow since Sunday and skiers and riders have had a whole week of face shots.

Sadly, we’ll be saying goodbye to February this weekend, but the next few months are going to be action-packed. We thought we’d let you know about a few of the things this weekend:

  • Sat. Feb. 28 – Showcase Showdown is back with the Backyard Slopestyle. Inspired by the mini-parks in locals’ backyards all over Whistler, the Showdown will blow the scene up with a snowboard slopestyle at the base of Whistler Mountain. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=68115927666
  • Sun. Feb. 29 – Burton Girls Shred Day - meet at 9am at the Burton Women’s Store for free hot chocolate and grab a brand new 2010 Burton demo board before hitting the mountain. Free wine & cheese back at the store for après and tons of Burton giveaways!
  • Sat. Feb. 28 & Sun. Feb. 29 – Burton Demo Days - ladies & gentlemen, come test out the brand new 2010 boards! Demo location on Sat. will be at the base of Whistler next to the GLC in the Village, Sun. will be in store at the Burton Women\'s Store Whistler Village.
On now until March 13 - Save 40% OFF select Ski and Snowboard Lessons during Discover Whistler Days. Improve your skills, grow your confidence and ski or ride terrain you always wanted to with Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard School\'s world class Pros. For more info visit whistlerblackcomb.com, call 1.800.766.0449 or drop into any of our Ski and Snowboard School Sales locations. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=65539824055

Coming up to Whistler soon? Check out some of these great deals on lodging, lift tickets & rentals...

Whistler Ski Escape Packages on now till April 14, 2009. Third night free, and two day lift tickets from $113 per person, per night.

$99 lift ticket & rental!! Visit participating Lower Mainland 7-Eleven locations to purchase a 1 day adult lift ticket for $78 OR $99 for a 1 day lift ticket & rental voucher.

Have a great weekend! Hope to see you on the mountain.
Let the snow fly!!


Contest Freestyle 21 et 22 février 2009 @ Auron

Il s'agit de présenter au public, amateur de glisse et de sensations fortes, les jeunes Freestyler connus ou non dans leurs stations régionales et à l'extérieur. Durant la compétition sur le snowpark, les participants présenteront des figures étonnantes à proximité des skieurs et snowboarders, ce qui attirera le public et l'impressionnera. Faire connaître l'accessibilité à ces activités sportives, et susciter le désir de les pratiquer en ces lieux, dans un environnement enchanteur, tel est le but de cet évènement : Compétition ludique et rafraîchissante au cœur des pistes de la station d'Auron. L'événement a été choisi comme clôture de la semaine « En glisse vers 2018 », et la station d'Auron mettra a notre disposition des scooters afin d'acheminer les riders en haut du park !!! Et d'autres choses encore !
Le déroulement de l'événement :

L'événement se déroulera sur 2 jours, le samedi journée « meeting », les participants découvriront le park, ses modules, et pourront s'entrainer sans pression pour tester l'ensemble du park...et le dimanche les choses sérieuses ;
Le samedi :

* - Ouverture du Snowpark à 10h
* - Session libre de 10h à 12h
* - Pause repas de 12h à 13h
* - Seconde session libre de 13h à 16h30

Le dimanche :

* - Ouverture du Snowpark à 9h30
* - Qualifications de 10h à 12h
* - Pause repas de 12h à 13h
* - Demi-finales par catégorie de 13h à 14h - Finales et petites finales de 14h à 15h
* - Session libre réservé aux Pro de 15h à 16h avec élection du meilleur tricks.
* - Remise des prix, à partir de 17h, sur la place centrale d'Auron, avec la présence de différentes personnalités, ainsi que les médias présents le dimanche...

Le dimanche soir:

* - Soirée NSS, à la discothéque « La Piscine », sous le Cinéma d'Auron
* - Entrée 5 € !!

Ouverture de la soirée à 21h30 , jusqu'à minuit et demi, Soirée réservé aux riders, participants du Contest NSS, Staff, dirigeant(s), représentant(s), dans une ambiance HIP HOP, « look rider » obligatoire !!
*RENSEIGNEMENT : 06 68 37 28 15, Président de l'association NSS, Mr COPPOLA.

© Nss-asso.com 2009


Oakley Arctic Challenge Update

The riders have arrived and the two first day of practice went down in Linderudkollen today and yesterday.

Now we`re getting ready for Classic Highest Air. We have a line-up consisting of legends and hungry rookies ready to rock Linderudkollen with high airs tomorrow.

Remember that those of you who dress up as a troll comes in for free tomorrow, Thursday.

Oakley Arctic Challenge

Established in 1999, The Oakley Arctic Challenge was created as an independent alternative to more established snowboarding events.
The Oakley Arctic Challenge is owned by the legendary snowboarder Terje Haakonsen. Having developed and invested in The Oakley Arctic Challenge, Terje fullfils the childhood dream of all snowboarders and paves the way for the upcoming talents and progression of the sport.
The event protects some key values; independence, creativity, progression, borderless, playfulness, social and environmental responsibilities.

The first full on competition was held in 2000 in the North of Norway, since then it has gathered the best snowboarders on the planet to come together for this very special event. It has also seen global TV and media coverage explode (TV distribution to more approx 200 countries), there are over 100 journalists and photographers on site every year and the event gets more than 300 news stories in Norway alone annually . TV-channels as BBC, Nippon TV, MTV, Eurosport, CNN and Fox Sports have visited and/or covered the event.

The Arctic Challenge was ranked as the best snowboard event in the world in Onboard Magazine's reader poll 2004 and got highest score in the TTR World Tour rider survey in 2008 together with German event Air&Style.

Oakley has backed the event since 1999, and have stepped up their commitment by becoming the title sponsor from 2007. In 2008 they entered a 3 year agreement with TAC; backing their plans to expand with more competition formats.
The 2009 event will take place in Linderudkollen, Oslo. Be there!



The concept will be this one: test, contest, party, board to win, etc..
The main goal is that the riders in the resort could ride with our team and could test our products in the same time.

Dates of Imperivm Militia Tour:

14/15: tests, contest et soirée à FORMIGALE (Espagne)
16/17: tests, contest et soirée à FONT ROMEU
18/19: tests, contest LUZ ARDIDEN
21/22: test, contest et soirée à ST LARY SOULAN (Magasin "Vikteam" Bordeaux)
24: test, contest et soirée Moonpark Carnaval à MERIBEL (magasin « oxygène »)
26: test, contest et soirée à COURCHEVEL (magasin « prend ta luge »)
27/28: test, contest et soirée à RISOUL (magasin « Catinats sport »)

1/2: test, contest et soirée à la FOUX D'ALLOS (magasin « Bling bling »)
4/5: test, contest et soirée à ISOLA 2000
9/10/11: Sport achat à LYON
18: soirée aux ARCS avec le team .



L'équipe du Valpark invite 40 riders pour shooter sur le Valpark.
Un hélico survole le park pendant 1H30 afin de faire des images exceptionnelles sur des modules toujours plus fat.


LUNDI 2 MARS 09: Pro Slopestyle sur le DC Val Park

MERCREDI 4 et JEUDI 5 MARS 09: Photoshoot. Photographes et boîtes de productions seront présents sur le DC Val Park, pour shooter les meilleurs riders du moment: Team DC Europe, Team Electric Europe, Team CoreUPT etc…Les 5 meilleures filles du contest seront donc invitées à se joindre à eux.

Les 2 premières filles, invitées à la section “hélico”, rideront une partie du park très fat et seront shootées par hélico pour des images exceptionnelles, photos et vidéos. Les 3 autres filles invitées au shoot pourront profiter du reste du park et de la présence de nombreux photographes…


The Canyons, SLUG MAG, and Celtek Present: BEAT THE PRO!
Utah rippers get the chance to see how they stack up against the big dogs!

Trick for trick, ams from around the region will attempt to measure up to top pros and compete for their gear. Sweet satisfaction will be served as local amateurs attempt to stomp out Celtek's pro riders.

Steve Duke, Terrain Park Manager at The Canyons and co-owner of KAB rail-building company, will build a course for all the local amateurs to prove their worth against the pros.

Skier's divisions will compete against Stefan Thomas, Team Athlete of The Canyons Resort.

Women’s Open Snowboarding will compete against Celtek team rider Iris Lazzareschi.

Men’s snowboarding divisions against a Celtek team rider TBA.

All levels of competition are welcome. Divisions include men’s and women’s brackets, which will be subdivided into 17-and-under, and an open skiing and snowboarding categories.

Visit thesluggames.com/registration to register online. Registration fee is $25 plus cost of lift ticket. Day of event registration will be held from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. at Smokie’s. Warm-ups will be held from 9 a.m. -10 a.m. The competition itself will take place from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. (helmets required).

First place winners will walk away with cash and snowboards. Second and third place winners will receive softgoods, goggles and outerwear.

Other Sponsors include:

Blindside Company
Lenitech Snow and Skate
Autumn Garage
Fun Hat
The Sunnyside Company
The Truth
ABZ Enterprises
Straight Line Sports

Demonium Freestyle Camps in Dorukkaya Ski & Mountain Resort

From March 3rd till March 15th 2009 : Freestyle Snowboard Camps for all Level from beginner to expert.

Improve your Ride & Learn how to do tricks on Kickers and Rails at the Dorukkaya Snowpark with the Demonium Pro Team.

Basics : Ollie, Grabs, 180 on Kickers, 50/50 Boardslide on Rails, Butters on Slope, ...

Medium : 360, 540 on Kickers, Nose Press, Front Board on Rails, ...

Expert : Backflip, 720, 900 on Kickers, 270 in / 270 out on Rails, ....

Price : 25 YTL per hour per person.

Coaching : from 1 hour to 4 hours a day.

+ info

A.T.R Session @ Val Thorens

Après l’engouement du «Si j’avais su j’serai viendu» l’année dernière, l’Agence To Ride remet le couvert cette saison cette saison.

«L’A.T.R Session» aura donc lieu les 2 et 3 Mai 2009 sur le snowpark de Val Thorens.

Au programme Slopestyle amateur ski et snowboard le Samedi, concerts le soir et une grosse free session le Dimanche pour clôturer la saison .
Un prize money pour le best tricks et la meilleure photo, tarifs spéciaux pour les packs week end tout inclus (hébergement + forfait).
Pour plus d’info : www.myspace.com/agencetoride Agencetoride@hotmail.fr www.snowparkvalthorens.com


Whistler Blackcomb’s Showcase Showdown is back Saturday, February 28 with a new format; the Backyard Slopestyle.

Inspired by the mini-parks in locals’ backyards all over Whistler, the Showdown will blow the scene up with a snowboard slopestyle at the base of Whistler Mountain.
Despite the larger venue and cash prizes on the line, the chill vibe of the backyard throwdown will remain. “This year we wanted to create a super fun snowboard event that was local and grassroots,” says Graham Turner, Showcase Snowboards Buyer. “People can catch all the action from the GLC patio or Skier’s Plaza.”

The top three men and women will feature in Sandbox’s next snowboard film “Shine On,” and $5000 cash and prizes from event sponsors including Nixon headphones are up for grabs.

The Women’s competition will take place from 9am to 11am.

The Men’s competition will start at 11am with Finals starting around 4pm.

Athlete Registration Information Athletes can register in person at any Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations desk. Registration is $50+GST per rider and is open to 60 men and 20 women.

Competitor’s check in will take place on Friday, February 27 at the Village Showcase Snowboards from 5-7pm.
******Helmets and bibs are mandatory for all runs including practice.
For registration and more event information call 1-800-766-0449 or visit www.showcaseshowdown.ca


Burton Canadian Open


Watch the Burton Canadian Open this weekend on GO211, where the world's best snowboarders are competing in both Halfpipe and Slopestyle competitions. Fans can enjoy the great interactive technology GO211 has to offer, including live scoring, standings, rankings, rider bios, and the GO211 chatroom.
Plus, GO211 and Burton are giving fans a chance to win 4 BGOS prize packs that will be given out during each of the BGOS webcasts. Everyone who watches and enters to win will also be automatically entered to win a grand prize of $500 worth of Burton products to be awarded after the US Open. Tune in to the CANO webcast for more details on how to enter!

Saturday, February 7
  • Halfpipe Semi-finals: Women 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (PT)
  • Halfpipe Semi-finals: Men 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (ET) / 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (PT)
  • Halfpipe Finals 4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (ET) / 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m (PT)
  • Halfpipe Awards 6:20 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)
Sunday, February 8
  • Slopestyle Semi-finals 12:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (ET) / 9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (PT)
  • Slopestyle Finals 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)
  • Slopestyle Awards 6:35 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (ET) / 3:35 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (PT)
Visit Today: http://www.go211.com/burton/cano for more information!


Champs Open 09 @ Crans Montana

Facing wind, all riders gave their best to get their place to semi-finals.
Cause of this bad weather, slopestyle course was closed and qualifications had to happen in the half-pipe. But the riders really loved it!

Unfortunatly, Freeskiers couldn’t finish their qualifications so the whole CHAMPS Open Freeski competition will take place on Sunday.

See you tomorrow with qualified and invited riders for the Snowboard TTR semi-finals and finals!
Big Show!

Don't forget to get ready for start of festivities at the Place To Be!
Just in front the Casino in Montana, a mini quaterpipe session open to all will start everyday at 15.30.

Enjoy drinks, music and animations with riders!
Be there!

Friday 6th > BONK Party by 7th Sky @ Amadeus, Montana
Saturday 7th > G Party by GUSTAV Mag @Amadeus, Montana

Photos, Program & Info on www.champsopen.ch


Concours Video SBQ 2009 : jusqu'au 22 FÉVRIER !!!

Le concours Vidéo SBQ 2009 prolonge sa date de trois semaines.
Ceci vous donne jusqu'au 22 FÉVRIER 2009 pour envoyer votre ou vos vidéos. Trois weekends de plus, des snowparcs parfaits et du beau temps... ;-)

Vous trouverez tous les détails relié à ce concours, ouvert à tous (jeunes, vieux, amateurs, pros, médias...), sur ce lien :

Nous attendons votre participation.

  • 1 prix va pour le rider.
  • 1 prix va pour le filmeur.
Les juges sont 50% des gars de l'industrie et 50% le public de snowboardquebec.com Passez le mot à vos amis qui font du snow ou qui film et bonne chance !

Week end a Soul Park City 7-8 Febbraio e ROXY -50%!

Vi confermiamo che il week end del Gaver è stato rimandato a Sabto 7 e Domenica 8 Febbraio!

Ricordiamo l'offerta per chi non era a conoscenza dell'evento e volesse iscriversi:

Viaggio A/R Busnago Gaver
Skipass dalla durata di 2gg
Cena, Pernottamento e prima Colazione
il tutto ad € 115,00!!

per ulteriori informazioni chiamto il numero 0399711156
Per info su Soul Park City: http://www.gaverland.it

Occasioni da prendere al volo per tutte le Riders!

In negozio abbigliamento tecnico ROXY scontato del 50%!!

El SNOWFILMFESTIVAL ya esta aqui!!!

Se acerca la fecha (Sábado 07 Febrero, Valencia) y ya esta todo preparado para el primer festival de cine de snowboard en España: SNOWFILMFESTIVAL.

Proyeccion de films de esta temporada
en pantalla grande (4x3) , entre ellos:
  • Aesthetica (Standard Films)
  • Knock out (Alterna Action Films)
  • Overseas (Pirates Productions)
  • No es fácil (CorteFilms)
  • Pony Tale (Actions Horse Films)
  • Estrés (BQP)
  • No correct way (Rome SDS)
  • Forum or Against´em (Forum Snowboard)
  • It´s always snowing some where (Burton Snowboard)
Además: Jibbing Contest AM con participación a nivel nacional y exhibición PRO con la música en directo de DJ Lezpaziale (Laflem Records) y Rockstar Energy Drink que repartirá bebidas entre todos los asistentes,.

Sin olvidar la presentacion de los ganadores del primer concurso de cortos ARAMON VIDEO CONTEST que se llevaran unos forfaits de temporada de las 5 estaciones Aramon para poder ripar toda la temporada 09/10.

Para acabar la noche….SNOWNIGHTFESTIVAL, con Dj Rosvil Dealer y Dj Plan-B, muchos regalos para todos, sorteos de material y camps de snowboard por gentileza de SMK-CAMPS y Ungravityboard…

Un gran día de snowboard, y todo esto por solo 6€.


Powder, kickers and spectacular riding; the first day of competition on the Big Mountain Pro concludes in style

February 04, 2009

The first day of competition on the Swatch O’Neill Big Mountain Pro saw the six skiers steal the spotlight from the snowboarders

Boarding the bus in St Anton am Arlberg at 7am under clear blue skies, the 12 riders were treated to two faces in one day on which to hike and ride untouched powder. “We started the day on Wirth – a small face in the St Anton region,” event director Nicolas Hale Woods said. “It was a good warm-up for all of the riders.”

However it was last year’s winner, Jeremy Jones who wowed all watching with his original and adventurous line down the face, setting the standard for all to follow. “There were up to four features for the riders on the 150m vertical face, so it was great start,”

Nicolas Hale Woods said. The second face, Ameisen Spitze, is where the skiers stole the show. A bigger face with challenging natural features, was enhanced with two kickers built by the world class team of David Reinthaler and Nick Francke. “I’ve been shaping in parks and on events for the past few years so getting back into the mountains and shaping in the backcountry again has been great,” said Nick Francke. “Our aim was to build two nice kickers at the end of the run.

The skiers charged it pretty hard. I think the snowboarders didn’t expect it to be so much like a freestyle kicker, but they all seemed to like it,” said David Reinthaler. Among them was Eric Themel, who despite “flipping over the nose of my board twice because I brought the wrong board for the snow conditions,” was still enthusiastic about the two “perfectly shaped kickers,” as well as the two shapers standing by cheering on the riders; “It’s not often you get that kind of support freeriding on a mountain,” he said.

On that second face, snowboarder, Xavier de le Rue stood out for his fast and fluid line… and the two 360s he pulled out over the two kickers. And amongst the skiers it was Thomas Diet who stole the show. “Today really suited me,” Thomas said. “It was a mix of freeride and freestyle with the two big kickers at the end. I took two cliff drops and then took the two kickers.” Thomas didn’t just take the two kickers, he impressed the crowds watching from the other side of the mountain with a back flip over the first and a double back flip over the second… before and after his two cliff drops. “I’m essentially a freerider,” he said. “But I’ve always loved jumping off things since I was young, so this was perfect.” This is Thomas Diet’s third Big Mountain Pro, and the experience he has gained between each one showed today. “I’m only 24 years old,” he said. “When you look at the good freeriders they have so much experience and really understand the mountain.” “When you see people like Jeremy Jones and Xavier de le Rue they can read details on the mountain from almost a few kilometers away. I really try to learn from these guys and ask them a lot of questions.”

The Swatch O’Neill Big Mountain Pro will stay in the St Anton am Arlberg region tomorrow as it looks towards the face of Brandjoch, just outside of Innsbruck for another challenging and no doubt spectacular day of competition. “I know the face tomorrow,” says local Eric Themel. “It’s a special one to ride because you can see Innsbruck the entire time you are riding down. It’s hard to find another place in the world you can go freeriding while you look over a major city.”

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