Brooke Voigt Wins YLG Rider’s Cup

http://push.ca/blogs/snownews/archive/2010/04/24/ylg-rider-s-cup-finals-sunshine-village-alberta.aspx

Congrats Brooke on another win!

Shred Down Austrian Masters 2010 Slopestyle Video

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Cover Girl Snow Angel’s Invitational with Grechen Bleiler this Weekend

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., March 15, 2010 –

Confirmed riders for this season’s event include: Gretchen Bleiler, Kelly Clark, Elena Hight, Sarah Conrad, Ellery Hollingsworth, Mercedes Nicoll, Linn Haug, Maddy Schaffrick, Haruna Matsumoto, Soko Yamaoka, Sophie Rodriguez and Ursina Holler. A complete list of riders will be announced in the coming weeks.

The event will feature a Superpipe contest on Saturday, April 3 in Snowmass, photo and filming opportunities for the media as well as lifestyle activities for the riders such as a spa day, yoga classes and a girl’s night out on the town. With invites based on a combination of Olympic and X Games qualifications, this year’s event will include a more international field and the event will be the first time since the Olympics for all of these women to be together in a relaxed atmosphere. Snowmass now features a world-renowned 22 foot Superpipe that was built by the award winning Aspen/Snowmass terrain park crew along with experts from Snow Park Technologies.

“I’m really looking forward to the third annual CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, especially after the craziness of the Olympics,” said two-time Olympian and 2010 Winter X Games gold medalist Gretchen Bleiler, “this will be a great opportunity to focus on progressive riding and quality time with all of the girls.”

For the first time Viceroy Snowmass will host the athletes along with a mix of activities throughout the weekend. Viceroy Snowmass Resort and Residence, bringing the brand’s signature fusion of glamorous style, provocative design and innovative culinary experiences to the event will add to the truly special experience of CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational.

The CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational is the bookend event for a season of over 30 Aspen/Snowmass sponsored events. This is the only women’s specific snowboard competition and lifestyle weekend of the sort in the industry, bringing together the media, fans, sponsors and the athletes alike to Aspen/Snowmass.

Its spring time in Aspen/Snowmass which means long sunny days, superb conditions, plenty of free events and concerts and plenty of deals. Seven day advance pricing is now available for guests booking two or more days of lift tickets. Guests can save big by booking lift tickets, lessons and equipment rentals seven days in advance of their vacation. For more information please visit: www.aspensnowmass.com/deals .

Aspen/Snowmass would like to thank this year’s confirmed event sponsors including CoverGirl, Secret, K2, Oakley, Mission, Coca-Cola, espnW, Town of Snowmass Village, Giro, Nike and Viceroy.

For more information on the CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational or anything regarding Aspen/Snowmass please visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call 1-800-525-6200.

Retro Fools Day 2010 – Stevens Pass

Stevens Pass is hosting a Downhill Slalom Race Retro style!

Time to bust out those old straight skis, directional snowboards, one-piece snowsuits and radical attitude for the 1st annual Retro Fools Day! April 2nd, 2010 is going to be the most totally tubular day and will include a downhill slalom race! The older and more rad the gear the more time deductions you get off your runs! There will be awards for best times, best outfit and most radical! There will be more awards for other cateagories that we haven’t even thought of yet! Here’s an example of the time scoring (these aren’t set yet but you get the idea):

Time deductions:
Retro jacket: -1 sec
Retro pants: -1sec
One piece: -3sec
Pre 1995 board: -1sec
Pre 1995 skis: -1sec
Old boots: -3 sec
Monoski: -7sec
Post 1995 board: +4sec
Post 1995 ski: +4sec

Hit the thrift stores, ebay and craigslist and get your gear in order for RETRO FOOLS DAY 2010! Brought to you by Stevens Pass and Retro Snow.com and SOS (Snowboard Outreach Society)

$5 voluntary donation – All proceeds go to SOS

RADICAL!

Last Call at Loon Mountain 10th Anniversary

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It’s really hard to believe ten years has past since we at Eastern Boarder were dreaming up a spring snowboard event that we could all blow off some steam at. “Last Call” as it was dubbed, was simply a good reason to gather up shop employees, friends, and our local reps to have a few good laughs with on the trails together. We always thought the backyard type of gathering was the most fun to try and recreate on the slopes. Building oddball jumps and making things that tend to be on the sketchy side was always a good way to get people laughing, claiming and one upping each other. This “anti contest” contest of sorts was just the thing we all needed to let loose. In 2001 we had a little cash, some swag, some tall boys, and random things to toss out to the outstanding riders that survived the day, and overall Last Call looked like a success and worth trying again.
Loon in NH became home for Last Call a few years back and has since been an amazing host mountain for just such an event. The LMP park staff headed by Brian Norton puts in a ton of hours sculpting and tweaking their already impressive park to help make Last Call unique every time we go there. It still has a somewhat backyard feel and guarantees a lot of fun and claiming. The secret features we have sketched up this time around should have riders going all out. If they can’t ride it all they sure won’t be on top at the end of the day. Our 10th Anniversary event will again take place at Loon March 24th 2010. I can’t thank our extended EB family, friends, sponsors and spectators enough for helping to keep Last Call such an underground success over the years. Snowboarding needs this sort of thing. Without you all involved it just wouldn’t be able to happen. Thank you to this years sponsors K2 Snowboards, Oakley, 32, Redbull, NXTZ, Scion, Skullcandy and Dakine. Immediately following awards we’ll be in the Bunyan room below the gondola. Plan on getting a room that evening and follow us downtown for a little more letting loose too.

Hope to see you all there.

Nikita Chickita USA 2010

The 6th annual Nikita Chickita USA 2010 all-girls snowboard contest is nearly here! Taking place this Saturday, February 20th at Brighton resort’s Majestic Park in Utah.

Ladies this is open to both amateur and pro riders, all ages and abilities. Up for grabs is a chance to win a one-year Nikita sponsorship for the winner of the Am contest plus tons of prizes from K2, Seychelles and BC, Pom Pom Wax, and Nikita steetwear and outerwear. Pros will be competing for cash prizes. At the Nikita Chickita contest you’ll be sure to have a relaxed super time and it’s all about girls who ride!

Sign ups have already started through the Shred Betties website at this link www.shredbetties.com/site/2010nikitachikita. You can also register onsite from 8:00am to 9:00am on February 20th at the Brighton center, next to the ticket office.  Nikita will be offering free breakfast as well as lift tickets to all participants!

Nikita Chickita USA – for further information please visit the Nikita Website here!

URSINA WINS O’Neill Evolution Contest in Davos

Yeah Ursina! Congratulations to your first TTR 6 Star Victory!
fs5, bs5, fs air, bs air and a fs7 for high score!
so stoked!
next stop – Olympics?!
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Foto Bernhard Ritzer/ O’Neil

results
1. ursina haller, sui, 84.5
2. cilka sadar, slo, 83.83
3. manuela pesko, sui, 83
4. kjersti buaas, nor, 81.17
5. caroline beliard, fra, 73
6. sarka pancochova, cze, 66.33
7. nadja purtschert, sui, 45.67

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