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Snowboard Slopestyle Accepted into FIS World Champs!

Snowboard Slopestyle Accepted into FIS World Champs!

June 5, 2010
ANTALYA, Turkey (June 4) – A U.S. and French proposal to submit ski halfpipe to the International Olympic Committee for consideration as early as 2014 was approved without dissent as the International Ski Federation concluded its biennial FIS Congress Friday in Antalya, Turkey. The Congress also unanimously passed proposals from…
2010 Snowboard Event Calendar

2010 Snowboard Event Calendar

June 4, 2010
This is Australia and New Zealand’s complete snowboard event calendar. A text version and a downloadable version are both here. Click Here to Download a PDF of the Calendar Seb Toutant at last year’s Stylewars, Falls Creek Australia. Photo Matt Hull Key:AUSTRALIA in blue NEW ZEALAND in black TTR Sanctioned…
Torah Bright Joins the Team at Perisher

Torah Bright Joins the Team at Perisher

June 4, 2010
Torah at the Olympic medal ceremony in Vancouver in February flanked by bronze medalist Kelly Clarke (left) and Silver Medalist Hannah Teter (right). Image – Dan Himbrechts Press Release Perisher is very happy to announce that Winter Olympic Gold Medallist and all-round nice person, Torah Bright has signed on to…
Snow Park NZ Offer a Sweet Deal to Disappointed Fly Direct Customers

Snow Park NZ Offer a Sweet Deal to Disappointed Fly Direct Customers

June 4, 2010
Press Release Snow Park NZ today announced its plan to offer Fly Direct customers who were recently affected by the cancellation of their flights to Wanaka a complimentary three day lift pass to Snow Park NZ this season. The company Fly Direct which was to provide direct flights into Wanaka…
Coronet Peak Opening June 5 2010

Coronet Peak Opening June 5 2010

June 3, 2010
Image – Coronet Peak Press Release Queenstown’s Coronet Peak opens this Saturday (5th June) for the 2010 season. Natural snowfall and snowmaking at Coronet Peak has produced enough snow to allow the ski area to open but Ski Area Manager Hamish McCrostie says skiing and riding will be limited on…
2010 Snowboardcross Talent ID Camp

2010 Snowboardcross Talent ID Camp

June 2, 2010
  Ski and Snowboard Australia have announced that the 2010 SSA SBX Talent Identification Camp has been confirmed as follows: What: 2010 SSA SBX Talent ID Camp When: 26th-29th July, 2010 Where: Mt Hotham Who: All keen SBX riders (must be registered with SSA) How Much: $250 (Includes coaching, video…
2010 Australian Snowboard World Junior Champs Team

2010 Australian Snowboard World Junior Champs Team

June 2, 2010
The following “athletes” who have been selected to the SSA Snowboard World Junior Championship Team to compete in New Zealand from August 20-31.Patrick Davis-Meehan – Halfpipe Scott James – Halfpipe/Slopestyle Jason Maxfield – Halfpipe Lauren Staveley – Halfpipe/Slopestyle Jarryd Williams – Halfpipe Belle Brockhoff – PGS Kieren Alkemade – SBX…
Snow Making Commences at Snow Park NZ

Snow Making Commences at Snow Park NZ

June 2, 2010
Sam Lee, Snow Park Operations Manager Wanaka, New Zealand (June 2, 2010) – Snow Park NZ officially started winter operations with the commencement of pre-season snowmaking last night. Coupled with a blanket of natural snow and sub-zero temperatures, the snow guns ignited at 8pm last night. “This is the earliest…
Thredbo Park News – New Rail photos

Thredbo Park News – New Rail photos

May 31, 2010
  From Charles Beckinsale – Snowboard park manager Thredbo, Australia. I have some news regarding the terrain parks at Thredbo; we have a new airbag, which is common knowledge by now, but the latest on that is the earthworks for the airbag to sit on have been completed along with…
The World Heli Challenge Returns for 2010

The World Heli Challenge Returns for 2010

May 28, 2010
  Images – Harro The World Heli Challenge ski and snowboard festival will be held in the Mount Aspiring National Park region near Wanaka and Hawea in New Zealand’s South Island, from July 30th to August 8th, 2010. The success of last year’s ‘resurrection’ certainly caught the attention of international…
TTR Announces Snowboard World Championships

TTR Announces Snowboard World Championships

May 28, 2010
TTR Pro Snowboarding today announces the creation of the World Snowboarding Championships. A new world-class snowboarding event, the World Snowboarding Championships will be held every four years and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle disciplines. The first event is planned for the 2011/2012 season and will create an…
Videos – Breathe Eco Summit

Videos – Breathe Eco Summit

May 24, 2010
VIDEO UPDATED – LAST SKATE-BOWL SESSION – ‘Breathe’, an eco festival that brings people together to discuss consumption and environmental issues that are affecting the world. The founder, Drew Stevenson, in a partnership with Nico Mueller and Chris Backman, is setting about saving the world, one eco system at a…
2010 Burton New Zealand Snowboard Open

2010 Burton New Zealand Snowboard Open

May 22, 2010
Australia’s Nate Johnstone was launching huge switch frontside 1080 melons first hit in the pipe during the 2009 event. The Burton New Zealand Snowboard Open (NZO) is pleased to announce that the 2010 event will again be hosted at Cardrona Alpine Resort in the Cardrona Valley of Wanaka NZ from…
Dragon Goggle Giveaway

Dragon Goggle Giveaway

May 17, 2010
Win a pair of the Leanne Pelosi Signature model goggles from our friends at Dragon Alliance.All you have to do is watch the video below about Dragon’s new “Super Anti-Fog” with Gig Ruff and answer this question as a comment on our Facebook page where we announce the comp. How…
Austria’s Aesthetiker Jam – Waengl Taengl 2010

Austria’s Aesthetiker Jam – Waengl Taengl 2010

May 15, 2010
  Austrian Werni Stock with a huge switch backside 540 nose over the gap. Photo: Simon Lemmerer Mayrhofen, Austria 10 -13 March 2010 During the ‘Gang Jam’ snowboard contest in the modified Vans Penken Park the teams were delivering a show like Tirol has never seen before! The ‘young guns’…
Redemption Spelt P-U-L-L-I-N

Redemption Spelt P-U-L-L-I-N

May 14, 2010
Aussie Alex Pullin claimed victory for Australia for the second time in the snowboard cross World Cup history. While racing to his first ever triumph, Alex Pullin successfully competed against Austria’s Marion Fuchs and Mateusz Ligocki (POL) on the tough course in Valmalenco which was peppered with many big jumps…
NZSBU Launches New Website

NZSBU Launches New Website

May 14, 2010
  Wanaka, New Zealand (13 May 2010) – The New Zealand Snowboard Union (NZSBU) is excited to announce the launch of their new website. By logging on to www.nzsbu.com you can sign up for free membership in 2010, check out the FAQs’ for anything relating to snowboarding in NZ, download…
The Rachel Sheidow Interview

The Rachel Sheidow Interview

May 11, 2010
Ratty during the North Face Masters event at Kirkwood, Tahoe (left) & Snowbird, Utah (right). Photos: Gus Booth Words: Paul ColbyPhotos: Gus Booth and Tony Harrington Australian snowboarder Rachel “Ratty” Sheidow is proving that the mountains of Australia can produce big mountain freeriders who can compete on a world stage.…
Venue change for Alpine Racing Snowboard Events

Venue change for Alpine Racing Snowboard Events

May 10, 2010
Wanaka, New Zealand (10 May 2010) – Snow Sports New Zealand today announced the launch of a dedicated website for the upcoming FIS Freestyle and Snowboard Junior World Championships, scheduled for late August.The new website features information about the events that will take place throughout the 11 days of competition,…
Video – Vans Skate Team session Ballistyx! shop bowl.

Video – Vans Skate Team session Ballistyx! shop bowl.

May 9, 2010
Churs to the crew at Ballystix and Rob for throwing us this clip…
YES Pro Team Store Visit – Ballistyx! Monday 10th May.

YES Pro Team Store Visit – Ballistyx! Monday 10th May.

May 8, 2010
The YES Snowboard Team, featuring Romain DeMarchi, JP Solberg and David Carrier-Porcheron, will be in-store at Ballistyx! on Monday May 10th for their only Melbourne appearance. The night kicks off at 5pm with poster signings from these industry legends, then a skate comp featuring the guys with lots of fun…
NZ National Team Selection 2010 Open

NZ National Team Selection 2010 Open

May 7, 2010
Deadline: 21st May NZSBU would like to welcome all snowboarders interested in becoming a member of the NZSBU National Team or NZSBU Development Squad to submit a NZSBU Team Selection Submission. The overall aim for the NZSBU Teams is to acknowledge and support those riders who have reached an international…
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