Archive for July, 2012

Vail Becomes New Home Of Burton US Open

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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TransWorld Business
July 30, 2012

After 27 years at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain Resort, Burton is moving the US Open, the longest running snowboard comp in the world, out west to Vail Mountain Resort in Colorado. The competition’s new venue will make its debut beginning with the 31st edition of the Open, to be held February 25-March 2, 2013.

In accordance with the US Open’s big move from its home mountain of Stratton, Vail and Burton have teamed up to give the event a new feel and vibe that, while staying true to the competitive aspect of the event, aims to make the US Open experiential not only for the riders competing, but for spectators as well.

Greg Dacyshyn, Chief Creative Officer at Burton, elaborated on the new direction Burton hopes to take the US Open: “We really feel like we want to take this event to the next level and really show everyone what snowboarding is all about,” Dacyshyn said at a Burton and Vail hosted tour of the new venue that took place over Wednesday, July 25 through Friday, July 27.

Indeed, touring both the Vail Village and getting up on the mountain itself on July 26-27 to check out what Vail and Burton have brewing for the competition’s Vail debut showed no shortage of plans to revamp the event. The competition course itself will, at least for the first few years at Vail, consist of a halfpipe and slopestyle course that will neighbor one another on Vail’s Golden Peak zone.

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TransWorld SNOWboarding Reader Wins Trip Of A Lifetime To Chile

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

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TransWorld SNOWboarding

Tue, Jul 24 2012 9:30 am

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ChrisNguyen

Carlsbad, CA— Chris Nguyen, a Canadian from Brampton, Ontario is stoked right about now. Nguyen was recently chosen as the winner of the TransWorld SNOWboardingWin A Trip To Chile’ contest, sponsored by Valle Nevado, LAN, Burton, and Mammoth. The contest, which included specific conditions and restrictions, includes a trip for two to Chile for seven nights and eight days, with lodging and lift tickets from Valle Nevado Ski Resort, round trip plane tickets from LAN Airlines, plus two brand new Burton snowboard setups. The contest was open to residents of the US and Canada.

“This contest raised awareness of the amazing riding and winters the Southern Hemisphere offers to many North American snowboarders,” comments TransWorld SNOWboarding Photo Editor Chris Wellhausen. “It also gives the lucky winner a chance to travel, shred, and explore new cultures and mountains. Traveling in serach of snow and culture is one of the best things about snowboarding.”

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This Week on Instagram: A handful of snapshots from skiers on the go

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

By: Freeskier Magazine
July 18, 2012

The glacier scene is rocking, many are taking to the water to escape the summer heat and others are rocking on two wheels for the time being. At least that much we can infer having monitored the Instagram feed this week. Here are 20 of our favorite shots:

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@aaronwheelz is the man! Check him running the #RonerVision sticker on his chair. Yeah buddy! Posted by @erikroner.

#Chatel #MountainStyle. Posted by @virginiefaivre.

#Cineflex shoot last winter with @torinwallace @sheahanagins @guskenworthy @jacobwester. Locked in the editing lab editing mad footage! Posted by @vitalfilms.

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Meet Aspen Spora, the 11-year-old ripper everyone is talking about

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

By: Freeskier Magazine
July 17, 2012

Words by Brody Leven
Photo by Ren Rob/O’Neill

When I was eleven, I was eating crayons and dirt. He, on the other hand, enjoys sunflower seed cheese, prefers beet-kale-carrot-apple-celery juice to soda, and fancies his organic veggie burgers bun-less. He once told me that hot dog buns taste like candy.

I hung Vincent Dorian posters over my bunk bed and watched Evan Raps on VHS. He has Tanner Hall giving him high-fives at Woodward Tahoe and is hanging out with Tom Wallisch at X Games.

I attended my ski hill’s annual gear swap so my parents could buy me the previous year’s jacket at a discount. He receives next season’s gear from O’Neill, Armada, Oakley, Dalbello, Marker, Contour, Sweet Protection, and A-Line Insoles. Free.

Aspen Spora is a prodigy. A handful of his web videos have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. During his tenth winter on Earth, he foreran the X Games superpipe and The North Face Pipe and Park Open Series courses, and filmed with Warren Miller Entertainment. His social media following exceeded that of most established professionals before he was old enough to have a computer.

What exactly is on the mind of the youngster with the long golden hair, bright blue eyes and the jacket that covers his knees? I caught up with him this week in Whistler to find out:

Brody Leven: What’s happening in the wonderful world of Aspen Spora?

Aspen Spora: I’m hanging out in Whistler with Team O’Neill and skiing at Camp of Champions. We are making the O’Neill Experience, a video series about the team. But my favorite part has definitely been paintballing with everyone.

BL: Do you remember the first time someone recognized you on the hill?

AS: At Whistler. Two days ago.

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