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Wescott Isn’t Ready Yet

December25
Just a few days before the FIS snowboard cross World Cup kicks off at Montafon, Austria, Dec. 6 thru 8, two-time Olympic Gold medallist Seth Wescott has announced that he won't compete in the season's opener although he will watch his team at site and cross fingers for a good result.

The US team veteran from Carrabassett Valley, Maine, who just came back from a knee injury (ACL) suffered riding in Alaska last spring, is currently preparing with the whole roster at the Sölden glaciers.

However, he thinks that starting next week would come too early.

"It's about being patient and riding everyday till I feel I'm really ready,” said the 37-year old snowboard pro. As a result, Wescott seems to also miss the North America stop of the World Cup tour, when the international contest series guests at Lake Louise from Dec. 20 to 21.

"I will go to Lake Louise as well but I am guessing I won't race till Andorra. There is no need to rush, and every extra week right now makes me stronger and more ready.”

source: www.fis-ski.com
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U.S. Snowboarding Names Freestyle Team

December25
Olympic medalists Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Gretchen Bleiler, (Aspen, CO), and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) headline the 2014 U.S. Snowboarding team.

Olympic medalists Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Gretchen Bleiler, (Aspen, CO), and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) headline the 2014 U.S. Snowboarding team, which also includes slopestyle athletes Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV), Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) and Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO).

Slopestyle will make its Olympic debut this February in Sochi. With an impressive roster of 32 athletes, the team will begin its season and Olympic qualifying period at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge Dec. 12-15 followed by the FIS World Cup and Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Dec. 19-22.

Members of the team will be on hand Saturday, Nov. 30 at Copper Mountain, CO for the Woodward Remix Weekend–home of the only Olympic-sized halfpipe currently open in the U.S.

The Olympic qualifying period begins Dec. 12-15 at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge with the Copper Mountain World Cup and Sprint U.S. Grand Prix following in December.

The U.S. Olympic team qualifying events pick back up in January with the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Northstar, CA Jan. 9-12 and the final event in Mammoth, CA Jan. 15-18.

Mike Jankowski, Head U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Coach said: "It's such an exciting time for U.S. Snowboarding right now with next-level halfpipe runs and the slopestyle team getting its first shot at Olympic medals.

This group of riders has truly shaped what U.S. Snowboarding is all about and is blazing a path into the future. I have to give all my respect to them for their hard work and true dedication to the sport of snowboarding."

2014 U.S. Snowboarding Team Roster
Name (Hometown; Club) Date of Birth * Denotes Olympian

2014 U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe Pro Team
Men
• Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Charter School) 12/19/90 *
• Matt Ladley (Chicago, IL; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) 5/17/91
• Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) 11/12/87 *
• Benji Farrow (Ludlow, VT; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) 3/8/92
• Louie Vito (Sandy, UT) 3/20/88 *
• Luke Mitrani (Bondville, VT) 7/20/90
Women
• Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club) 4/10/81 *
• Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT; Mount Snow Academy) 7/26/83 *
• Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) 5/4/96
• Elena Hight (South Lake Tahoe, CA; American School) 8/17/89 *
• Ellery Hollingsworth (Darien, CT; Stratton Mountain School) 9/2/91
• Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT; Okemo Mountain School) 1/27/87 *
• Maddy Schaffrick (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) 4/24/94
2014 U.S. Snowboarding Slopestyle Pro Team
Men
• Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI; Stratton Mountain School) 1/14/91
• Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) 4/22/87
• Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) 7/27/93
• Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK; Auburn Ski Club) 10/23/92
• Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) 1/2/88
Women
• Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) 8/7/91
• Jordie Karlinski (Snowmass Village, CO; Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club) 8/24/89
• Ty Walker (Stowe, VT; USSA Team Academy) 3/3/97
2014 U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe Rookie Team
Men
• Nik Baden (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) 1/3/98
• Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) 11/17/93
• Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR) 1/21/95
• Gabe Ferguson (Bend, OR) 4/16/99
• Chase Josey (Hailey, ID; Sun Valley Education Foundation) 3/31/95
• Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, MI) 7/6/97
Women
• Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA; Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team) 4/23/00
• Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA) 2/22/00
• Serena Shaw (Stratton Mountain, VT; Stratton Mountain School) 1/22/95
Coaches
• Mike Jankowski, U.S. Snowboarding Halfpipe and Slopestyle Head Coach
• Rick Bower, U.S. Snowboarding Pro Halfpipe Coach
• Tommy Czeschin, U.S. Snowboarding Assistant Pro Halfpipe Coach
• Bill Enos, U.S. Snowboarding Pro Slopestyle Coach
• Spencer Tamblyn, U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Coach

source: www.fis-ski.com
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Ruka World Cup is Getting Closer

December25
With less than 20 days to go to the season's second halfpipe World Cup event, the only one staged in Europe this winter, the preparations are fully underway.

Alli Zehetner (AUT), who had been responsible for the superpipe at the World Cup opener in New Zealand three months ago, kicked off his work last Monday when the snow making was finally done.

Like two years ago, the pipe will measure 145 metres in length with the walls being 22 feet in height.

And while the venue is getting prepared to welcome some of the world's finest, including Japanese shooting star Ayumu Hirano and his team mate Ryo Aono the Finnish National Team is already pumped for its home soil event.

"I haven't rode halfpipe that much this season, but I'm feeling confident. It's great to compete in Finland,” said former 2012 World Cup title winner Janne Korpi.

Merika Enne added: "It's nice to compete here at Ruka. Last time (at Ruka World Cup) we had a really good pipe, and it's always nice to ride good halfpipes.”

However, Ella Suitiala knows already that some things might change compared to 2012: "You can't compare this contest to what it was two years ago. The level of riding has gone so much higher!”

Other countries who will have riders competing at Ruka are: France, Great Britain, Korea, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Australia, Canada, China and Croatia.

source: www.fis-ski.com
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Billabong Flaunt It 2014

December19
Billabong Flaunt It returns for an 8th year, with a new single event format for 2014. The all girls event will be held at Lake Louise, Alberta on Saturday March 1st. Billabong Flaunt It at Lake Louise will be open to 50 competitors, and providing over $25,000 in cash and prizes. Flaunt It is a 3 Star ranked World Snowboard Tour event and will cater to all levels of female snowboarders.

The contest format has not changed from previous years, with a morning slopestyle jam, followed by an afternoon rail jam. Each competitor is encouraged to do as many runs as they wish within the allotted time frame, while the judges will be evaluating throughout the day. Each competitor will enjoy a free lunch and take home a bag full of swag from event sponsors Dakine, VonZipper, Nixon, and Billabong. Following the contest, there will be the infamous Flaunt It After Party to pamper the girls after a hard days work!

Billabong Flaunt It is supported by VonZipper, Dakine, Nixon, and Snowboard Canada Women's Annual.

For all tour information, including registration, visit www.billabongflauntit.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/billabongflauntit.

Pre registration is highly recommended.

source: www.worldsnowboardtour.com
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Burton European Open 2014 Announces New Course

December19
Innsbruck, AUT – In just a few weeks, the 15th annual Burton European Open presented by MINI will be held for the 10th consecutive year in LAAX, Switzerland from January 13 – 19, 2014. Event anticipation is rising for riders and spectators alike, as both halfpipe and slopestyle competitions will attract pro-riders, amateurs and juniors from around the world to battle it out for a share of the US$ 125.000 prize-money and valuable 6Star TTR points. Christian Haller (SUI); Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) and Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) are confirmed to attend and many more will follow.

This year the event features a brand-new slopestyle course which was moved to Crap Sogn Gion right by the halfpipe. Around 600 m long in direction to Curnius, the slopestyle course will be more spacious than ever before with the upper part of the course offeringoptions for various lines on the rail features, wallrides and more, before going into the triple kicker.

Enni Rukajärvi is especially excited about this year's slopestyle competition, since the BEO is her last stop leading up to the Olympics, where slopestyle is a new discipline for the very first time. The Finnish slopestyle queen conquered the BEO by storm when she first competed at the event in 2010 – starting in the pre-qualification and leaving as the slopestyle winner. And a favourite for the world-class halfpipe event is Christian Haller. He has competed at the BEO for the past 10 years, starting in 2004 when he won the BEO Halfpipe Junior Jam and 2006 where he earned the BEO Slopestyle Junior Jam title. With Peetu Piiroinen another regular at podiums across the world will compete at the most prestigious snowboarding event in Europe. The World Snowboard Tour Champion and Olympian won already five BEO titles in the past in both Slopestyle and Halfpipe.

"This year's Burton European Open in LAAX will be very special!" says Reto Poltera, Member of the Management of Weisse Arena Gruppe LAAX. "For the past few months, we have been heavily working on the new pro-line at Snowpark Curnius where the slopestyle event will takeplace. The 15th Burton European Open is the 10th anniversary of the partnership between Burton, the BEO and LAAX. A deep friendship is the result and we push each other year by year to offer the best to riders and spectators. This success story is a very special one and we will continue to progress freestyle snowboarding together.”

"We are very excited to get a new slopestyle course for the 10th edition of the BEO in LAAX,” said Marian Kaeding, Marketing Director Burton Europe. "The BEO is the biggest event for us in Europe and with the great partnership we have with LAAX we are happy to step up the event year by year. The effort LAAX is putting into the new pro-line is exceptional and matches our vision of continuously helping to progress the sport.”

The BEO is not only a week filled with world-class snowboarding. There's much more for riders and spectators to enjoy, including product demo's, side activities on and off the mountain and not to be forgotten – great entertainment at night with live acts in the Riders Palace Club on Friday, Jan. 17th and Saturday, Jan. 18th, 2014.

All riders, who haven't registered yet for the open qualifiers, should hurry up as the online registration is closing on Nov. 28th, 2013 – http://ttr.memberpro.net/.
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Dew Tour Kicks Off Sochi Selections

December19
BRECKENRIDGE, CO – The Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships returns to Breckenridge, CO on December 12-15 and serves as the first official U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Olympic team selection event of the 2013-2014 season. The event also marks the first ever USSA selection event for slopestyle skiing, halfpipe skiing and slopestyle snowboarding disciplines. NBC Sports Group will feature live coverage of the Dew Tour beginning Saturday, December 14 at Noon ET on NBC, and continuing through the weekend on NBC and NBCSN. All practice, qualifying, and finals will be streamed live on DewTour.com.

HIGHLIGHTS
• The Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships returns to Breckenridge, CO on December 12-15 and serves as the first official U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Olympic team selection event of the 2013-2014 season.
• The event also marks the first ever USSA selection event for slopestyle skiing, halfpipe skiing and slopestyle snowboarding disciplines.
• The world's top freeskiing and snowboarding Olympic hopefuls, including Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA), Louie Vito (Sandy, UT), Danny Davis (Truckee, CA), Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) and Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) will throw down in the halfpipe and on the slopestyle course.
• The Dew Tour will bring together the country's top male and female pro halfpipe and slopestyle athletes, along with an array of international talent looking to capture the Dew Cup.

SNOWBOARDING HIGHLIGHTS
• Two-time Olympic snowboard halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White (2006, 2010) will attempt to emphasize his dominance in the halfpipe, while also showcasing his skills in slopestyle.
• In addition, Olympic halfpipe snowboarding gold medalists Kelly Clark (2006) and Australian Torah Bright (2010) will compete in the women's halfpipe contest.
• Four-time X-Games gold medalist Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) will attempt to score a spot on the first U.S. women's slopestyle snowboarding Olympic team.
• The Dew Tour will once again host a streetstyle event in downtown Breckenridge to highlight snowboarding's best urban talent on a collection of street features under the lights on Washington Ave.

SKIING HIGHLIGHTS
• Showcasing their skills in men's and women's halfpipe will be top contenders Torin Yater-Wallace, David Wise (Reno, NV), Simon Dumont (Bethel, ME), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT).
• The slopestyle contest will be dominated by Breckenridge native Bobby Brown and heavy hitters Tom Wallisch (Pittsburg, PA) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), who are all hungry for valuable USSA selection points.
• Logan will be pulling double duty at the Dew Tour, as she will also be competing in the slopestyle contest against top contenders including Grete Eliasson (Salt Lake City, UT).

QUOTES
Torin Yater-Wallace, Two-time X-Games halfpipe skiing gold medalist
I couldn't be more excited that the Dew Tour is the first USSA selection event this December. The event always brings out the best competition, so it will be the perfect way for freeskiers to make our statement as we prepare for our first Games in Sochi.

Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH), 2010 Olympic halfpipe snowboarding bronze medalist
I'm stoked the Dew Tour is the first Olympic team qualifier. You can guarantee the pipe will be great and everyone comes out for the contest swinging.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
• NBC Sports Group will feature more than four hours of live coverage of the Dew Tour.
• Coverage begins Saturday, December 14 at Noon ET on NBC, and continues through the weekend on NBC and NBCSN.
• All practice, qualifying, and finals will be streamed live on DewTour.com.

DEW TOUR TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 14, Men's Halfpipe Snowboarding Final on NBC at Noon
Sunday, December 15, Men's Slopestyle Skiing Final on NBC at Noon
Sunday, December 15, Men's Slopestyle Snowboarding Final on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET
Sunday, December 15 Men's Halfpipe Skiing Final (taped) on NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET
*All times listed are ET. Schedules are subject to change.

For a full list of confirmed athletes and additional Dew Tour event information, visit www.DewTour.com, www.facebook.com/dewtour, and www.twitter.com/DewTour.

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Six Bids Submitted for 2022 Winter Games

December9
The 2022 Winter Games will officially be awarded in 2015 following several phases of consultation.

As part of the assistance the IOC offers bid cities, the six Applicant Cities will be invited to attend a seminar in Lausanne from 4-6 December and to participate in an observers programme tailored to their needs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) received six different bids on Thursday (16 November) for the 2022 Winter Games.

The six bid applications came from the following cities: Stockholm, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Lviv, Ukraine; Beijing (ice) and Zhangjikaou (snow), China; and a joint Krakow, Poland, and Jasna, Slovakia, bid.

"I am delighted that six cities are bidding to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.

"These cities and their supporters clearly understand the benefits that hosting the Games can have and the long lasting legacy that a Games can bring to a region. Indeed, while recent Games have left an array of sporting, social, economic and other legacies for the local population, many cities that did not go on to win the right to host the Games have also noted benefits as a result of their bids.”

As part of the assistance the IOC offers bid cities, the six Applicant Cities will be invited to attend a seminar in Lausanne from 4-6 December and to participate in an observers programme tailored to their needs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

The 2022 Winter Games will officially be awarded on 31 July 2015 following a formal vote.

source: www.paralympic.org
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Sochi 2014 to Compensate Carbon Footprint

December9
The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has announced that it will fulfill its Bid Book commitment to compensate for the direct carbon footprint of the Sochi 2014 Games' preparation and staging. Moreover, for the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Organising Committee will voluntarily compensate not only for its own carbon footprint, but also that of the flights of spectators and media representatives.

The mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from both the organisation of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games and the travel of spectators and media will be enabled by the Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Worldwide Olympic Partner and "The Official Chemistry Company” of the Games. Dow became the Official Carbon Partner of Sochi 2014 in March 2013, when the company launched a groundbreaking programme to mitigate Sochi 2014's carbon footprint by implementing energy-efficient technologies to improve GHG emissions performance in key areas of the Russian economy such as infrastructure, industry and agriculture. Benefits will be realised by modernising buildings, houses, industries, and even farms in Russia.

Sochi 2014 committed to address the GHG emissions of the Games during its bid campaign, back in 2007. After winning the right to host the first Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Russian history, Sochi 2014 worked with a team of Russian and international experts to measure the direct carbon footprint of the Games, estimated at 360,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions.

The direct carbon footprint of the Games includes GHG emissions associated with the travel and accommodation of athletes, staff, and volunteers, as well as the operation of the sports venues during the Games, and the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee's activities from 2007 when Russia received the right to host the Games, until the Paralympic Games' Closing Ceremony next year.

In addition to its commitment to mitigate the direct carbon footprint of the Games, Dow will go a step further and enable the offsetting of the estimated travel-related GHG emissions of spectators and media representatives, which is estimated to be 160,000 MT of CO2 equivalent emissions.

The spectator and travel footprint will be compensated with a portfolio of high quality offset projects developed to international standards recognised under the International Carbon Offset and Reduction Alliance (ICROA) Code of Practice – the global benchmark for best practice in the offset markets. All offsets from these standards are validated and verified by third parties to strict rules assuring that the offsets are credible, real and permanent emissions reductions.

For the first time in the history of preparing for and staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the carbon footprint of the Games will be compensated through the use of Dow's energy efficient technologies which will result in an overall decrease in GHG emissions in Russia over the coming decade. Projects implemented by Dow in infrastructure, industry and agriculture across the country will deliver carbon savings greater than the direct carbon footprint of the Games.

source: www.paralympic.org
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POWDER Awards Nominees Announced

December9
It's known as the biggest party in skiing for a reason. Don't miss it.

With just a few weeks away from the biggest night in skiing, POWDER is pleased to announce the official 14th Annual Powder Awards nominees. The show, which will be live at The Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 6, is open to the public. Industry Guest Invites are available now, with a mandatory $12 donation, exclusively through the POWDER Store. Limited admission is available so secure your invite today, with proceeds from donations benefiting the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue.

A judging panel that included the POWDER staff, ski-industry veterans, photographers, filmmakers, and ski-film savants reviewed 30-plus film entries to determine the nominees.

The winners will be revealed on December 6 at The Depot in Salt Lake City during the show.

"This was one of the most challenging years to be a judge of the Powder Awards,” says POWDER Editor John Stifter. "Between Best Jib and Best Line alone, we had more deliberation with the panel than ever. Add in Best Female, Best Male, and Movie of the Year, and it's a stacked lineup of nominees. I can't wait for the public's reaction to the winners in Salt Lake City, as it really speaks to the high level of skiing and cinematography in our sport.”

OFFICIAL 14TH ANNUAL POWDER AWARDS NOMINEES:
Photo of the Year
Jim Morrison, Chamonix, France
Photographer: Christian Pondella
Tim McChesney, Salt Lake City, Utah
Photographer: Erik Seo/4bi9
Samuel Anthamatten, Lenzspitze, Switzerland
Photographer: Tero Repo
Caroline Gleich, Alta, Utah
Photographer: Liam Doran
Wiley Miller, Bralorne, British Columbia
Photographer: Blake Jorgenson/Level 1

Best Jib
Dale Talkington, Co-Lab, Teton Gravity Research
Max Morello, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions
Cam Riley, Mutiny, Stept Productions
Karl Fostvedt, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions

Best Manmade Air
Ahmet Dadali, Partly Cloudy, Level 1 Productions
Sean Pettit, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions
Tom Wallisch, The Wallisch Project, Kyle Decker/The Bureau
Parker White, Partly Cloudy, Level 1 Productions

Best Natural Air
Callum Pettit, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Pep Fujas, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions
Tim Durtschi, Supervention, Field Productions
Sean Pettit, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions

Best Powder
Dylan Hood, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, and Colter Hinchcliffe, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Åsmund Thorsen and James Heim, Supervention, Field Productions
Austin Ross, Rory Bushfield, and Eric Hjorleifson, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Eric Hjorleifson, Zack Giffin, and Jesse Hoffman, Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions

Best Line
Åsmund Thorsen, Supervention, Field Productions
Callum Pettit, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Griffin Post, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Kye Petersen, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema

Best Female Performance
Elyse Saugstad, Co-Lab, Teton Gravity Research
Lexi Dupont, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions
Ingrid Backstrom, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Angel Collinson, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research

Best Male Performance
Kye Petersen, Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Tom Wallisch, The Wallisch Project, Kyle Decker/The Bureau
Tim Durtschi, Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Sean Pettit, Tracing Skylines, Poor Boyz Productions

Best Short
Super Mom, Switchback Entertainment
The Wallisch Project, Kyle Decker/The Bureau
Happy Winter, Endlessflow
The Lost Season, Kyle Decker/The Bureau

Best Editing
Mutiny, Stept Productions
Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
McConkey, MSP Films and Red Bull Media House
Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions

Best Cinematography
Way Of Life, Teton Gravity Research
Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
Partly Cloudy, Level 1 Productions
Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions

Best Documentary
CRJ: The Chronicle Of A Freeskiing Icon, 4FRNT Media
Legend of Aahhh's, Greg Stump Productions
Winter's Wind, Matt Herriger
McConkey, MSP Films and Red Bull House

Movie of the Year
Into The Mind, Sherpas Cinema
McConkey, MSP Films and Red Bull Media House
Supervention, Field Productions
Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions

Visit the POWDER Store to make your donation and secure your invite to the biggest red-carpet event in skiing.

source: www.powdermag.com
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1 of Europe’s Longest Slopestyle Lines To Be Built

November23
The winter resort of Sierra Nevada, host of the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Cup finals, the 2015 Universiade and the 2017 FIS Snowboard and Freestyle World Championships will extend its snow park Sulayr for the up-coming season.

Nine new features will be added to the fun park which will thus provide – as Sierra Nevada claims – the longest line to ride in Europe.

When the season opens on November 30, 2013, the Sulayr park will consist of a total of 70 features with 46 to be hit in a row. This line will be called NSR.

In addition, a new sector will be added to the park which will give kids the chance to learn on smaller obstacles. As a result, the park which is situated on the Dílar slope and easy to access with the Monachil chair lift will thus be about 2.5 km in length.

"The snow park has a special highlight in the progression level, so that each sector brings a new level of learning from the previous one. The snowboarders will be able to do their first jumps and tricks to the point of progression to the World Cup at a professional level,” said the course builders.

At the same time, the constructors are thinking of adding some additional freestyle area to the Loma de Dilar featuring a smaller fun park, a halfpipe with smaller dimensions as well as a snowboard cross slope.

source: www.fis-ski.com
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