Vans Girls Combi Pool Classic 2017
21/01/2017 - 21/01/2017
Golden Gate Park Race 2017
King of Concrete - Noble Park 2017
28/01/2017 - 28/01/2017
Big Alaska Series - Rail Jam #1 2017
17/01/2017 - 17/01/2017
Freeride Hakuba 4* 2017
13/01/2017 - 18/01/2017
World Rookie Fest, Livigno Italy 2017
14/01/2017 - 19/01/2017
Hawaii Surf Association Surf Series - #9 Sandy Beach 2016
14/01/2017 - 17/01/2017
Rip Curl Australian GromSearch - National Final 2017
16/01/2017 - 18/01/2017
Men's Carve Pro 2017
19/01/2017 - 22/01/2017
Industry and event happenings
QParks Snowboard Tour Stop #2, 07.01.2017, Snowpark Schöneben, Schöneben, Italy. A mighty kicker line and frosty temperatures coupled with some amazing runs – The Battle ROJal 2017 certainly left quite an impression. The riders were pulling off plenty if gnarly tricks in the categories Men, Women and Groms, fighting for the victory in the battle for Schöneben.
All the winners of 2017 Battle ROJal, at Snowpark Schöneben, Italy.
Shred Poker stands for everything that makes an all day long relaxed park session; one feature selected for a collective shred session combined with awesome sounds and free barbecue! If you win over the crowd with your sickest tricks and progression, you won’t just be rewarded with plenty of applause and respect, but above all it’s your chance to bag some of the highly coveted poker chips. You you can trade them in for cash and goodies after each session. Just read on for further information and find out more about the three dates in Italy, Austria and Switzerland!
4th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 28/01/2017, Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria. The Blue Tomato Plan P enters its next round: Once again, this winter you can let your style speak for yourself and collect some of the highly coveted points for the QParks Snowboard Tour at the Superpark Planai. On January 28th you’re looking forward to a perfectly shaped park, as well as a cash prize and various cool goodies worth a total of 1.200€ - sick tricks and creative lines are guaranteed!
Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria, home to Blue Tomato Plan P, one of the Qparks Tour Stops, December 2015.
Around the globe, riders have heard the call to be part again to the WSF Banked Slalom World Tour, a celebration of the history of snowboarding.
3rd QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 14/01/2017, Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen/Austria. In mid-January, all eyes are on your best tricks at the legendary Vans Penken Park! Once again a team of international & professional judges has to decide who will bag the princely cash price of about 1.200€ and which riders will pave their way for a pro career at the second edition of the Penken Battle. In order to guarantee a completely relaxed start, the registration and the catering for all the participating riders will be FREE this day. Read on to find out more.
Initiated last winter, WSF Pro Women quickly became a leading movement in women snowboarding, reeling in the most talented and dedicated female riders to organize and host an event.
2nd QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 07/01/2017, Snowpark Schöneben, Schöneben/Italy. For seven years the QParks Snowboard Tour has been supporting ambitious young shredders on their path to their pro career - the “Battle ROjal” in Schöneben at Reschenpass has been a part of it for the last six years. Thanks to an international team of professional judges and a cash price and goodies worth a staggering 1.200€, exciting contest atmosphere at the Snowpark Schöneben is guaranteed, when it’s time for numerous young riders to compete against each other in a royal battle once again.
What a season kick-off at Betterpark Hochzillertal! More than one hundred riders gathered in the Zillertal on December 17th and 18th to herald the start of the snowpark season with the second Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards tourstop in the first holiday region of the Zillertal. Beside freebie freestyle coachings, also avalanche safety workshops were on top of the agenda for the popular snowboard amateur series. In the freestyle competition, snowboarders from all over Europe were pushing the limits far beyond amateur levels.
Gian Andrea Sutter and Ariane Burri have claimed victory in the last 2016 World Rookie Tour event, staged at the Corvastch Snowpark, Switzerland.
The Girls Shred Sessions enter their 5th season and you can bet it’s going to be a blast because – well is there anything cooler than shredding the park with dozens of like-minded girls? This winter a pepped schedule is waiting for you: teamed up with a bunch of shred sisters you will conquer 5 different parks where you’ll stomp plenty of newly learned moves into the snow with a little help from professional coaches. For information on how to participate just read on and visit the brand-new Girls Shred Session website.
All eyes on Hochzillertal Kaltenbach, now! As every year, the Betterpark Hochzillertal starts into the new season with the Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards just on the last weekend before Christmas! Listen up, freeride fans: the new partner Billabong will be offering freebie avalanche safety workshops on the coaching day! The registration for freestyle, freeride coachings and the open slopestyle contest is still possible until Thursday, 15th of December, 8.00 p.m. Go to www.valleyralley.at and get involved!
Black Yeti is very excited to announce the 2017 World Rookie Tour, including his first shows in Kaprun for the legendary World Rookie Finals!
For seven years the QParks Snowboard Tour has been paving the way for ambitious shred talents from the alpine area to start their pro careers. Owing to the professional & international judges and an impressive cash price of a total of 40.000 €, the biggest amateur contest series of the Alps is the perfect introduction to the world of competition. What’s more, the catering for the riders is FREE from this season onwards. There’s also news on the brand-new QParks Snowboard Tour website, the fresh new look makes the free registration even easier.
In the season of 2016/17, Snowpark Gastein is going “all-in”. You don’t have the perfect poker face quite yet? Now is the time to start working on it! For the very first time “Shred Poker” is taking place and Snowpark Gastein is not going to miss this game. The ace up the snowpark’s sleeve: setup add-ons in the Beginner and Medium Area.
Snowpark Gastein, Austria.
The entrance to the Snowpark Schöneben lies at about 2.340m above sea level – and based on our experience we’ll be getting heaps of snow and plenty of sunny hours at this altitude. As an encore the stunning panoramic view is free! Not only will the park be in perfect shape once again, but it will also feature an entirely new park area. In addition to the renowned QParks Tour Stop, a completely new event will take place this season - the “Shred Poker”! Plus, we will shoot a video report, which will offer an exciting insight into our shape crew’s work.
Snowpark Schöneben, Italy, January 2016.
The two Norwegians Hanne Eilertsen and Markus Olimstad are the proud winners of the Pleasure Jam taking place last Sunday, November 20, for the 14th time on the Dachstein glacier. The two multi obstacles gave the contestants plenty of opportunities for an action-packed jib battle and visitors of the Schladming-Dachstein region witnessed terrific tricks paired with healthy doses of sunshine. Hanne Eilertsen took it all, meaning she also scored the Best Trick Award powered by PortugalSurfCamp, worth 8,000 USD. Her compatriot, Isak Ulstein, reigned supreme in the category Best Trick Men.
Markus Olimstad from Norway competing during the 14th edition of Pleasure Jam 2016 at Superpark Dachstein, Schladming-Dachstein region, Austria.
Corvatsch is ready to host the second edition of the Corvatsch Rookie Fest scheduled from 15th to 18th December 2016. Following last year’s success, the World Rookie Tour stop will go down in Switzerland at the amazing Corvatsch Snowpark.
Anna Gasser (AUT) and Marcus Kleveland (NOR) have kicked off the 2016-17 FIS Snowboard World Cup season in style winning the big air event in Milan (ITA) in front of a stellar crowd and on a perfectly prepared venue site.
Congratulations to the the top 3 women and men of the Milan Big Air! Men: 2nd Seppe Smits (BEL), 1st Marcus Kleveland (NOR), 3rd Mark McMorris (CAN), women: 2nd Hailey Langland (USA), 1st Anna Gasser (AUT) and 3rd Sarka Pancochova (CZE), at EXPerience Park, Milan, Italy.
TTR Pro Snowboarding (TTR), established in 2002, is proud to announce a major change for the upcoming 2017 World Snowboard Tour (WST) season.
The Dolomites strongly shape the impressive landscape of South Tyrol and it’s these massive summits which surround the Snowpark Alta Badia, forming a uniquely beautiful alpine setting. Soon, the winter sun will be shining onto the white glistening peaks again, the yearning for snow will finally be satisfied and a new season at the sunniest of snowparks in the Dolomites will kick off.
Snowpark Alta Badia, Italy, December 2013.
Soon, we will be kicking off the second season for the female-only shape crew of quattro Snow Park Obergurgl! The venture of the very first park being shaped exclusively by freestyle-savvy female hands has been such a big success that there was no doubt about round two at all. Another Girls Shred Session is thus of course part of the season 2016/17’s bejewelled entertainment program, as well as the “SNOWHOW Kids’ Day” again kindle kids of all genders with the spirit of freestyle.
Sun and warm temperatures welcomed enthusiastic spectators to ModenaFiere to witness the first urban rail contest in the history of the World Rookie Tour. Set up was definitely one of the Europe’s best urban rail set in the last years, designed and built by the wise shapers of F-tech Company based in South Tyrol.
Rookie Podium at World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass 2016, with Florian Fischer (SUI) as the winner, Gian Andrea Sutter (SUI) in 2nd and Nicola Liviero (ITA) in 3rd place, at ModenaFiere, Modena, Italy.
World Rookie Tour has rarely been easy, mainly thanks to the presence of all the best youth events across the world, but for the 2017 the Black Yeti has decided to raise the bar and reach another goal: to improve the tour that already represents a benchmark on the snowboarding youth competitions, implementing a new format and location for the end of season 2017 World Rookie Finals.
Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, the new location chosen for the World Rookie Finals taking place in April 2017.
The Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards could not have had a better start into the new season. With bluebird and perfect conditions, Hintertux Glacier welcomed its guests for the kick-off of the popular Snowboard Amateur Series on October 15th and 16th, 2016. Snowboard fun for everyone and smiling faces all over the Betterpark Hintertux were on top of the agenda of this epic weekend in Tux Finkenberg.
One of the competing riders at stop #1 of Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards, Betterpark Hintertux, Austria.
„Holy s***, how huge is that jump?“, “Alright, that thing is definitely big!”, “What an INSANE take-off!”, “Way bigger than it seemed on the pics … scary!”. These were the first comments of first-class snowboarders like Boris Mouton, Rowan Coultas, Jose Aragon, Werni Stock or Roope Tonteri when they first saw Sölden’s humongous 2016 special obstacle in real life. However, after their first runs the freestyle-pros’ opinions had totally changed…
Boris Mouton having fun on "The Wedge", a gigantic obstacle built in 2016 at Area 47 Snowpark Sölden, Austria.
Winter is coming – and the legendary Dachstein glacier is calling for the 14th Pleasure Jam 2016. QParks invites all snowboard enthusiasts to join the season starter at Superpark Dachstein on November 19, 2016.
O’Neill Pleasure Jam 2014 at Dachstein, Austria.
Black Yeti is working on the next season and he is happy to announce to you the event after the World Rookie Rail Jam in Modena!
End of season (June 2015) shooting at Corvatsch, Switzerland where some of the best riders from the 2015 World Rookie Tour were invited to have their first ever professional photo & video shooting.
Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards kicks off in October 2016. The best snowparks of the Zillertal valley are set to host four tour stops of exciting snowboard competitions with free snowboard demo-testing and freebie-freestyle coaching sessions for everyone!
A group photo from 2015/16 season's Zillertal Välley Rälley tour stop at Hintertuxer Gletscher, Austria, April 2016.
The final day of the 2016 Cardrona Games staged at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka, New Zealand featured a strong international contingent, including some home-grown Kiwi talent, competing in the resort's 22ft high Olympic superpipe with Japanese riders standing out with their trick variety and amplitude.
The top 3 Halfpipe male riders at 2016 Cardrona Games: 3rd Andre Hoeflich (GER), the winner Naito Ando (JPN) and 2nd Ikkou Anai (JPN), at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka, New Zealand.
The most famous mascot in the snowboarding world, The Black Yeti, will arrive in Modena, Italy, for the first edition of the World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass. A new World Rookie Tour contest that will take place during the Tourism and Winter Sports Fair at ModenaFiere, from 29th to 30th October 2016.