Grind for Life Contest & Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ 2019
11/23/2019 - 11/23/2019
Brazilian Skate Speed Championship - GISF 2019
11/22/2019 - 11/24/2019
Edge Of The Bay Esperance 2019
11/30/2019 - 11/30/2019
Snowvana - Oregon 2019
11/22/2019 - 11/23/2019
Amplid Test to Believe Tour - La Grande Premiere - Val Thornes, France 2019
11/23/2019 - 11/24/2019
FIS Europa Cup - Pitztal SBX 2019
11/28/2019 - 11/28/2019
Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle - Event 7 Fleurieu Peninsula, SA 2019
Men's Hawaiian Pro 2019
11/13/2019 - 11/24/2019
HSA Vissla Hi-tech Lopez Surfbash XXX 2019
11/16/2019 - 11/24/2019
Industry and event happenings
By now, it is as deeply anchored in Mürren´s DNA as a certain British special agent with a preference for shaken Martini: The SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn! The XL Snowpark will once again be an important part of the world-famous Schilthorn-panorama in winter 2019/20.
Oakley Schilthorn Open, one of the QParks Tour stops, at SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 2019.
The LAAX OPEN 2020, Europe’s most prestigious snowboarding event, takes place on 13-18 January 2020. Over the course of a week, snowboarding and freestyle will take centre stage on the mountain around Crap Sogn Gion and GALAAXY mountain station. World and Olympic champions, newcomers and fans will mingle amongst one another on the journey to the valley, where freestyle will also be celebrated off-piste at rocksresort with a festival atmosphere. The closing highlights are the open-air concert from MIA. and the top-class DJ line-up at Riders Club.
From January 11th to 15th the Black Yeti will celebrate the 15th edition in Livigno. Early Bird registrations, great program, and huge prizes: put your hands up and let's party!!
Qualification day at World Rookie Fest Livigno, at Mottolino Snowpark, Italy, January 2019.
Snowpark Gastein is about to kick-start its 13th season and it’s going to be rad! A creative and diverse setup with obstacles suitable for all levels, the return of an event series and an endless amount of freestyle promise that the upcoming winter is going to be a good one at Snowpark Gastein.
Snowpark Gastein, Austria, March 2016.
We are back from summer break and super hyped about the upcoming months in over 40 QParks all over Europe. Wanna know what was going on and what will be going on? Please read on.
Action at Skyline Snowpark Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 2019.
The last season at the Snowpark Schöneben was just rad. It was rad because of a creative setup, a motivated shape crew and record-breaking events – summed up: everything a rider desires. But a really successful winter is no reason for the guys and girls at Schöneben to lean back and do exactly as they did the year before. Actually, there are some big novelties coming in season 2019/20!
Snowpark Schöneben, Italy, March 2019.
Following the successful launch of the inaugural X Games Shanghai event this past June, ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, and REnextop Entertainment today announced X Games Chongli – the first X Games winter event to be held in China. The event will take place February 21-23 at the Secret Garden ski resort in Chongli district within the city of Zhangjiakou, which will also serve as a 2022 Winter Olympic host venue for ski snowboard events.
Liu Jiayu, X Games snowboarder and 2018 Winter Olympic medalist, competing in SoFi Women's Snowboard SuperPipe during X Games Aspen 2018.
A little bit of drizzle couldn’t put a damper on what was a phenomenal start to the 2019/20 FIS Snowboard season in the northern hemisphere, as the very best riders in the world put on a highly entertaining show at the Modena Skipass big air World Cup. And while changing conditions kept everyone on their toes, Japan’s Reira Iwabuchi and Canada’s Nicolas Laframboise elevated their game to claim the victories with electric performances.
Nicolas Laframboise (CAN) wins the 2019 FIS Snowboard big air World Cup event in Modena, Italy, November 2.
With this upcoming winter season, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato and Ride Snowboards will be kicking into its 7th round. Organized by the Ästhetker crew, the popular snowboard amateur series will once again take over at Zillertal´s best snow parks with four action-packed weekends. The registration for the first event, that will be ringing in the contest season on December 21st and 22nd 2019 at Hochzillertal, will open online on December 1st, 2019 on www.valleyralley.at.
The World Rookie Tour announces big news for the upcoming season: the Audi Nines partnership, FIS World Cup qualifier deal and updates in the official calendar.
2019/20 World Rookie Tour Snowboard Calendar.
X Games announced today the sports and disciplines for X Games Aspen 2020, including new additions of Snowboard SuperPipe Best Trick, Snowboard Rail Jam and, following the success of Snowboard Knuckle Huck in 2019, Ski Knuckle Huck. After five consecutive years of the fan-favorite Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Event, X Games Aspen will also add a Special Olympics Unified Skiing Event this year.
The 2019/20 FIS Freeski and Snowboard World Cup season is set to kick into gear in just under three weeks with the city big air competition at Modena Skipass on November 2-3.
Qualifications at the FIS Snowboard big air World Cup by Skipass in Modena, Italy, November 2018.
Thanks to the excellent snow conditions, the Glacier Park on the Kitzsteinhorn near Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, will open on the 12th of October 2019 with a first set-up! Starting this coming weekend, freestyle snowboarders and skiers will find a unique snow park offer at Kitzsteinhorn throughout the entire season up to May, as the Superpipe and the Easy Park will successively open in December, Central Park in January and South Central Park in February. In addition, the new Maisi Park at Maiskogel will be launched in December. And best of all: With the opening of the 3K K-onnection, Kitzsteinhorn will be accessible directly from the centre of Kaprun via Maiskogel Family Mountain from the 30th of November 2019!
A showdown in the Big Bucks Park was the perfect way to round out the competition season for NZ’s best young freeskiers and snowboarders. The Torpedo 7 NZ Showdown took place on the world-class slopestyle course at Cardrona Alpine Resort today with dual sanctioning from the International Ski Federation (FIS) as well as the World Rookie Tour for snowboarders.
Finalists of 2019 Torpedo 7 New Zealand Showdown Rookie Fest, at Cardrona, Wanaka, New Zealand, October 6.
The World Rookie Tour season has officially started with one event in Les2Alpes and 2 events in New Zealand. Now the tour goes on and the Black Yeti is proud to announce 2020 northern hemisphere calendar with events in world premium resorts: Skyline Park in Innsbruck, across the oceans to Nekoma and Takasu in Japan to land in USA, in Mammoth, Vail and Keystone resorts. Mottolino Park in Livigno will host the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest, the oldest event in the tour. Finally new top destinations will debut in the rookie tour this season: Ruka in Finland, and Madonna di Campiglio in Italy.
World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, January 2019.
From March 20 to 22, 2020 the snowboarding community will gather at the legendary Penken Park in Mayrhofen. For the first time on European soil, a contest will go down that solely concentrates on sending it big over a massive knuckle – 12.000 USD prize cash and massive parties included!
Penken Knuckle Huckle 2020 will go down at Penken Park, Mayrhofen, Austria, March 20 - 22!
The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games are set to go down this January, with freeski and snowboard big air, slopestyle, and halfpipe competition slated to take place at Leysin resort from January 18-22, 2020, and ski, snowboard, and mixed team ski-snowboard cross events scheduled for January 19-21 at Villars resort.
Mountain Dew® and Adventure Sports Network Group (ASNG), along with Copper Mountain, a POWDR resort, announced today that the annual Winter Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival will be hosted at Copper Mountain in 2020 and 2021. This new partnership between Mountain Dew®, ASNG and Copper Mountain keeps the Winter Dew Tour in Colorado and Summit County and it is the first move for Winter Dew Tour in more than a decade, having spent the last 11 years at Breckenridge, Colo.
In an action-packed day of competition, X Games Norway 2019 impressed the crowd of 6,000, showcasing an unprecedented nine finals and four eliminations in a single day across the sports of Snowboard, Ski and Skateboard, while Moto X disciplines made their Norway debut.
Telenor Arena ready to host X Games Norway, Olso, Norway, August 2019.
The QRC Winter Games NZ, fuelled by Forsyth Barr returned to Cardrona Alpine Resort today for the finals of the FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air presented by Cardrona Alpine Resort. It was an impressive showdown with 2018 Winter Games NZ Snowboard Big Air winner Chris Corning (USA) once again finishing atop the podium.
Chris Corning (USA) on his way to winning the 2019 FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air Finals presented by Cardrona Alpine Resort on day one of the QRC Winter Games NZ, fuelled by Forsyth Barr, at Cardrona, New Zealand, August 24.
The finals of the Spy Optics NZ Freestyle Open Rookie Fest Slopestyle took place at Cardrona Alpine Resort with competitors battling to earn a place at the World Rookie Tour finals in Austria next March.
2019 Spy Optics New Zealand Freestyle Open Rookie Fest Slopestyle Finals, at Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand, August 16.
After the kick-off event in Les 2 Alpes, France, with the first edition of the multi sport “Summer Rookie Jam”, the Black Yeti moves to the Southern Hemisphere for the annual events in Chile and New Zealand.
World Rookie Tour could not start the 2019/2020 season in a better way. For the first time ever the Black Yeti landed in Les2Alpes, France, for an unconventional summer event in one of the best European resorts. On the glacier, 50 snowboarders and freeskiers from 12 different countries including USA, Korea, China and many Europeans, showed their style during the big air and halfpipe competitions, in a perfectly shaped 18 meters kicker and 6.7 m superpipe by the amazing Les2Alpes Snowpark shapers crew.
The Black Yeti's 2019 Summer Rookie Jam, Les2Alpes, France, July 18.
Hurry up Rookies: in one week the Summer Rookie Fest will open the 2019/20 World Rookie Tour with the first snowboard and freeski competitions and the second stop of the WRT Skateboarding.
The 4th Choice Splitboard Camp at Kaunertal Glacier once again exceeded all expectations. Bluebird and sunshine - all weekend long - perfect splitboard touring conditions, a great crew of advanced level splitboarders and first tracks in fresh powder, no wonder that nobody could stop smiling after this mind-blowing experience. And on top of all this, a breathtaking rope-secured climb over an exposed ridge followed by an incredible run inbetween impressive crevasses. Freeride soul, what more could you desire?!
Day 3 of 2019 Choice Splitboard Camp Kaunertal Glacier, Austria, March 24.
The Black Yeti can already confirm the dates for two of its marquee events during the 2019/20 season!
Prize Giving at 2019 World Rookie Snowboard Finals, Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, March 30.
Book your summer experience with the Black Yeti: Snowboard, Freeski and Skateboard International Competition and Camp, at Les 2 Alpes, France, July 13 -20!
Les 2 Alpes resort, France, the venue for 2019 Summer Rookie Jam by Atmosphere, scheduled for July 13 - 20.
With four tour stops, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards travelled from one Zillertal snowpark to the next again this winter. Always followed by an enthusiastic bunch of snowboarders from all over Europe. In six years, the infamous Zillertal Snowboard Amateur Series has become a landmark in the European snowboarding scene.
2018/2019 Zillertal Valley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards - stop #2 - Zillertal Arena, Zell am Ziller, Austria, January 20, 2019.
They are the first ones up on the mountain, equipped with shape tools and shovels, facing the elements, chasing one mission: creating the ultimate playground for all winter sports enthusiasts. That’s the daily business of the men and women from the Shape Academy – the biggest institution in the field of snow construction both in terms of training and concept creation worldwide. So, if you are eager to spending the winter in the mountains, if you are looking for new adventures and if you’re tough enough for some physical labor, this is your chance!
Shape Crew at Stanton Park, St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria.
May 18th will mark a new annual way to respect our Board Shops - so get down to your local shop this weekend and show your love.