Boards for Bros - Fort Lauderdale, FL 2020
8/7/2020 - 8/7/2020
Skate Titans Gatton, QLD 2020
8/8/2020 - 8/8/2020
Bela Joyride - Eisenkappel 2020
8/5/2020 - 8/8/2020
FIS South America Cup - BA - El Colorado 2020
8/7/2020 - 8/8/2020
Treble Cone Mini Mountain Competition 2020
The NZ Adaptive Snow Sports Festival - Remarkables 2020
8/7/2020 - 8/9/2020
Live Like Sion Gromfest - PK's, Kauai 2020
Men's Boardmasters Longboard Pro 2020
Women's Boardmasters Longboard Pro 2020
Industry and event happenings
What is Obsidian? We hear you ask! Well it’s the biggest snow sports event this winter, with the finest kiwi talent competing in five epic challenges from 10 - 20 August.
Winter Games NZ is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest snow sports event. Traditionally it welcomes the world’s best skiers and snowboarders to compete in the opening of the FIS Park and Pipe World Cup season and The North Face Frontier, a Freeride World Qualifying Tour 4* & 2* event. This year that can’t happen, so rather than let the event lapse Winter Games NZ will run Obsidian.
Nicolas Huber (SUI) competes in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air Qualifiers presented by Cardrona Alpine Resort on day one of the QRC Winter Games NZ, fuelled by Forsyth Barr.
Olympic Day 2020 will see Olympians, athletes and fans all over the globe get active in the world’s largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout. Twenty-three Olympic athletes have already joined the recording of an official Olympic Day workout video, and on Olympic Day, athletes from around the world will lead live workouts at 11 a.m. local time across 20 time zones on @olympics Instagram live.
This year, X Games celebrates a 25-year legacy in action sports with a lineup of content across ESPN’s linear and digital platforms throughout the month of June. Bringing nostalgia to lifelong fans and introducing young fans to X Games roots, the 25th anniversary celebration will feature exclusive content from back-in-the-day to the current heyday of X Games. The first Extreme Games took place beginning on June 24, 1995 in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, featuring sports like Street Luge, Sky Surfing, Windsurfing and more.
Tony Hawk during practice for Skateboard Vert at X Games Austin 2015, June 3.
The Zillertal is – and has always been - one of the most popular Tyrolean valleys. The Choice Adventure Company´s home of choice also has a lot to offer, when it comes to splitboard touring and freeriding far away from the crowds. For this year´s Choice „friends“ advanced level camp in early February, a bunch of experienced splitboarders gathered at the cosy Diggl Freeride Farm during a snow storm. But as we all know: after the storm, comes sun again! So they finally got blessed with three days of perfect splitboard touring, bluebird and fresh powder.
Choice Adventure Company headed to Zillertal, Austria for one of their Choice Splitboard Camps in early February 2020.
#StayHome. Save Lives.” campaign, jointly formed by Volcom and Ad Council in early April and soon after evolving into a huge ‘Stay Home For This’ movement, has now reach phase three that will be known as ’Embrace Change For This’. It is brought by Volcom to encourage us to stay positive in the time of massive changes the whole world is facing.
A group of highly motivated splitboarders came together in the beautiful Stubai valley in March 2020 to explore the versatile backcountry of Stubai Glacier, that definitely deserved it´s title as the „kingdom of snow,“ showing off with bluebird and fresh snow that weekend. No wonder, that after two days of excellent mountain guiding, short hikes, long powder runs and an adrenaline rushing 50-meter abseiling action, everyone involved went home with great memories and a big smile all over their sun-kissed face.
Choice Splitboard Camp Stubai, Tyrol, Austria, March 14, 2020.
Like, comment, subscribe, follow me…. Is this really what it’s all comes down to? There are definitely times when it feels like social media is dominating life, but this wasn’t always the case. The documentary “Nothing Quite Like It” offers a unique perspective on what continues to drive athletes at the Audi Nines to do what they do.
To follow on from the success of the “#StayHome. Save Lives.” campaign, which came to life thanks to Volcom's partnership with Ad Council, Volcom has just launched phase 2 of this movement: an inspiring digital campaign #StayHomeForThis. The goal is to encourage people to share images of their favourite things they like to do, and want to protect, by staying home during the crisis.
Due to the actual situation, the great tour finals of the 7. Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato and Ride Snowboards will be postponed to October 17th and 18th, 2020. In the beginning of the new
winter season 2020/2021, Europe´s best up-and-coming snowboard talents will be gathering at Betterpark Hintertux on Hintertux Glacier to earn last points at the 4th and final tour stop of Zillertal´s most poplular
snowboard amateur series. Beside the day podiums, the overall tour winners 2019/2020 will be crowned new Kings and Queens of the VÄLLEY in Tux-Finkenberg.
Competition day at 2018/19 Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY's 4th & Final stop at Betterpark Hintertux on Hintertux Glacier, Austria, April 27, 2019.
Fondazione Cortina 2021 is taking action to help the local hospital of Belluno. After the cancellation of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals 2020, Cortina 2021 has offered its support by launching the campaign ‘Cortina 2021 per Belluno – I Trofei delle Finali di Coppa del mondo per fare del bene’ (Cortina 2021 for Belluno – The World Cup Finals Trophies to do good).
These trophies can be bid for.
THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (IPC), THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE, THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN TODAY AGREED NEW DATES FOR THE GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD, IN 2021. THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 WILL BE CELEBRATED FROM 23 JULY TO 8 AUGUST 2021. THEY ALSO AGREED ON NEW DATES FOR THE PARALYMPIC GAMES, WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED FROM 24 AUGUST UNTIL 5 SEPTEMBER 2021.
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The sixth edition of the SuddenRush Banked Slalom LAAX 2020 hosted by Terje Haakonsen and Nicolas Müller took place successfully on 5-8 March 2020. Olympic champions, legends, former world champions, professional riders, amateurs and aspiring talents – everybody came together in LAAX this weekend to celebrate their passion for snowboarding.
Reto Neiger took out 1st place in the Pro Men (ab 18), and second place in both the Men's Fastest Race and Fakie Race!
Due to the Corona virus international outbreak emergency, World Rookie Tour cancels all the next events scheduled in Japan, Italy and Austria.
The second and final day of X Games Norway at Hafjell Alpinsenter was a Slopestyle showdown, featuring Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle competitions. In X Games history, Norwegians have now collected 92 medals - 28 gold, 32 silver, 32 bronze. Johanne Killi remains the most-medaled Norwegian athlete in X Games history with seven.
The fifth year of X Games Norway kicked off today on the slopes of Hafjell Alpinsenter, just 15 minutes from Lillehammer, with Ski and Snowboard Big Air and, for the first time at X Games Norway, Knuckle Huck. In addition to an action-packed day of sports, musical performances from Alan Walker, Musti, Chris Abolade and Arif also took place right on the mountain.
After travelling all around the world in Europe, from South America to New Zealand and from North America to Japan and seeing the most prominent riders battling to conquer a spot in the World Rookie Snowboard Finals in Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria, the Black Yeti is looking forward to seeing the next World Rookie Tour Champions.
While spring is coming up, four winter sports event highlights are on the agenda at Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria: first, the X OVER RIDE on 28 March, 2020, is all about the freeride spirit and important qualification points for the Freeride World Tour. From 31 March to 4 April 2020, the world’s best young snowboarders will compete in the finals of the World Rookie Tour in slopestyle and halfpipe. The legendary Kitzsteinhorn Banked Slalom on 25 April unites snowboarders of all disciplines at a fun race against the clock. And the elooa Camp Good Times will close the season from 5 to 10 May 2020.
elooa Camp Good Times at Kitzsteinhorn.
The SuddenRush Banked Slalom LAAX 2020 hosted by Terje Haakonsen and Nicolas Müller will take place for the sixth time from the 5th to 8th of March 2020. Safety for all participants is as important as fun in the snow. After application by LAAX and the official risk analysis, the Canton of Graubünden has approved the event.
SuddenRush Banked Slalom LAAX 2019.
March 14th, 2020 is definitely a date that should be marked red in the calendar. Because on this day, a freestyle firework is about to go airborne. The Schilthorn Open are taking place at SKYLINE SNOWPARK! During the QParks Tour’s slopestyle contest, riders have the chance to collect points for several rankings, take home big prize money and will surely spend a nice park day.
6th QParks Tour stop of 2019 season, Oakley Schilthorn Open, at SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 23.
In less than a month, from March 20th to March 21st, the Penken Knuckle Huckle goes down at Penken Park and we couldn’t be more stoked about this upcoming freestyle party. Find all relevant info about the first confirmed pros, the party, DJs and the Amateur Contest below.
Penken Park in Austrian's Mayrhofen is soon to witness some serious action during the premiere of Penken Knuckle Huckle on March 20 & 21, 2020.
Last Saturday, some spectators at Snowpark Kitzbühel were simply amazed, because the Sick Trick Tour Open Kitzbühel raised the QParks Tour to the next level.
Snowpark Kitzbühel saw some amazing action during Sick Trick Tour Open Kitzbühel, this season's 5th QParks Tour Stop, in Austria, February 22, 2020.
We can almost call it a Diedamskopf classic already – the Shred Poker Diedamspark! On March 8, 2020, it all comes down to a special obstacle again! Who shows the most creative tricks? The participants can look forward to hard cash and more rad prizes.
QParks Shred Poker Diedamskopf, Diedamspark, Austria, February 24, 2019.
Hanging out with friends at the Riderpark, a fine jib session, a special obstacle, winning goodies and cash for your best tricks. Sounds like an event you can’t miss? Well, then drop by the Riderpark Pizol on March 07, 2020 for the Shred Poker and take some goodies & cash back home!
QParks Shred Poker Pizol 2019, Riderpark Pizol, Switzerland, March 9.
It´s VÄLLEY RÄLLEY time again! On February, 29th and March 1st 2020, the 3rd Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop hosted by Blue Tomato & Ride Snowboards will go down at the Penken Park in Mayrhofen-Hippach Zillertal. Beside the open Snowboard Slopestyle contest and freebie Freestyle Coaching Sessions, there will be the infamous Penken Fun Ride Battle on the schedule for Mayrhofen. You can still sign up until Thursday, 27.02.2020!
Stop #3 of last year's Zillertal Valley Ralley Tour, at Penken Park Mayrhofen, March 2019.
February is ending with a real banger at Snowpark Schöneben. On Saturday, February 29, the Girls Shred Session visits Schöneben again after six long years! All shredqueens can mark this date in their calendars as a day filled with freestyle and good vibes is ahead. Professional freestyle coaches, neat film- and photo sessions and a whole bunch of goodies will ensure this big time. Become part of the ever-growing girls shred community and take over Schöneben together with like-minded shred ladies!
One of the Girls Shred Sessions of 2019 season.
Contest vibes, creative tricks & airtime – that was the Junior Jam Ehrwalder Alm! Why “Junior Jam”? Because this tour stop was exclusively open for riders under 18. During this contest, the Snowpark Ehrwalder Alm became a stage for all the tricks of tomorrow’s freestyle pros!
Catch the Early Bird packages for the only European WRT snowboard and freeski event of the season, in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, from March the 15th to the 19th!
Ursus Snowpark at Madonna di Campiglio Ski Resort, Italy.
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on! Winter sports fans can prepare to be transported to new realms as the Audi Nines returns to Sölden and Gurgl, Austria for a third year of inter-dimensional snowboard and freeski action.
Ståle Sandbech (NOR) during the Audi Nines 2019, at Sölden, Austria, April 25.