ANOC World Beach Games - Qatar 2019
10/12/2019 - 10/16/2019
OG Jam SOCAL Division - The Yard 2019
10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019
Etnies Street Series - Port Adelaide, Osborne 2019
Blue Tomato Winter Kick Off Tour - Stuttgart 2019
10/17/2019 - 10/19/2019
Stubai Premiere No.11 2019
10/18/2019 - 10/20/2019
Amplid Test to Believe Tour - Snowboard-Box Saas-Fee, Switzerland 2019
10/19/2019 - 10/24/2019
Rip Curl European GromSearch Final - Peniche 2019
10/14/2019 - 10/15/2019
Men's WSL Hawaii Pro Junior at Turtle Bay Resort 2019
10/12/2019 - 10/18/2019
Women's WSL Hawaii Pro Junior at Turtle Bay Resort 2019
Industry and event happenings
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.
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!
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.
Anna Gasser's rollercoaster winter season continued with another women's world-first trick as she landed a Cab Double Cork 1260 in Obergurgl to follow the Cab Triple Underflip 1260 that she produced back in November.
Anna Gasser poses for a portrait during the Sister Action Camp in Kaprun, Austria on April 21st, 2018.
For the great tour final of the 6th Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards 2018/2019, the best European up-and-coming snowboarding talents gathered at the Betterpark Hintertux on Hintertux Glacier on April 27th and 28th, 2019. The final snowboarding slopestyle contest of Zillertal´s most popular Snowboard Amateur Series 2018/2019 was not only about the day podiums, but also about the overall tour winners and crowning of the new Royal Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY family.
2018/19 Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour overall winners: Emma Lantos (AUT) in womens category and Felix Widnig (AUT) in mens category, at Betterpark Hintertux on Hintertux Glacier, Austria, April 27, 2019.
All eyes are now on Hintertux! That´s where the great Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards finals will go down on April 27th and 28th, 2019.
2017/18 Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY Tour Finals at Betterpark Hintertux, Hintertuxer Gletscher, Tux-Finkenberg, April 28-29, 2018.
Wanna know the secret recipe for a successful freestyle career? Review the highlights of the QParks Tour 2019? Find out what´s going on behind the scenes at the QParks Tour headquarters? Did someone say relaunch? Or would you like to win a surfing holiday? Well, then you should read on!
The fourth year of X Games Norway competition will be unlike any other – combining Snowboard, Ski, Skateboard and Moto X events in a one-day action sports extravaganza on August 31 at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway. The X Games Norway program has previously included Ski, Snowboard and Skateboarding in the same event, however Moto X competitions will make their debut in 2019.
Black Yeti thanks you, dear Rookies, for passion, dedication and perseverance. Last winter season was a great and long season, filled with new exciting challenges.
Prize Giving at the 2019 World Rookie Tour Finals, at Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark, Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, March 29.
2018 was one for the books for ROXY. The year marked the launch of the leading female only activewear brand’s Make Waves Move Mountains campaign, dedicated to empowering women and supporting them in their individual challenges. A year later, the brand aims to help bring the women behind it to greater heights yet and takes the next step for the Make Waves Move Mountains tour.
Blue skies, international riders and a banger contest line. The Game of Diamonds once again fascinated the crowd with a sensational final where the freestylers did not only fight for the victory of the day, but also for the overall QParks Tour trophy!
Final stop of 2019 QParks Snowboard Tour: Game of Diamonds at Snowpark Obergurgl, Obergurgl, Austria, March 31.
The season is slowly coming to an end and you haven’t stomped that one trick yet? Don’t worry. The Superpark will be open for one more month and now’s the perfect time for your personal progression.
Elena Graglia in action at Superpark Planai, Schladming, Austria, March 2019.
Sometimes dreams come true easily, sometimes you just need a little help. The Black Yeti is therefore proud to help young talent to achieve their best goals. This is the aim of the World Rookie Tour and was the spirit of the 2019 edition of the World Rookie Snowboard Finals.
Riders group photo at the 2019 World Rookie Tour Slopestyle Finals, at Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark, Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, March 30.
The halfpipe finals took place in a beautiful and warm sunny day and riders could finally enjoy the massive and well-shaped Kitzsteinhorn halfpipe at its best. Judges and spectators were once again surprised by level of riding and creativity.
Joonsik Lee (KOR) becomes the 2019 World Rookie Tour Halfpipe Rookie Boy Champion, at Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark, Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, March 29.
The Boardriding.com crew are in Kaprun to stream the action from both the Slopestyle and Halfpipe finals!!!