Primitive Demo & SPoT Collab Deck Release 2020
1/23/2020 - 1/23/2020
Checklist Junior Contest - Paris 2020
1/25/2020 - 1/25/2020
Chimera Games - Nagoya 2020
1/25/2020 - 1/26/2020
FIS World Cup SS - Seiser Alm 2020
1/22/2020 - 1/23/2020
Maine Mountain Series - Lost Valley Rail Jam Under the Lights #1 2020
1/24/2020 - 1/24/2020
New Hampshire Series - Loon Mountain - Futures Tour Slopestyle / FIS Race 2020
Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps, Event 9 - Trigg, WA 2020
7th Legend Surf Classic - Puerto Rico 2020
1/24/2020 - 1/26/2020
Rip Curl GromSearch - Praia de Ferrugem - Garopaba 2020
Industry and event happenings
The LAAX OPEN 2020 ended today with a bang: When daylight disappeared, the long awaited Halfpipe Night Finals went down under floodlight with thousands of spectators lining up along the LAAX Superpipe on Crap Sogn Gion witnessing the world’s best Halfpipe riders live in action. Queralt Castellet (SPA) & Scotty James (AUS) claimed the prestigious LAAX OPEN Halfpipe titles, taking home not only the trophy but also CHF 25.000 each.
Queralt Castellet (ESP) wins 2020 Laax Open women's Halfpipe competition, at Laax Snowpark, Switzerland, January 18.
The weather played along another day putting smiles on all faces while witnessing today’s Snowboard action in the innovative course for the highly anticipated Slopestyle finals in LAAX. Julia Marino (USA) & Sebastien Toutant (CAN) are the proud first LAAX OPEN winners of the new decade walking home with a prize purse of CHF 25.000 each.
Sebastien Toutant (CAN) won 2020 Laax Open FIS Snowboard World Cup men's slopestyle competition, at Laax Snowpark, Switzerland, January 17.
The celebration of the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest was a blast with 100 riders from 15th nations took part in the slopestyle contest in the new proline of the Mottolino Snowpark: athletes from 10 different nations obtain a spot on the podium, underlining the international stance of this iconic youth snowboard event.
Mia Brooks (GBR) finished 1st in Grom Girls category during the 15th edition of World Rookie Fest in Livigno, at Mottolino Snowpark, Italy, January 14, 2020.
On February 1, 2020, freestyle returns to one of its cradles in Europe – the Penken Park in Mayrhofen. Penken Battle is the second stop of the QParks Tour and promises absolutely decent contest action.
QParks Penken Battle 2019 at Penken Park, Mayrhofen, Austria, February 23, 2019.
The second Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stop hosted by Blue Tomato & Ride Snowboards will be postponed to January 25th and 26th, 2020. With the second out of four Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY tour stops hosted by Blue Tomato & Ride Snowboards, the excitement rises.
Group photo from a contest day during stop #2 of 2018/2019 Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards: at Zillertal Arena, Austria, January 19, 2019.
What a sweet contest that was! 26 riders, perfect weather, an incredible level and really good vibes – this sums up the Blue Tomato Plan P 2020 – the start of this year’s QParks Tour.
A perfect start to 2020 QParks Snowboard Tour: stop #1 - Blue Tomato Plan P, at Superpark Planai, Austria, January 11.
With new adventures and partners, the Choice Company will be starting into its seventh season in 2020.
Choice Camp Obergoms - February 2019.
This weekend the world's best slopestyle Groms and Rookies are heading to Livigno for the annual showdown - watch them battle it out with boardriding.com!
On December 21st and 22nd, the 7th edition of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato & Ride Snowboards started into its 7th season at Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach. With over 120 registered riders and an international starter field, the first stage of Zillertal´s most popular Snowboard Amateur Series has been a full success.
Coaching day at stop #1 of 2019/20 Zillertal Valley Ralley Tour hosted by Blue Tomato & Ride Snowboard, at Betterpark Hochzillertal, Hochzillertal / Kaltenbach, Austria, December 21, 2019.
It is a great pleasure to welcome you for another addition to World Rookie Tour. Ruka has produced tons of world class riders during its amazing history in snowboarding, so it’s a no-brainer to have the resort hosting WRT event with Finnish Snowboard Association. Every snowboarder knows Ruka Park from the large number of coverage it gets in videos every year, and it’s guaranteed that the park is top notch at QKLS Rookie Fest. Black Yeti is already waiting for you!
Polar Night Light Festival at Ruka Snowpark, Finland.
Bad weather, so what…? According to this motto, on December 21, more than 20 girls proved that real shred queens don’t mind rough conditions. Thus, new tricks and good vibes prevailed over cold feet and frozen noses at the Girls Shred Session Obergurgl and the girls had a blast shredding the Familypark Obergurgl.
First of the five 2019/20 QParks Girls Shred Sessions - Snowpark Obergurgl, Austria, December 21, 2019.
Riders from all over the globe gear up for the most prestigious snowboard contest in the Alps, the LAAX OPEN 2020. Around 200 professional snowboarders will inaugurate the new decade participating in the FIS Snowboard World Cup from January 13 to 18, 2020 in LAAX, Switzerland.
Chris Corning (USA) during Laax Open in January 2019.
The 2019/20 big air World Cup season went into the history books on Saturday night at Sun Trust Park, the home of Major League baseball’s Atlanta Braves, where Japan’s Reira Iwabuchi put an exclamation point on her second-straight big air crystal globe-season with a victory, and the USA’s own Chris Corning stomped a final-run quad cork 1800 to make history, win the event, and walk away with the seventh crystal globe of his career.
2019/20 big air crystal globe winners Reira Iwabuchi (JPN) and Chris Corning (USA), at Atlanta Visa Big Air World Cup, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, USA, December 20.
By now almost traditionally, the QParks Tour starts off at Superpark Planai. Once again, the Blue Tomato Plan P on January 11, 2020 represents a laid-back slopestyle contest for snowboard groms and adults, boys and girls – everyone is more than welcome to participate. During one of 2020’s first freestyle competitions in the Alps, riders have the chance to gain valuable contest experience while also going for cash & rad prizes and points for several freestyle rankings.
On January 13, 2018 Superpark Planai, Austria, hosted 2017/18 QParks Tour's event #2: Blue Tomato Plan P.
World Rookie Tour and Union Binding Company are proud to announce their partnership for this limited edition Union Custom House binding. Both Union and the World Rookie Tour believe in pushing the next generation of snowboard progression. Once only available to contest riders, these limited edition World Rookie Tour bindings are now available in select shops throughout Europe. Look for the Black Yeti and act fast to find a pair near you!
Limited edition Union Custom House binding by World Rookie Tour and Union Binding Company, available in selected European shops from December 2019.
X Games will return to Norway for the fifth consecutive year March 7 – 8, 2020 with competitions in Ski and Snowboard Big Air, Slopestyle and Knuckle Huck at Hafjell Resort.
Did someone say first knuckle-only contest in Europe, ever? Oh that's right, we did! From March 20 until March 21, 2020 the Penken Knuckle Huckle goes down at Penken Park including 12K in cash and not one but two sweet parties!
In March 20 - 21, 2020, first Penken Knuckle Huckle will go down at Penken Park, Mayrhofen, Austria.
Shred and poker! During the Shred Poker Sessions, we linger in peaceful harmony around the freestyle gambling table. Long story short: A laid-back session, BBQ, chips for tricks and goodies for chips. Read here about the dates and details of the gambling season 2020.
On December 21, 2019, just in time for the Christmas holidays, the shredqueens will take over the Ötztal valley to celebrate the beginning of the shred season with style! All girls can look forward to a park “shaped by girls only”, professional coaches, goodies and free lunch!
Shredqueens having fun at Snowpark Obergurgl, January 2019.
Live streaming on Boardriding.com, last 20 spots available and lots of snow falling in Livigno! From January the 11th to January the 15th 2020, the Black Yeti will celebrate the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno, the oldest event in the tour, where the concept of WRT was born and many of today snowboard stars competed back in the days.
Action during the 2019 World Rookie Fest Livigno, Mottolino Snowpark, Italy. The 2020 edition's qualifications and finals will be streamed live on Boardriding.com!
It was another snowy day in Copper Mountain (USA) on Sunday, but that wouldn't slow down Queralt Castellet (ESP) and Scotty James (AUS), who powered through the tough conditions in impressive fashion to claim the respective women's and men's victories at the season-opening Land Rover US Grand Prix halfpipe World Cup.
Queralt Castellet (ESP) claimed victory at the 2019 Land Rover US Grand Prix halfpipe World Cup, at Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA, December 14.
The 2019 Air + Style Beijing FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup closed out an incredible week of riding in suitably incredible fashion, with what was undoubtably one of the best big air competitions of all time breaking in the venue that will host Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games competition in just over two years. At the end of the day it was Japan’s Miyabi Onitsuka taking the women’s victory and Max Parrot of Canada returning to the site of his last World Cup action before stepping away from competition to battle cancer taking victories in the groundbreaking event.
Max Parrot (CAN) finished in 1st place at the 2019 Air + Style Beijing FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup, at Shougang Park, Beijing, China, December 14.
X Games invites the world’s top winter action sports athletes to China for the inaugural X Games Chongli February 21 – 23, 2020. Taking place at Secret Garden Resort, X Games Chongli will feature Ski and Snowboard Big Air, Slopestyle and SuperPipe competition.
Cai Xuetong (CHN) competing in SoFi Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe during X Games Aspen 2019, at Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, Colorado, USA, January 26, 2019.
Amy Purdy and her partner Daniel Gale's foundation Adaptive Action Sports works to get people with physical disabilities out on the slopes and in skateparks.
Amy Purdy co-founded Adaptive Action Sports in 2005.
The 24th edition of ESPN’s annual winter sports competition, X Games Aspen 2020, returns to Buttermilk Mountain from January 23 – 26 and will host a variety of entertainment and activities suited for the whole family throughout X Fest, located at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. The festival will feature sponsor activations, interactive courses, athlete meet and greets, giveaways and the return of last year’s fan-favorite X Trials Obstacle Course.
On December 21st and 22nd, the 7th edition of the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato & Ride Snowboards will be kicking into the new season with the first stage at Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach. Zillertal´s most popular Amateur Series come along with freebie freestyle coachings and an open slopestyle contest for snowboarders of all age groups and freestyle levels.
Contest day of last year's stop #1 of Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards, in Hochzillertal / Kaltenbach, Austria, December 22, 2018.
GIRLS OWN THE PARK – that’s not just the slogan of the Girls Shred Sessions, it’s a mission! Therefore, all freestyle ladies can look forward to an event from girls for girls with a clear intention: Bringing girls into the snowparks, empowering them and fostering the female freestyle community!
QParks Girls Shred Session at Snowpark Obergurgl, Austria, January 2018.
The outlook for the season 2019/20 in Obergurgl is sparkling! After all, the only all-female shape crew of the Alps, the Diamond Girls Crew, will once again provide you with rad facilities and perfectly shaped elements.
Snowpark Obergurgl, Austria, February 2019.
The Riderpark Pizol is the homebase for all freeskiers and snowboarders at Pizol. The playground is easily reached with the chair-lift Furt-Gaffia. Here, riders of all levels will find their perfect shred challenges: Whether you’re a freestyle-pro or a beginner, everyone’s welcome at the Riderpark. No matter if your agenda features joint hike sessions or as many runs as possible – the Riderpark offers something for everyone. And all freeride fans will definitely get their money‘s worth on powder days as well!
Action at Riderpark Pizol, Switzerland, March 2019.
Mountain Dew® and the Adventure Sports Network Group (ASNG) announce the initial schedule for the annual winter Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival to be held in its new home of Copper Mountain, Colo., February 6-9, 2020. Additionally, media credential applications are now being accepted online at DewTour.com for media on editorial assignment to cover the event.
Klaudia Medlova (SVK) during 2018 Dew Tour at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado, USA, December 14.