X Games Sydney 2018
19/10/2018 - 21/10/2018
Membrillal Cuesta - IDF World Qualifying Series 2018
Halloween All Nighter - Adrenaline Alley 2018
26/10/2018 - 26/10/2018
Stubai Premiere No.10 2018
Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show 2018
25/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
Shred Fest 2018
03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018
Men's Itacare Surf Sound Festival 2018
16/10/2018 - 21/10/2018
Women's Itacare Surf Sound Festival 2018
18/10/2018 - 21/10/2018
Women's White Buffalo Hyuga Pro 2018
Industry and event happenings
From the 1st to the 4th of November the snowboard and freeski World Champions and Olympic medallists will compete in Modena for the second stop of the FIS World Cup Big Air.
The FIS Skipass Big Air at Modena replaces the Milan Stop this year.
The World Rookie Tour season has officially started with one event in Chile and two events in New Zealand. Now the tour goes on and the Black Yeti is happy to announce you the dates and locations of the next competitions. Also this year the World Rookie Tour will hit some of the best ski resorts of the world, such as Corvatsch, for the fourth year in a row, Livigno and Pila, for the main youth snowboarding events in Italy, Nekoma in Japan and three resorts in USA, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Seven Springs.
Yeti in Livigno.
It’s getting colder on the Reschenpass. This means that the toughest bikers have to come to terms with the idea that they will be making their final rounds in the biking paradise Schöneben in the near future. But don’t worry, the winter program is in no way inferior to the summer attractions. Soon, freestyle will be back again and in the season 2018/19 there’s a really big upgrade coming up in the snowpark.
Kevin Ignacia in action at Schoeneben - March 2018.
The edit from the South America Rookie Fest in Chile is here! And Rookie Fest heads to Cardrona, NZ again this October...
Rider Action at the New Zealand Rookie Fest, Cardrona.
South America Rookie Fest and New Zealand Rookie Fest announced the first winners of the tour.
Riders at the South American Rookie Fest 2018.
Only a few days left before the long awaited contest. Valle Nevado is ready to host the world's best riders and to see the next 2018 South America Rookie Fest star!
The Shape Academy – this name not only stands for a professional crew, but also for an elite cadre factory in the snow business. Since 2014, the Shape Academy offers a training concept that provides winter sports enthusiasts with the chance to turn their passion into profession. 265 motivated members and instructors from 22 different countries form the team, which makes the Shape Academy the biggest institution for snow construction worldwide. Altogether, these crew members managed to build 115 snow facilities in five countries, and this was only last season. Their work sets the high quality standards of established brands like QParks and Funslope. Through professional shaping on a daily basis, sportsmen and -women of all levels have the possibility to experience unique moments on the mountain – no matter whether the sporty or fun aspect is paramount. The Shape Academy ensures “Perfect Rides”.
The Shaping Crew at Planai Prinoth, January 2018.
Rookies Dominate the Snowboard Big Air Competitions
Kokomo Murase is the youngest ever Winter X Games medalist at just 13 years old.
Once across the Zillertal, please! For the fifth time in a row and from December 2017 until April 2018, the infamous Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards toured from one popular Zillertal snowpark to the next again. Always followed by an enthusiastic bunch of snowboard fans from all over Europe.
Kings and Queens of the 2018 Zillertal Välley Rälley.
A vast number of snowboarders from all over Europe gathered at the Betterpark Hintertux on Hintertux Glacier on April 28th and 29th, 2018 to hold the great final of the infamous Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards 2017/2018. The last event of Austria´s most popular snowboard amateur series was all about the overall win and crowning of the new Royal Zillertal Välley Rälley Family 2018. Andreas MonEpic Monsberger has put the highlights together for you below.
Ready to run at the final stop of the Zillertal Välley Rälley...
4th stage and finals at Hintertuxer Gletscher, Tux-Finkenberg : 28.-29. April 2018
Zillertal Valley Ralley at Hintertux - October 16th 2016.
The QParks Tour Final was calling – and the best tour riders this tour had to offer came to celebrate freestyle one last time this season. At the Game of Diamonds, an international field of shredders was celebrating the big finale of the QParks Tour and the first contest at the Snowpark Obergurgl at the same time. Who got the best score, stomped the best trick and won the overall ranking is written below.
Felix Widnig on his way to taking the Men's first place spot.
Our first ever live stream went down at the World Rookie Tour Halfpipe Finals in Kaprun!!
Rookie Tour Riders ready to rock the pipe!
Ariane Burri and Takeru Otsuka won the Slopestyle competition and are, therefore, 2018 World Rookie Girl and Boy Champion. Hironori Nagata and Misaki Kakubari from Japan are the new 2018 World Rookie Tour Halfpipe Boy and Girl Champions!
Takeru Otsuka Boys World Rookie Tour Champ 2018!
That was the big QParks Birthday Bash #15yearsforfreestyle. “Come shred with us” was the motto of this party – and lots of friends, companions and riders followed the call. Last weekend, 15 years of QParks were celebrated with a Common Shred at Axamer Lizum – including everything a big fat birthday bash calls for.
Perfect weather to ''come shred with us!''
Boardriding.com to stream live as the Halfpipe action unfolds in Kaprun.
WRT Halfpipe Finals in April 2017, at Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark, Kaprun, Austria.
The long-awaited event is getting closer and next week the snowboarding community will celebrate the best riders in the world. Get ready for the Grand Finale!
20 years of Penken Park and 1 year of Penken Park Team. Reason enough to send the guys behind the team into the park to portray them from their best side. Also you will find out what the Penken Park Team is all about and what happens when riders and the railway company works together.
Action from Mario Wanger at Penken Park.
The last stop of the Shred Poker Sessions led riders from Vinschgau as well as internationals into the Snowpark Schöneben. Under best weather conditions, the riders were on the hunt for poker chips which were swapped for cash and goodies at the end of the session.
Quality Check at the Diamond of the Alps – The new Snowpark Obergurgl
Showdown at the Diamond of the Alps now postponed until Sunday April 15th!
Get yourself to Obergurgl to enjoy QParks Tour Finale: Game of Diamonds!
Spring did not arrive at the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn yet. In fact, with a unique winter scenery and lots of snow there is no clue that it´s already mid March. At least that´s what all riders must have been thinking while competing at the Oakley Schilthorn Open. Even though it was snowing, many shredders took part at the second last stop of the QParks Tour to celebrate freestyle with massive runs, fine beats and good vibes.
Oakley Schilthorn Open 2018, one of the QParks Snowboard Tour stops, at SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 2018.
They are ambassadors of freestyle and a crew at the same time – the Pirates Alta Badia. It’s been already 15 years since their name started circling the high plateau of the Dolomites. Find out everything about the people and the motivation behind the name in this story. And make sure to check out the video clips from the last visit at Snowpark Alta Badia.
On March 24, 2018, it’s time again: After a wicked session past season, the Shred Poker will return to Schöneben. On this day there will be gambling as if there was no tomorrow!
At the very first Girls Shred Session at the Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum a whole bunch of shred-loving girls turned up. Located near the freestyle hotspot Innsbruck, the snowpark is already a popular playground of many female riders. At the Girls Shred Session, they now had the chance to work on their shred skills together with pro coaches and showed loads of progression.
QParks Girls Shred Session at the Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum, Austria, March 2018.
In the heart of the Dolomites, precisely at the Snowpark Alta Badia, a special event went down on March 3: The only stop of the Girls Shred Sessions on Italian soil brought a bunch of motivated girls from Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and Austria together and the shred queens conquered park line after line. The ladies were coached, pushed and entertained by Arianna Cau. Read on and find out, how the day in Alta Badia went by.
On March 3, 2018, the snowboard girls conquered the Snowpark Alta Badia - they were led and coached by the 24-year-old snowboard pro Arianna Cau!
Happy faces and loads of fun at the 3rd stage at Penken Park, Mayrhofen
Is there a better place for a park shooting than an XL park with 57 different obstacles in total that are spread across four areas? Exactly – There isn’t! That’s why the Blue Tomato Kings Park Hochkönig was selected as the setting for the BLUE TOMATO team riders shooting. They checked out the park from top to bottom and were accompanied by a media crew. The result is a bag full of cool shots and two sick edits.
Viktor Szigeti shredding at the Blue Tomato Kings Park Hochkönig shoot.
On Saturday, March 3rd of 2018, contest action and freestyle at its best were the motto of the day at Snowpark Kitzbühel. The Sick Trick Tour Open – 7th stop of the QParks Tour 2018 and kick-off of the Sick Trick Tour – went down! Great weather and a sick setup promised a contest day straight out of the storybook. And all expectations were met: Motivated riders showed freestyle action and their best tricks!
Sick Trick Tour Open Kitzbühel, one of the 2017/18 QParks Snowboard Tour stops, at Snowpark Kitzbühel, Austria, March 2018.
You are looking for sick contest action in front of a breath-taking panorama? You want to get lots of goodies and cash for your best slopestyle run? Well, then you shouldn’t miss the Oakley Schilthorn Open at the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn!
QParks Snowboard Tour stopped at SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 2016.