In the mood to hit the slopes? We are after seeing this rad video from ESPN.
Robin Van Gyn, Amber Stackhouse, Erin Comstock and Annie Boulanger head to Baldface lodge in Canada for some pow laps.
In the mood to hit the slopes? We are after seeing this rad video from ESPN.
Robin Van Gyn, Amber Stackhouse, Erin Comstock and Annie Boulanger head to Baldface lodge in Canada for some pow laps.
Snow Accelerated Sales in Late December
More than 30 supplier brands begin three days of manufacturer meetings adjacent to the 2013 SIA Snow Show
WASHINGTON, DC (January 30, 2013) - SIA Sourcing Snow, a new member-owned trade show dedicated to the supply side of the snow sports industry, began Wednesday at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. and will continue until 3 p.m. on Friday, February 1. Sourcing Snow is held concurrently with the 2013 SIA Snow Show (Jan. 31-Feb. 3).
The day started with a luncheon for exhibiting brands, their clients and partner companies and excitement for the three days of business ahead. Sourcing Snow also hosted a group of top journalists for a party before the SIA Pre-Show Snow Fashion & Trends Show held next door.
“I do think the mechanics and set up of the room and the booth are very good. It is a great location,” said David Parkes, CEO and president of Concept III. “This is an important way for us to get closer to these people in a different environment than their own showroom and a great opportunity to meet people we may not already know.”
The cost-effective structure of the show and simple set up was a draw for exhibiting suppliers.
“SIA made it easy for us,” said Mary Smith, Duraflex account manager for the eastern United States. “We left the last show we were at and came here, literally bringing our backpack and roller boards- that was it.”
Duraflex wanted to participate in the first year of Sourcing Snow because of the access to manufacturers exhibiting at the 2013 SIA Snow Show.
Smith said, “We wanted to have access to all the companies, especially the new and upcoming companies that we don’t see at the other shows that may only be here. We have had about five different companies that have stopped in to talk and are looking for specific things.”
Conversations about creating a dedicated SIA textile and sourcing show, that is exhibitor owned and operated, began in June of 2012 with the SIA Supplier Task Force.
“Since the beginning, we have been focused on developing a sustainable model for a show that makes sense for sourcing companies and their customers, especially since it is such a busy show season,” said David Ingemie, SIA president. “I think that Sourcing Snow’s first day indicates that we have a successful model with a lot of opportunities for expansion.”
Stay connected to 2013 SIA Snow Show news with the SIA Social Dashboard, with feeds from the SIA Facebook page, SIA’s Latest and @siasnowsports on Twitter. Use #SIA13 to join the Twitter and Instagram dialogues with thousands of industry professionals preparing to converge on Denver, Winter Park Resort and Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Colo., January 31 – February 5 for the Snow Show and On-Snow Demo.
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SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the national not-for-profit, North American member-owned, trade association representing suppliers and service providers of snow sports products with constituents in the retailer, rep and resort communities. Annually producing the SIA Snow Show, the largest snow sports industry trade show, on-snow demo and networking environment globally, SIA delivers invaluable data/research reports including the Snow Sports Market Intelligence Reports, SnowSports RetailTRAK™ and Executive Market Summary. SIA also produces the Supplier Show, Sourcing Snow, at the SIA Snow Show; learn more at siasnowshow.com/sourcing. SIA is dedicated to growing the industry through consumer initiatives and websites, snowlink.com and wintertrails.org, marketing resources, services and collaborative programs to increase participation and move product. Ford is the official partner of the 2013 SIA Snow Show. For more information, visit snowsports.org. SnowSports Industries America, 8377-B Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102-3587 (Washington, DC Area). Phone: 703-556-9020, Fax: 703-821-8276, Email: SIAmail@snowsports.org.
The Aspen X Games kick off this week and we’re stoked to be watching some of the events live and in person. If you’re not able to attend this awesome event, don’t worry you can catch it online and on TV. ESPN will be producing hours of content online and on ABC.
All Live Content Distributed on ESPN 3D and WatchESPN
A wide offering of X Games Aspen 2013 content will be simultaneously distributed across multiple broadcast and digital platforms January 24-27 live from Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen. X Games content will be available via television, smartphones, tablets and online through digital and social network platforms. By enhancing and adding dimension to the X Games viewing experience, fans will have the opportunity to watch all the action, get an inside look at the event, and establish a two-way conversation with ESPN, athletes and other viewers.
“With X Games Aspen officially kicking off the global expansion, ESPN will provide fans around the world with a chance to experience the X Games – with both enhanced broadcast and digital options,” said Scott Guglielmino, senior vice president, programming and X Games. “In 2013, ESPN will produce and distribute more than 150 total hours of coverage of these 6 X Games events, supplemented with rich digital content, and Aspen is the perfect way to kick it off.”
X Games Aspen 2013 will feature the return of live coverage on ABC, as well as 20 hours of live X Games Aspen content in high-definition on ESPN, January 24 – 27, 2013 from Aspen, Colo. WatchESPN will stream all 20 hours of coverage as well as three hours of original content and ESPN 3D will telecast all 21.5 hours of live X Games coverage.
New host, Ramona Bruland, will host all 20 hours of the X Games coverage on ESPN and ABC. With more than 10 years of experience in the television industry and two Heartland Emmy nominations, Ramona has been seen on TV screens across Australia, Europe and the USA covering action sports, lifestyle, arts and culture, luxury and travel on multiple networks.
A prominent collection of action sports legends will join Bruland on the air. The full ESPN telecast team is listed here:
• Kevin Pearce – Snowboard Analyst
• Chris Burandt – Snowmobile Analyst
• Keir Dillon – Snowboard Play-by-Play
• Mike Douglas – Ski Analyst
• Chris Ernst – Ski Play-by-Play
• Tes Sewell – Snowmobile Play-by-Play
• Alyssa Roenigk – Reporter
• Jamie Little – Reporter
• Jordan Whitley – Reporter
*For the full telecast schedule please check your local listings, or visit www.xgames.com.
In addition to all of the content on ESPN’s U.S.-based media platforms, X Games Aspen will be televised in 184 countries and territories to more than 430.6 million homes, including live coverage in Africa, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Europe, Middle East and South America. 21.5 live hours of the event will also be simulcast on ESPN’s international broadband platforms in 16 countries across Australia, Europe and Latin America.
ESPN will produce 10 one-hour syndication shows for networks to air following the event.
XGames.com – The newly redesigned XGames.com will provide comprehensive onsite coverage from Aspen including an all new, enhanced second screen experience, X Cast. With live results, near-real-time “leader board” video of competition runs, game-cast elements like TrickTrack (which graphically captures trick data in real time) and Hypemeter (a worldwide applause meter that measures, scores and displays the collective excitement around X Games at any time), X Cast in 2013 will be the most interactive second screen web experience X Games has seen to date. Additionally, the new site will feature personalized and “Pop-Up”-style video (around daily and event highlights, medal runs and features) and the Scene, the all-new lifestyle section of XGames.com, covering the films, music and style elements happening on the ground in Aspen. ESPN.com’s Wayne Drehs will also be onsite writing enterprise features around marquee events and athletes of the event, and full-bleed photo galleries will be shot by the best creative talent in the action sports industry.
The new and improved X Games app – The app, which it compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android, puts the world’s premier action sports event right at your fingertips, making it easier than ever to watch highlights, view schedules, track scores and keep up with the top names and hottest news coming out of Aspen. Use the app while watching the TV broadcast to take full advantage of TrickTrack, then fire up the interactive HypeMeter and virtually “cheer” for your favorite moments using your device and quick hands. With streaming music content and deep links to every live competition on WatchESPN, this free app is a must-have for X Games fans everywhere.
XGames.com/realsnow – Eight invited snowboarders will submit a one-minute video with a maximum of eight tricks to be judged by a committee of well-respected snowboarding industry professionals. A first place prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the winner, as well as gold, silver and bronze medals for the top 3 finishers. Fans will also have a chance to view and vote on their favorite video in a tournament-style bracket with the fan favorite winning $10,000. Visit XGames.com/realsnow to view videos and vote for your favorite athlete.
Inside X – As increasing numbers of fans now watch live sporting events on television, while concurrently connected to the internet, Inside X will offer viewers a look at everything happening on and off-site during X Games Aspen. Through on-demand clips, Inside X will feature a variety of event highlights and expert analysis, behind-the-scenes access, athlete and fan interviews, and an inside look at X Games Music, Film and Style cultural elements from Aspen, Colorado.
Inside X will be available in the scene section of Xgames.com, Xgames.com/Scene, throughout the duration of the event.
Live Music Webcasts – X Games Music Presents will feature a variety of on-site and off-site concerts throughout X Games Aspen featuring two live webcasts from the X Fest Stage on Buttermilk Mountain. Calvin Harris and Major Lazer will be performing on Saturday and Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MT and 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. MT, respectively. The live music webcast will be distributed on XGames.com, the X Game Facebook page, and the X Games Livestream Channel.
Facebook – X Games on Facebook will feature exclusive video, photo galleries, X Games Aspen Moment of the Day and behind the scenes content posted daily along with telecast and event information. The X Games Facebook page currently has more than 3.9MM fans. Join X Games on Facebook at Facebook.com/XGames
Twitter – ESPN X Games’ Twitter feed will featureinstant event updates, results, tweet to vote for the Big Air competitions and a behind-the-scenes look at X Games Aspen. Have something to say? Join the conversation using #XGAMES or @XGames in your tweet and follow us on the official X Games Twitter page at Twitter.com/XGames
Google + — X Games on Google+ includes exclusive athlete Hangouts, video, photo galleries and behind the scenes look at X Games Aspen along with telecast and event information. For all info visit: Google.com/+xgames
ESPN3 – ESPN3 will stream three hours of exclusive live coverage from X Games Aspen 2013.
WatchESPN – Fans will also be able to watch live coverage of every event on ESPN through their computers, smartphones or tablets via WatchESPN. WatchESPN delivers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line on PCs, smartphones and tablets to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS TV or Comcast Xfinity TV.
ESPN MobileTV – will provide 18 hours of live event coverage. Daily highlights and discipline highlights will be offered On Demand.
The X Games Aspen telecast will feature music from Calvin Harris, Major Lazer and Green Day and many more.
iTunes will be promoting a splash page available at www.itunes.com/xgames for everything X Games past and present. The splash page will feature video content, podcasts, apps, films and music. Sony, Microsoft, and Amazon will also have all daily highlights and discipline highlights from X Games Aspen available for purchase.
News Release & logo via Espn.com
The X Games Aspen 2013 returns to Aspen, Colo. on Jan. 24-27, 2013. The women’s field has been announced and it’s another stellar lineup for the popular winter games. Check out who made the cut and the schedule of events for the 2013 Aspen X Games.
Shaun White, Kelly Clark Among the First Wave of Athlete Invites
ESPN will launch into 2013 with X Games Aspen officially kicking off the global expansion – a six-event schedule that will conclude in Los Angeles in August. In May, ESPN announced it would be expanding the X Games to Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain – joining X Games Aspen, Los Angeles and Tignes taking the premier action sports event global.
ESPN will present X Games Aspen 2013 from January 24 – 27 bringing all the action back to Buttermilk Mountain for an 11th consecutive year. Celebrating 17 years of the winter version of X Games, this year’s competition will feature more than 200 athletes competing for medals and prize money in the sports of Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. ESPN and ABC will combine to televise 20 hours of live X Games Aspen competition in high definition. In addition, the Worldwide Leader in Action Sports will present all the X Games action on ESPN 3D.
The full list of first wave athletes invited to compete at X Games Aspen 2013 is available at www.xgames.com.
Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
All event times listed are Mountain Standard Time (MST) and subject to change. All competitions take place on Buttermilk at Aspen, Colo.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Skiing SuperPipe Men’s Elimination
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Elimination
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Snowmobile Freestyle Final
Friday, January 25, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Skiing Slopestyle Men’s Elimination
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Snowboard Street Round One & Final
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Skiing SuperPipe Women’s Fina
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Snowboard Big Air Round One & Final
8:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Skiing SuperPipe Men’s Final
Saturday, January 26, 2013
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Snowmobile Seeding
12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Final
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Women’s Final
2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. Snowmobile Speed & Style Final
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Skiing Big Air Round One & Final
7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Final
Sunday, January 27, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Skiing Slopestyle Men’s Final
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Snowmobile SnoCross Adaptive Final
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Skiing Slopestyle Women’s Final
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Snowmobile SnoCross Round One, LCQ & Final
7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Snowmobile Best Trick Final
7:45 p.m. – 9 p.m. Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Final
Visit Xgames.com for more info on the event and updated info.
It’s not winter yet but this video makes us kinda wish it was. Professional freeskier Jen Hudak takes the lead on this video and describes women’s freeskiing progression and as you can see in the video below it definitely has. This is an amazing video that showcases the best female freeskiing hardbodies in the world. RAD!
About Nine Queens:
Three years ago Nico Zacek, Germany’s number one freeski pro innovated the freeskiing world with an original event concept. The idea was simple: Nico built a distinctive jump obstacle and brought together the best athletes, photographers and film crews from all over the world and offered them perfect setting. From this winning formula NINE KNIGHTS was born and only three years later it has developed into one of the most anticipated freeski events in the world.
This big success was the reason why Nico thought about a female edition of his medieval spectacle. Who else could be the host of a NINE QUEENS Freeski event if not his good friend and Völkl team mate Virginie Faivre from Switzerland? Virginie, the current FIS- halfpipe world champion and repeated winner of the European Open, is now looking forward to inviting some of the best female freeskiers like Sarah Burke, Kaya Turski, Grete Eliasson, and Eva Patscheider to their contest highlight of the year. From March 21th to 25th the great skiing resort of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol (Austria) will be the host location for the NINE QUEENS chateau, a unique jump- and jib feature, built by the Schneestern crew who also built all NINE KNIGHTS obstacles. Some outstanding photographers and film crews will be on hand to record the best that the world’s female freeskiing royalty has to offer.
To help us all carry on Sarah’s legacy, please support the Sarah Burke foundation, you can find more info at: sarahburkefoundation.org
It’s with a heavy heart I share this sad news. While I never knew Sarah personally, I do know many of her friends and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah’s family, friends and loved ones. Sarah was a four-time Winter X Games champion from Canada. She crashed last week while training on the Eagle Superpipe in Park City, Utah.
January 19, 2012 - Groundbreaking Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke passed away at 9:22AM January 19, 2012 at the University of Utah Hospital from injuries sustained in an accident on the Eagle Superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. She was training for upcoming winter events.
As the result of Sarah’s fall, she suffered a ruptured vertebral artery, one of the four major arteries supplying blood to the brain. The rupture of this artery led to a severe intracranial hemorrhage, which caused Sarah to go into cardiac arrest on the scene. Emergency personnel responded and CPR was administered on the scene during which time she remained without a pulse or spontaneous breathing. Studies in the University of Utah Hospital Emergency Department indicated that she retained brainstem function. She was placed on life support and a protocol of therapeutic hypothermia was initiated to protect her brain. An angiogram indicated the site of arterial bleeding, and on Wednesday, January 11 the injured artery was successfully repaired.
After the operation, numerous neurological examinations, electrodiagnostic tests and imaging studies revealed that Sarah sustained severe irreversible damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and blood after cardiac arrest, resulting in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Sarah passed away peacefully surrounded by those she loved. In accordance with Sarah’s wishes, her organs and tissues were donated to save the lives of others.
While early reports in the media stated that Sarah’s injury was a traumatic brain injury, it is important to note that Sarah’s condition was the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain during cardiac arrest.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to Sarah’s dear friends for their love and support, and for traveling to Salt Lake City to comfort the family.
They would also like to thank the University of Utah Hospital and her physicians and care team in the Neuro Critical Care Unit for their incredible care and compassion.
The family was moved by the sincere and heartfelt sympathy expressed by people inspired by Sarah from all around the world. They have received a substantial number of inquiries from those who would like to make a contribution on behalf of Sarah. For more information, please go to http://www.giveforward.com/sarahburke.
A public celebration of Sarah’s life will be held in the coming weeks.
The press conference that was scheduled to take place today has been canceled. Please see the press release for the latest updates on champion skier Sarah Burke’s status.
Late last night, Rory Bushfield, Sarah’s husband, and members of her family met with physicians to discuss the results of Sarah’s most recent neurological tests and assessments. Based on the information they received, we regret to inform you that they have decided to cancel today’s press conference in order for further tests to be conducted this morning and in the coming days. The family wants to express their deep appreciation for the overwhelming support Sarah has received from all over the world. They ask that everyone continue to keep Sarah and Rory in their prayers. Rory and Sarah’s family remain at the hospital.
The family asks that the media continue to respect their privacy. At the family’s request, there will no further updates today from Sarah’s family or the hospital. Future updates will be released via her website at www.sarahburkeski.com.
Fans may continue to express their support via Sarah’s Facebook page and the hashtag #believeinsarah on Twitter.
Lead photo via smith optics facebook.
Champion freestyle skier Sarah Burke remains in critical condition after sustaining an injury during a routine training practice. A press conference will be held on Monday, January 16th. We’ll have more details tomorrow related to the press conference.
For Immediate Release
January 13, 2012 - Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke remains at the University of Utah Hospital in critical condition. She is under close monitoring by a multidisciplinary team coordinated by neurointensivist Safdar Ansari, M.D.
“Sarah remains in critical condition in the Neuro Critical Care Unit”, said Ansari. “With traumatic brain injury, our care is focused on addressing the primary injury and preventing secondary brain damage, as well as managing other injuries sustained at the time of the accident; all of which requires close monitoring and intensive care. At this moment, Sarah needs more time before any prognosis can be determined.”
More information about traumatic brain injury can be found from the following resources: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tbi/tbi.htm Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/
Friends and fans may continue to post their well wishes on Sarah’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Burke/50553451173.
A press conference will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012 at the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center. Details including time will be available on Sunday January 15.
Lead photo by one of Sarah’s Sponsors – Smith Optics. Props to them for embracing #STAYSTRONGSARAH. Sarah’s family would like #BelieveInSarah to trend, so we’ll be using that hashtag on twitter. Sarah’s friend and our twitter pal who takes awesome photos Jen Hudak shared some of her thoughts with ESPN.
Earlier this week we learned that Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke suffered serious injuries while training in Park City, Utah. The four-time winter X Games champion remains in critical condition after undergoing an operation.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah and her family during this tragic time. Thanks to Nicole, Sarah’s manager for keeping us updated. Help share your well-wishes to Sarah with #STAYSTRONGSARAH on Twitter or “Stay Strong Sarah” on facebook.
For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2012 – Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke remains in critical condition at the University of Utah Hospital after sustaining serious injuries during a training run at Park City Mountain Resort on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Burke underwent a successful operation to repair a tear to her vertebral artery which resulted in an intracranial hemorrhage at the time of her fall. William T. Couldwell, M.D. Ph.D., professor and chair of Neurosurgery at University of Utah performed the operation to repair the artery.
“With injuries of this type, we need to observe the course of her brain function before making definitive pronouncements about Sarah’s prognosis for recovery,” said Couldwell. “Our Neuro Critical Care team will be monitoring her condition and response continuously over the coming hours and days.”
Sarah’s family is grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of support from around the globe. Fans may continue to use Sarah’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Burke/50553451173 to express their wishes and receive updates.
The family also requests media and the public respect their privacy in order to give them time with Sarah at this critical stage.
Lead photo of Sarah holding her feature in OUTSIDE magazine via shaywill.com.
Canadian freestyle skier, Sarah Burke is in a coma after a serious head injury while training at Park City, Utah. The 29 year-old Burke is a four-time Winter X Games champion in the skiing superpipe.
Sarah played a major role in getting the halfpipe added to the 2014 Winter Games. She’s the 2005 halfpipe world gold medalist. Still two years away from the Olympics Sarah has been considered one of the gold-medal favorites in Sochi, Russia (home to the 2014 Winter Olympics).
Reports are that Sara was airlifted from Park City, Utah to Salt Lake City after crashing at the end of a training session.
The CEO of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association said sources had told him Burke is in a coma, but association spokeswoman Kelley Korbin said Wednesday her condition had yet to be confirmed.
“We’re trying to get more information as I speak,” Korbin said.
Burke, who was born in Ontario before moving to Whistler, B.C., is believed to have landed a trick on her feet before bouncing onto her head.
“What I’ve heard is that the crash itself didn’t appear to be that severe,” Korbin said, adding that it “obviously turned out to be very serious.”
According to The Saltlake City Tribune the family has requested not to release further details on Burke’s condition except to confirm that she’s alive and still at the hostpital. Nicole Wool, Sarah’s publicist shared with the paper in an email that Burke is “sedated and being monitored”. At the family’s request, hospital spokesman Phil Sahm could not release further details on Burke’s condition Wednesday morning except to confirm she was still at the hospital and still alive.
Sarah was preparing for the 2012 Winter X-Games held later this month. Read a recent interview with the skiing start on ESPN.com.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah and her loved ones. You can share your thoughts and well wishes on Sarah’s Facebook page or to her twitter account. Include the hashtag #STAYstrongSarah and let’s show how strong our support is while Sarah fights for her life.
UPDATE via Smith Opitics (one of Sarah’s sponsors)
On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke was transported by AirMed helicopter to University of Utah Hospital from Park City Mountain Resort after sustaining serious injuries during training. She is currently listed in critical condition in the hospital’s Neuro Critical Care Unit.
“Sarah sustained serious injuries and remains intubated and sedated in critical condition,” according to Safdar Ansari, M.D., a neurointensivist with University of Utah Health Care.
Sarah’s husband Rory Bushfield and her family are by her bedside and wish to express their sincere thanks to everyone, all over the world, for their heartfelt thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. “Sarah is a very strong young woman and she will most certainly fight to recover,” said Rory.
Sarah’s family has asked that fans and media respect their privacy during this difficult time. Sarah’s friends and fans are encouraged to post their well wishes on Sarah’s Facebook page.
Props to Smith for getting on board with the STAY STRONG SARAH movement. That’s a sign of a company that cares about their athletes!
Lead photo of Sarah holding her feature in OUTSIDE magazine via shaywill.com.
The Winter Dew Tour, in its fourth season, takes place this week in Breckenridge, Colorado. This winter action sports tour consists of three events over three months. Each tour stop includes snowboard superpipe & slopestyle as well as freeski slopestyle & superpipe.
The Dew Tour will bring out some of the biggest names in women’s winter sports. Kelly Clark was a dominate Hardbody on the contest circuit last year and look for her to continue her winning ways again this year. Veterans’ Gretchen Bleiler and Hannah Teter have their sights set on the winners circle and don’t be surprised if they are on the podium once again.
The full schedule of events for the Nike Open is as follows:
Thursday, Dec. 15th – Festival Village Opens at 9:00AM
9:15 AM – 1:15 PM – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifier
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Men’s Freeski Superpipe Qualifier
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifier
Friday, Dec. 16th – Festival Village Opens at 9:00AM
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM – Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM – Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final
1:45 PM – 4:00 PM – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final
Saturday, Dec. 17th – Festival Village Opens at 9:00AM
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final
2:00 PM – 2:40 PM – Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Nike Chosen One Rail Jam / Yelawolf Concert at the River Walk
Sunday, Dec. 18th – Festival Village Opens at 9:00AM
9:30 AM – 10:10 AM – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
For additional Winter Dew Tour event information, visit www.Allisports.com. Visit the Dew Tour Facebook page and follow @thedewtour on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information on the latest Winter Dew Tour action.
Complete 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Dec. 15-18, 2011
Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Jan. 19-22, 2012
Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
Feb. 9-12, 2012
Snowbasin Resort – Ogden,Utah
Jen Hudak, a 25 year-old skier, has five Winter X-game medals to her credit and her sights on the Olympics. Jen has also been victorious at the US Open, US Nationals, Dew Tour and more. She’s battle through injuries and managed to find an inner peace many people twice her age seek yet never reach. Jen ventured to Japan where she embarked on an “epic adventure” with incredible amounts of snow. In a video recently shared on ESPN.com Jen said something quite profound…
“I’m completely unplugged and that’s the best way to fully recharge.”
How awesome is that? Think about it. That’s a hardbody state of mind.
Check out this video from Jen’s trip to Japan. Pretty sic.
Find out more about Jen on her website: http://jenhudak.com
Lead image via neuproductions video linked above.