The US Olympic snowboard team, including a record seven gold medalists, lead some of the country’s top riders into the 2006-07 Chevrolet US Snowboard Grand Prix. The three-stop series, now in its 11th year, kicks off in Breckenridge, Colorado on December 14th and is set to spark some fierce competition.
The Drake dream team are on the loose touring snowdomes in the UK this September. With six of the world's top sponsored rides: Nate Kern, Seb Kern, Charlie Ball, Andy laird, Chris Kightley and Martin Robertson on the hill, these sessions promise to be awesome viewing.
Entries have been flooding in for the Garnier Fructis Pro challenge on 26th and 27th August, thanks to the biggest ever prize pool for a snowboarding event. The competition, which will take over the Perisher Blue terrain park later this month, is offering prize money of more than $100,000 over the 2-day contest.
The 2006 Burton Australian Snowboarding Championships has been cancelled due to insufficient snowfall. Event organizers met this weekend to discuss their options and, after careful consideration, decided that they could not provide riders with a quality event in the current snow conditions.
Austrian snowboarder Chris Kröll won the Big Air Sand N’ Snow Portimão 2006 this weekend. The Portuguese round of the Snowboard World Cup – presently in its 10th year – was held on Praia da Rocha, where more than 10,000 spectators turned out to watch the competition.
To celebrate the growing popularity of freestyle snowsports, the Orange AIM Series expands its calendar to incorporate six UK Championship events in 2006, adding the brand new Braehead Xscape in Glasgow to its list of existing venues.
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