28/03/2007 | by Onboard
The Sista Sessions amateur freestyle female ski and snowboard competition will be taking place in Méribel, 3 Valleys, France from March 6–9th, 2007. It will be the first time that Méribel has hosted this female freestyle competition for skiers and boarders.
Sista Sessions will take place in the Méribel Moon Park in early March 2007. It is the penultimate stop on the Soul Gang Tour – an all-new European freestyle tour for female riders – and the winners will be invited to Pinky Jam in Italy (SGT finals) as well as Intergirlactik, a 3 star TTR event. Participants and pro-riders are invited from around Europe and accommodation deals are available.
With up to €3000 worth of prizes up for grabs, a friendly open format, and Meribel’s lively après ski scene, there will be something to gain for everyone involved.
The competition will cater for all levels of rider and aims to attract the largest number of participants possible. On day one, professional instructors from Alliance (Tignes) and Cabnine (Meribel) Snowboard Schools will be giving tuition to all levels and encourage girls to enter for day-2’s Slopestyle Jam. By working in close conjunction with the Moon Park – one of France’s premier snowparks – the course will offer a wide variety of girls’ specific obstacles (kickers, rails, boxes, hips and wall-ride). The jam session format and the range of hits will provide the best environment for girls to fully show off their skills.
Sista Sessions holds a unique appeal in that on day 3 the top amateur riders from each discipline will be invited on a backcountry photo shoot, guided by instructors and invited pros. Professional photographers and filmers will be present to capture the skills of the best 6 participants from the previous day in the outstanding terrain of the Méribel valley. Films and photographs of the shoot will be given to the winning girls.
Attending pro riders include: Rita Comi, Maude Richon, Aurélie Garcin, Posy Dixon, Sabrina Cuzas, Conny Bleicher, Sarah Martinais and Camille Imbert, who will be there to compete, to inspire and to guide the other competitors.
Sista Sessions will be covered by Snowfix Podcast (www.extreme.com/snowfix), Natalie Mayer (Whitelines magazine), Iñaki “Yuki” Lopez (freelance photographer), Cooler Magazine, Enjoy Riding magazine, Dark Summer, Yoz! Magazine, Exreme TV and Shralp! podcast.
Meribel’s bars and clubs will be close at hand at the start and end of each day to keep riders fed and watered. At the foot of the pistes below the Moon Park, Evolution Bar will offer deals on breakfast to help girls set up for a full day in the park. Following each day there is plenty of après ski on offer, with a chance for girls to have another look at their riding from the day. Next door to Evolution, Jacks Bar will host après ski events, with drinks deals, live music, video footage from each day and free pool if you’re still feeling competitive! The after party will be held in Dicks Tea Bar nightclub, with further drinks offers, Dj’s and footage and images from the whole competition. There will be free entry for all participants.
19.00: Welcome meeting (Riders, Media, Organisers and Teachers) and inscriptions at Jacks Bar
9.00: Meet at Evolution Bar (opposite the patinoire and bus stops at the Chaudanne) for Meribel lift passes
9.00: Inscription in Moon Park begins [Moonpark Shapers Hut]
10.00: Riders meeting and explanation of the event [Moonpark Shapers Hut]
12.00: BBQ starts
16.00-17.00: Video analysis of the day and après ski at Jacks Bar
9.00-10.30: Meet at Evolution Bar for Meribel lift passes
9.00: Inscription in Moonpark begins
9.00-10.30: Open session warm up
10.30: Riders meeting [Moonpark Shapers Hut]
11.00-12.30: 1st Jam Session
12.30-13.00: Barbeque/lunch break
13.00-15.00: 2nd Jam Session/Best trick contest
15.30: Prize Giving
18.00: Drinks, music, video of the day at Jacks Bar
8.00: Breakfast and meeting with winning riders at Evolution bar
9.00-20.00: Backcountry kickers and photoshoot with 6 finalists (food and drink available)
22.00: Photos and short film from the previous 3 days at Jacks Bar
23.00: After party at Dicks Tea Bar, free entry for all participants