26/10/2012 | by Intern McIntern
Flow Snowboarding will continue its role this year as the title sponsor of the 10-day long snowboarding festival Flow Tailgate Alaska. The festival is heading into its sixth year and will take place March 29- April 7. Flow Snowboarding will also be sponsoring Flow World Freeriding Championships, and the Flow World Freeride Festival in Valdez set to take place during the festival.
Dale Rehberg from Flow Snowboarding describes the distinctiveness of the festival, “Flow Tailgate Alaska is a special event that brings together the spirit of what snowboarding is. The people and the environment around the event is what snowboarding is all about and the location is somewhere everyone should aspire to ride at least once in their life.”
Read on for more on the event from Flow Snowboarding:
Flow Snowboarding will return as the title sponsor for the 10-day long festival of Flow’s Tailgate Alaska, the Flow World Freeriding Championships, and the Flow World Freeride Festival in Valdez, Alaska commencing March 29-April 7, 2013. Going into its sixth year, this event has become one of the most popular and respected experiences among the snowboard community.
Come March, Thompson Pass will be taken over by snowboarding’s most elite riders, its dedicated backcountry enthusiasts, and a good size portion of the shred industry as they congregate in the middle of the renowned Chugach range. Participants are able to access the mountains via helicopter, snowmobile and hiking in the terrain immediately surrounding the base-camp facility. When not taking deep turns in untouched powder, riders and skiers have the opportunity to partake in daily snow-science classes, roam around nightly beer gardens, along with other group activities provided by the organizers.
The number of tickets available to the public has been limited to 150 attendees. Event founder Mark Sullivan explains, “Our goal is to ensure deep, untracked powder for every participant. Limiting tickets will allow for fantastic snow conditions for everyone who makes it.”
Amidst the excitement of Flow Tailgate Alaska 2013 will be the Flow World Freeriding Championships that is a contest focused on big mountain riding in the marvelous peaks of the area. The Flow World Freeriding Championships are set to take place April 1-2, 2013.
Flow rider Mike Basich shares his enthusiasm towards the continued sponsorship of the event, “You’re never going to feel 100% ready for Alaska. Just go! Flow and the Tailgate crew will be there to welcome you for 2013!”
Tickets are on sale now. For more information check out www.tailgatealaska.com . Get yourself signed up and ready to ride some of the most amazing mountains in the World!