12/03/2014 | by Sam Oetiker
After successfully bringing the legendarily laid-back Vans Hi-Standard Series to Europe in 2013, Vans are proud to announce its return for 2014! With a unique competition format dedicated to bringing back and honoring individual style, creativity and ‘self-expression’, the Vans Hi Standard is not your average contest; rotations over 720 are not permitted, and having fun is mandatory.
Two equally epic, yet quite different, European resorts will host the 2014 edition: Austria’s favourite shred destination; Mayrhofen, and Scotland’s infamous Cairngorm Mountain.
More than 200 ‘competitors’ got together and chucked themselves of the kickers last year, proving that true snowboarding is all about having fun and celebrating the grassroots of snowboarding, the Vans way. The judging criteria remains the same in 2014, so the more style and trick variety you have, the more Van Doren Dollars – CASH – you go home with. It’s super relaxed, but riders must stay sharp; repetition of tricks will be punished!
Alongside the Big Air contest, each event will also include a rail jam as well as prizes for the most monied rider, and the worst bail. To round off the day everyone is invited to join the famous Van Doren BBQ. The Vans Hi-Standard series invites every passionate snowboarder out there come down, no matter if you are a seasoned pro or madcapped amateur, old dude or youngster, boy or girl, we’ve a category for all, so everyone’s guaranteed a fair contest and a change to grab those Vans Doren Dollars! See you on the hill.
March 22nd 2014 Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen/AT
April 5th 2014 Cairngorm, Scotland/UK
Sign-up: 8:30 am
Contest Start: 10:00 am