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Snowboard Garden Festival 2016 – October 13th, 14th & 15th, Grenoble, France

Since 2011 the Snowboard Garden Festival has been marking the start of the season in the heart of the French Alps, bringing people together from all four corners of the snowboard world before winter officially kicks in. The sixth incarnation of Snowboard Garden Festival takes place on October 13th to 15th in the Palais des Sports, Grenoble.

The hundred people volunteer team is doing its best to bring as much people as possible into snowboarding culture. There will be movies, concerts, skateboarding, art shows, brands and resorts presenting the last products.. In 2016, we expect to reach 25.000 visitors over the 3 days.

The festival remain really affordable. Indeed people can give what they like to support the festival until 8pm and when arriving after 8pm. The association is doing its best to keep this door policy.

International Film Festival

In 2016, the Film Festival gathers around 25 projects from all around the world. From local crews to major productions, this year selection is a must see. More than 70 riders and producers are making the trip to the Garden to share their love of snowboarding with everyone. Victor Daviet will welcome all the crews on stage to introduce the different movies.

Thursday 13th

Postland Theory – ‘The Fourth Wall’ (GB)

Different Vision Prod – ‘Searching For’ (EU)

Runway Films – ‘Full Moon’ (CA)

Almo Film – ‘Crétins des Alpes’ (FR)

Method Mag – ‘Method Mag Movie’ (EU)

Vans Europe – ‘#FIRSTLAYER Japan’ (EU)

Friday 14th

Snowboarder Mag – ‘Resolution’ (US)

Niels Schack & Sparrow Knox – ‘Loose Change’ (EU)

The Union Binding Company – ‘Stronger’ (Inter)

Olivier Gittler – ‘Retrospection’ (FR)

Nitro – ‘Boom’ (Inter)

Bode Merill & Jon Ray – ‘Reckless Abandon’ (US)

BYND x MDLS – ‘Forever Vacation’ (SWE)

Eiki Helgasson – ‘Island Born’ (ISL)

Halldor Helgasson & Sage Kotsenburg – ‘Dayumm’ (ISL/US)

Saturday 15th

VG AM – ‘Half Off’ (US)

Different Direction – ‘Gold of soul’ (AUT)

Xavier De le Rue (FR)

RedBull Media House – ‘Fourth Phase’ (US)

Minority – ‘Hobby’ (FR)

Workers (FR)

Wildcats – ‘Never Die’ (CA)

Absinthe – ‘After Forever’ (EU)

Transworld Snowboarding – ‘Insight’ (Inter)

Confirmed Riders

Victor Daviet (FR) / Victor De le Rue (FR) / Halldor Helgasson (ISL) / Gigi Rüf (AT) / Eero Ettala (FIN) / Sage Kotsenburg (US) / JF Pelchat (CA) / Arthur Longo (FR) / Kevin Backstrom (SE) / Tor Lundstrom (SE) / Eiki Helgasson (ISL) / JP Solberg (NO) / Romain De Marchi (CH) / Elias Elhardt (AT) / Ethan Morgan (DE) / Robin Van Gyn (CA) / Leanne Pelosi (CA) / Markus Keller (CH) / Thomas Delfino (FR) / Sylvain Bourbousson (FR) / Kas Lemmens (NL) / Benny Urban (DE) / Sven Thorgen (SE) / Sebbe de Buck (BE) / David Bertschinger Karg (CH) / Niels Shack (FR-DK) / Olivier Gittler (FR) / Valérian Ducourtil (FR) / Will Smith (GB) / Max Buri (CH) / Anto Brotto (FR) … More to be confirmed

Live Music

Winter is coming, let’s party everyday! Live shows are scheduled each days of the festival to remind us and get prepared for the coming après-ski session.

Thursday : 8er$ / Rawlins / Trinix / JM & MR Cardboard

Friday : Leopard Ale / NoFlipe / Smokey Joe & the Kid

Saturday : Workers x Distillery Party / Ordoeuvre / Iphaze


Around 40 stands from all walks of the snowboard community make up the Village and bring with them a glimpse into mountain lifestyle. Will be present Salomon, Picture Organic Clothing, Pull In, Union, Capita, Ride, Rossignol, Burton, Borealis, Easy Snowboards, Protect Our Winter, Mizu, Volcom, Electric, Les Deux Alpes, Chamrousse, Villard de Lans, clubs & associations..

Besides the stands, the Village is made up of various activities: a beginner’s mini-piste, a skateboarding plazza, trampolines, signing sessions, product give aways, art shows, exhibitions…


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