Following the debut of the snowboardcross at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the Orange AIM Series prepares to return to Rossendale Ski Centre over 16-17th September for the British Artificial Snowboard/Skiercross Championships.
As home to some of UK’s hottest snowboarders such as Steve Bailey, Danny Wheeler and Stu Brass, Ski Rossendale has a thriving freestyle scene. More recent stars looking to secure their names in the Rossendale hall of fame and win a National title include 2005 British Artificial Snowboardcross Champion, Mollie Percival, 2006 Orange AIM Series Rail Jam Champ Colum Mytton and rising freeskier star, Joe Tomlinson.
Best described as a hybrid of snowboarding and motocross, the snowboard/skiercross championships will see competitors race against the clock and each other in heats of four until the fastest riders/skiers are left victorious. A more relaxed Big Air Jam will follow with riders showcasing their individual style and tricks over the 8m jump.
The Orange AIM Series is based on open entry and competitors compete in age categories, catering for all tastes, ages and performance levels. To check out the course layout, and for more info go to: www.orangeaimseries.com
Saturday 16th September: Snowboard Competition
09.00 – 10.00 – Registration
10.00 – 12.30 – Snowboardcross Championships
12.30 – 17.00 – Big Air Jam Session
17.00 – 18.00 – Prize Giving
Sunday 17th September: Ski Competition
09.00 – 10.00 - Registration
10.00 – 12.00 – Skiercross Championships
12.00 – 16.00 - Big Air Jam Session
16.00 – 17.00 – Prize Giving
Spectators keen to take part are offered one of 200 free taster lessons during the event courtesy of the Animal and Trespass Ski and Snowboard academies, in conjunction with Snowlife. The free beginner lessons will take place on Saturday from 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm and Sunday between 12pm–4pm. All participants will receive a free snow pack including, t-shirt, DVD, wallet and stickers. To secure a free lesson pre-register on: www.orangeaimseries.com