In the first of what hopes to become many the 1st annual Technine King of the Desert snowboard comp went down at Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard park located in Lee Canyon on Mt Charleston. The event sponsored by Official Genius and McGhies Boardshop featured riders from all over the west coast but mostly Las Vegas and So-Cal. With the Technine team, Dylan Thompson, Andrew Brewer, Luke Haddock, Zander Blackmon, Ben Bildeau on hand to Judge the competion it became quite the throwdown. Young rippers, many of which are were on the T9 am team, were killing the course setup all day. DrinkBeerCrew666, Thug Krew, Skatin on em, Couch Boys and Parkfab came out representing hard both at the event and in the club at the afterparty at Body English inside the Hard Rock where things got a lil greasy and cant really rembenber what else. Good times! Special thinks to Cole Taylor, K-Mart and the entire Technine team, Las Vegas Ski Resort, Marie in Marketing Josh and his LV park staff, Official Genius, McGhies Boardshop, Jay Kapp of The Beatmobb, DJ Munkey, DJ Mondo, DJ Bangerz, DJ Flow, The Werkaholiks, DJ Mikey, Las Vegas Print Solutions, Graphic Install Group and im sure im forgetting someone so oh yea you too! !!! Awesome Event in Las Vegas cant wait for King of the Desert 2015 !!
1st Jaromie Nolan
2nd Tom Bennet
3rd Tommy Bacon
Best Trick: Christian Sparks
1st Jamie Madrid
2nd Amanda Propst
3rd Renee Shimada
Ski: Jordan Soloman
Jaromie Nolan – King of the Desert 2014
Jamie Madrid – Queen of the Desert
Christian Sparks – Best Trick
Renee Shimada – 3rd place
Jamie Madrid – Queen of the Desert
Christian Sparks – Best Trick
Jaromie Nolan 1st place – King of the Desert 2014
Snowdogg with the winner Jaromie Nolan
Andrew Brewer announcing and Tossing out swag
Tom Bennet – 2nd Place / DrinkBeerCrew
T9 at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
Cole Taylor, Curtis Hill, Snowdogg, Andrew Brewer, Dylan Thompson, Zander Blackmon, Ben Bildeau w/ Jon Molina !
Drink Beer Crew 666, Madrids, K-Mart, and friends.
Mike Brokeoff and Snowdogg
Luke Haddock, Andrew Brewer and Dylan Thompson
George Campoverde and Jay Kapp of the Beatmobb
Partying wit Brewer, John Boy, and T-Bone at Body English nightclub
Luke Haddock, Andrew Brewer and Dylan Thompson loungin in VIP at Body English
It;s back for the 6th year straight. Don;t ask how much it costs, just go and have fun, there’s usually free PBR. Good enough.
Last year, Lib Tech, which builds “b*itchin’” handmade boards really close to Canada (but not in Canada) pulled together the Near Canada Open, which is precisely what it claims to be: a rad snowboarding competition near our neighbor to the nord.
Sunday River happens to be near Canada. Thus, Lib Tech is coming back for a second year on March 15 with the help of Snowboarder Magazine, Eastern Boarder, and Crab Grab.
The event takes place on a jib-covered, slopestyle minipipe, which is a super cool format that allows for lots of creativity in riding. The course will be located on the Rocking Chair trail on Barker Mountain.
This year, Lib Tech riders Jesse Wright Burtner, Ted Borland, Brandon Reis, and Sam Hulbert, as well as G-sponsored athletes Max and Gus Warbington will be in attendance.
Arguably the best part about this event is that it’s free to enter: You just have to have a valid lift ticket and show up at Barker Lodge between 9 and 10 a.m. on the day of. You also need to be a snowboarder—sorry, skiers—and have a helmet. If you’re under 18, you’re also going to be a wanting to grab a parent’s signature.
In addition to cash, top performers will win prizes from Lib Tech, Poler, Arnette, and other brands, and one competitor will be invited to Lib Tech’s Holy Bowly this April in Park City, Utah.
For more information about this “b*tchin’ day of freedom-fueled progression on a ridiculously creative canvas of snow”, hit up the event page on sundayriver.com.
Crooks invites you on Friday, March 7th 2014 from 8pm-11pm at their Crooks & Castles Flagship as they celebrate their in store release of the MOOKEE X CROOKS & CASTLES COLLABORATION. Hope to see you there!
A benefit banked slalom in The Stash at Killington! A portion of the proceeds will go to The Molly Fund – to support families with a child battling cancer. Clear your calendar – we’ll see you in The Stash!!
Vans is counting down one week until the SXSW Music Festival! The return of the House of Vans will bring the world’s best emerging bands and iconic talent for five days and nights at one of Austin’s most beloved and eclectic music venues – the Mohawk. Curated in partnership with Pitchfork, SpinMedia (SPIN, Stereogum and VIBE), A$AP Mob, The Windish Agency, ATC and Flosstradamus – music fans will experience music genres ranging from classic punk to indie rock, gritty hip-hop to melodic dream pop, a touch of metal and everything in between. The official Vans SXSW Music Showcase will host punk rock legends X, hardcore favorite Cerebral Ballzy, hip hop virtuosos Tyler the Creator, Primus founder and frontman’s newest project, Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang and independent acts Cities Aviv, Gap Dream, and TEEN. Check out the full lineup, which includes newly announced performances from The Black Angels and ††† (crosses).
After checking out the House of Vans at the Mohawk, SXSW attendees can head down to the corner of 7th and Red River to check out the Vans Village that will include a full schedule of events as you navigate your way through SXSW. Opening its doors March 11, guests can visit the Vans Village pop-up store to shop exclusive House of Vans merchandise, a premium offering of Classic footwear and the limited edition return of Vans’ iconic band collaborations with Circle Jerks, Motörhead, Bad Brains and Rise Against.
Adding to the Vans Village experience, Vans BMX pro athletes Scotty Cranmer, Gary Young, Dakota Roche, Daniel Sandoval, Kevin Peraza and Austin local Sean Sexton will throw it down on the custom competitive BMX Ramp for exciting demos during the festival. After the tricks, the guys will be available for autograph signings open to the public throughout the day.
If you can’t make it to the House of Vans and need a music fix, the Vans Village will be showcasing local talent with Open Mic sessions. The 20 minute sets will run live from 1:30pm-4:00pm and 7:00-10:00pm daily and will feature all genres of music.
Finally, SXSW art enthusiasts have the chance to see the work of the world’s most talented poster artists in the scene at the FLATSTOCK 43 poster show at the Austin Convention Center. Vans artists Jay Howell, Rich Jacobs, Zio Ziegler, Russ Pope and Smithe will be at FLATSTOCK 43 for a special signing of silkscreened posters at noon, March 13 to 15. The artists will then make their way to the Vans Village for an Off The Wall gallery group show featuring daily live mural painting on a shipping container. Check out the full schedule of events from Vans during SXSW or at vans.com/sxsw.
Stratton Mountain and The Washed Up Cup bring you THE VERMONT OPEN, an event designed for snowboarders by snowboarders. There’s over $20,000 in prize money. For one weekend, snowboarders of all pedigrees come together to ride, compete, party and enjoy the snow. It’s a highlight of the season that’s not to be missed. This is truly open. The competition is open to all snowboarders and designed for amateurs, juniors, pros and snowboarding’s legends to compete in the same arena. Supporting the Ross Powers Foundation/Level Fund.
Magnetic Kitchen just launched a brand new line of laser cut skateboards via Kickstarter. The boards are produced by Chapman in nyc and Magnetic does all of the design and engraving work in Brooklyn as well. They are even inviting people to put their own art on the boards with this awesome process. Check out the Kickstarter page ASAP in order to get an early bird deck.
Last week Vans brought the legendary House of Vans tour stop to the Middle East in Cambridge, MA for 3 nights of concert mayhem. Each night featured a different genre of music with the first night featuring Dark Blue, Metz and Title Fight, the following night featured Cities Aviv, XXYYXX, and Earl Sweatshirt and the final night Weeknight, Baths and Anamanaguchi. All the shows were free with RSVP and some open to all ages. Vans completely took over the Middle East with custom awnings outside and signage and murals inside. They were even on hand to custom silkscreen your very own T-shirt to take home, not bad for a free show… We should add that some of the murals and signage will remain permanently at the Middle East so even if you missed the show you can still see the work and pity yourself for staying home years down the road. To add to the vibe, Vans also hosted an outdoor screening of “20 Years Off The Wall On The Snow” as well as a legit urban rail/demo sesh featuring some of the top riders in New England and their very own Nick “Pooch” Poohachoff.
You could always blame the weather for not making the shows, but we managed to make all 3 nights and so did everyone else despite the snow/ice/rain. Every night was drastically different with it’s own unique crowd and it’s a little weird going to an all ages show at first, if you haven’t been to one in awhile. Kind of took me back to high school, but hell, we were drinking back then too, so what’s the difference. The opening night saw a steady mosh pit and crowd surfing and by the time Title Fight was up, the Wizard Staff (security) had gotten their workout. The second night featuring Earl Sweatshirt was by far the most hyped night of the 3 night event and the Boston crowd was anxious for Earl to take the stage. Whether Earl was happy with the crowds energy was debatable but it was a good show nonetheless. Finally, the last night was more of your Japanese video game electronic scene which I don’t have the slightest goddamn clue what that is so I won’t even pretend to know. We definitely forgot our sunglasses for Anamanaguchi but thankfully the the rest of the Nintendo world was on point. Nothing a few PBR’s could’t fix.
Anyway, Vans is hoping to bring more stuff to the Boston area down the road and we hope so too, not just for the free shows, but for the scene in general. There were 3 nights with 3 very different crowds, but everyone walked away pretty stoked on scene (and their free T-shirt). Fingers crossed for next year, we’ll study up on the Japanese video game thing in the meantime. Thanks to Vans for making it happen!
Saturday March 1st
$10 Rider Registration – 8:30am-9:30am at las vegas ski & snowboard resort
“The Strip” Las Vegas Snowpark !
$500 Cash Prize for the KinG !
over 3k in product giveaways
Live music by DJ Jay Kapp of The BEATMOBB !!
brought to you by
McGhie’s Ski Bike and Board
Words by Josh Segovia
photos by Snowdogg, Josh Segovia, Cecily Warnke, Skatin on em and Dustin Amato
Another Rail Jam was in the works for winter enthusiasts this Presidents’ Day weekend at the “1st ever Mongo Smash” held at Eagle Point Ski Resort in Beaver. Featuring lots of local talent from kids to 18+ in both male and female divisions, skiers and snowboarders alike took to the park for their chance at a $1,000 top prize! “Mongo,” the fabricator of the features you see at Eagle Point terrain parks, put together this contest along with many local sponsors and brands including Lip Trix Board Shop, Official Genius, FYVE Board Co., Skatin On Em, Crooked Kingdom, Beach Break Board Shop, Thug Krew, Steez Magazine, Mc Ghie’s, Get Boards, Salty Peaks Board Shop and PARKFAB.
After a full day of battling it out, Christian Spark took the big check in the Men’s Open, Joey Fava in the Men’s Am, Fern Gully in Women’s Ski, Renee Shimada in Women’s Board, and JD Floen took the snowboard “Best Trick.” All of the podium holders came away with goodies and a winter season pass each! Keeping the sounds going through the competition was DJ Shred, keeping the competitors and spectators pumped up throughout the whole bash.
It’s safe to say everyone stuck it out til’ the end and enjoyed themselves very much.
A big thanks to Shane (CEO), BJ (marketing coordinator), Mongo (PARKFAB), all the riders, family and friends, sponsors and Eagle Point Resort in Beaver, Utah, for making it a successful event and keeping us enjoying and visiting your resort in this very competitive season. We hope to see more of these awesome events in the near future for our snow enthusiasts to come out and enjoy!
So-Gnar comes to Summit this weekend with a pretty rad camp stop. GNU Snowboards is taking over this stop as the Regional Tour partner. Come Get Weird with Gnu riders Stefan Krumm and Mikey Swearingen. They will be hanging out, shredding with everyone, and giving away a FREE Snowboard to the weirdest camper having the most fun at camp. Sign up now!
Camp Cost, $150/ 2 day camp. Meet and Shred with Pro’s, Learn New Tricks and get hooked up with Huge Amounts of Product giveaways!
Lift tickets NOT included.
Saturday, Feb. 22nd – Day 1 – Daily Schedule
• 8:00 am – 9:00am – Registration for camp in lodge
• 9:00 am – Introduction & group campers up with coaches
• 9:30 am – Hop on the lifts
• 9:30 am – 12:30pm – Shred
• 12:30 pm – Break for Lunch, waxing clinic and creative art session
• 1:30 pm – 3:00pm – Shred with coaches
• 3:00 pm – 3:30pm – So-Gnar Team & Guest Pro’s Shred Demo
• 3:30 pm – end of day (campers meet up with parents)
Sunday, Feb. 23rd – Day 2 – Daily Schedule
• 9:00am – campers meet up w/coaches, stencil clinic
• 9:15am – Hop on the lifts
• 9:30am – 12:00pm – Shred
• 12:00pm – Break for lunch, waxing clinic and creative art session
• 1:00pm – 2:30 – Progression Session (on-snow)
• 3:30pm – 4:30pm – Awards, Pro Autograph Signings & Free swag giveaways
• 4:30pm: end of camp
This is probably gonna be one of the raddest shows you’ve ever been too so get off your ass and just go. Lot F is super dope and the dudes from the Pre-Vinylite Society are some of the best around – truly talented. March 14th at 7pm is the opening reception, check the fbook event page out.
Video Games comes to Waterville Valley Resort this Saturday the 22nd and Waterville is busting out a dope setup as usual. The event is past the halfway point but there’s still time to get involved. Sign up today.
The 2nd Annual Mike Baker Banked Slalom is set for March 14th at Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire.This years contest will have a 2 run format with heavy drinking and the fastest time of the 2 runs counting. there will be some drinking again and $1500 in cash prizes, as well as more drinking and shenanigans. Head over to the event page for more.