Tom Sims Retro Worlds Snowboarding Championships


Retro boards. A hand-dug halfpipe. A grand slalom course. Good times, great friends. From March 27th–28th, the 32nd Annual Tom Sims Retro World Snowboarding Championships are coming to Boreal Mountain, CA to celebrate our heritage and community in grand fashion. Past meets present with legends like Chris Roach, Terry Kidwell, and Shaun Palmer riding alongside current pros like Mark McMorris, Danny Davis and Eric Messier.

complete schedule on Boreal’s Website

We look forward to seeing you there.

Posted by: Official Genius | March 24, 2015 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

5th Montafon Banked Slalom

last weekend, Gargellen, Austria, was once again the theater of the #5 annual Montafon Banked Slalom.
Despite a changeable weather, around 140 racers battled through 21 banks, handshaped by the crew for the last two weeks.
This year riding level made it to the next step with riders like Terje Haakonsen, Stefan Maurer, Christian Haller, Nicholas Wolken, Marco Feichtner, Elias Elhardt or Marco Smolla!
Montafon Banked Slalom2
Overall an exiting event growing every year and giving back to snowboarding.
The vibe at the price giving was pretty electric with The Vagoos on stage to wrap up a day dedicated to what we love the most, sliding sideways surrounded by friends.
Don’t miss out next year edition!

Stay banked.

Women ranking:
1. Sarka Pancochova
2. Cheryl Maas
3. Simone Burtscher

Men ranking:
1. Terje Haakonsen
2. Christian Haller
3. Stefan Maurer
4. Nicholas Wolken
5. Marco Feichtner

Thanks again to our sponsors: DEELUXE, LIB TECH, 686 and ROME

As well as all supportive partners: Method Mag, Stance, Coal Headwear, One Ball Jay, Dakine, Capita Super Corporation, Union Binding Company, VONZIPPER, Ninja Gloves, Schischule Gargellen, Gargellen

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3.21 – Technine’s “King of the Desert 2″ at Las Vegas


$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 Shred! + opening set by DJ Jay Kapp !

Technine Snowboarding
Official Genius
McGhie’s Ski Bike and Board
Skatin On Em
Subaru of Las Vegas

Posted by: Official Genius | March 18, 2015 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Setting the Record Straight on Summer at HCSC 2015

High Cascade is going to operate six sessions of snowboarding, skateboarding, activities, and fun in Government Camp this June, July, and August just like we have for the last twenty-five years.  


I’ve gotten wind of a rumor going around that camp is being cancelled this summer due to a lack of snow. Let me assure you, we are going to have all six sessions this summer on Mt. Hood. There’s no denying that we have had a shortage of snowfall in the Pacific Northwest. Things aren’t perfect out here, but they aren’t nearly as bad as some are making it out to be. 

complete snow farming

Here’s some of the facts. Many times when it is raining on the lower portion of the mountain, our zone has been receiving snow. HCSC has also been working with Timberline to farm snow in our lane. I won’t bore you with all of the details, but if you are interested in more info, check out these articles:


Snow Farming on Mt. Hood

Summer Snowboarding on Mt. Hood

The Current State of Affairs at Timberline



I am asking for your help to set the record straight. If you hear someone repeating some outlandish rumor that they heard (e.g. “High Cascade isn’t going to happen this year,” “High Cascade is moving to Canada/Argentina/a snow-dome in Dubai this summer,” etc.) please set them straight.  High Cascade is going to operate six sessions of snowboarding, skateboarding, activities, and fun in Government Camp this June, July, and August just like we have for the last twenty-five years.  

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3.28 – Cutting Edge Banked Slalom


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Guest Pro Snowboarders and Sponsors Named for 2015 Summer Snowboarding Camps


March 10, 2015 (COPPER MOUNTAIN, COLORADO) – Join Joe Sexton, Scott Stevens and many more pros on the massive amount of snow at Copper Mountain this summer.  Woodward Copper stockpiled more than 146 acre-feet of manmade snow and 17 feet of natural snow for campers to enjoy on Central Park this summer.  Snowboarders will also be able to learn new tricks on-snow into the new BagJump NIP this June and July.

A day at snowboarding summer camp consists of riding on snow at Copper’s Central Park Terrain Park, time in The Barn and afternoon sessions at the Pavilion Terrain Park. With state of the art facilities, campers can use a Burton ParkBoardTM to learn new snowboard tricks into foam pits, hone in skills on tons of trampolines and spend time skating the transitions indoors.  Woodward campers also have the opportunity to hike, rock climb, attend skate tours, create-a-skate and more.

2015 Woodward Copper Summer Snowboard Camp Dates:
•    June 7 – 13 – Saga Outerwear Week
•    June 14 – 20 – Never Summer and Zeal Optics Week
•    June 21 – 27 – So Gnar, 686, Sandbox, POW gloves and Spacecraft Week with Guest Pro Pat Milberry
•    June 28 – July 2 – Gnu and Lib Tech Week: Grom Week (Ages 8-12)
•    July 5 – 11 – Videograss, Capita, Union and Coal Week with Guest Pros Scott Stevens and Joe Sexton
•    July 12 – 18  – Burton, Anon and Analog Week
•    July 19 – 25 – Ride Snowboards Week with AMs Brandon Davis, Seamus O’Connor and Spencer Whiting
•    July 26 – 30 – K2 Snowboarding Week: Grom Week (ages 8 – 12)

Campers can save $200 by booking before March 16 with promo code 10188. Click here or call 1-888-350-1544 for additional information or to register for camp.


Visit for lodging steals, event details, everything Woodward Copper and more. Stay connected all year long at or @CopperMtn on Twitter and Instagram. Keep up with Woodward Copper at or @WoodwardCopper on Twitter and Instagram.

Media Note
More info, broadcast-quality photos and video footage of Woodward Copper are available here.
For more information, contact:
Ashton Maxfield

Stephanie Sweeney
Copper Mountain Communications
970-968-2318 ext. 38849

Posted by: Official Genius | March 10, 2015 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Zappos Park Jam

Congrats to
Matt Schaeffer, Draven Gardener and Steven Wells for placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and

Ricky Crilley – Best Trick – “Frontside Boardslide through the kink.”

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Snowboarders Skipped School and Work to Celebrate Snowboarding at Brighton Resort on 3/2/15

SALT LAKE CITY, UT  (March 3, 2015) – From the looks of the crowd gathered to watch 163 snowboarders compete in the 7th Annual ThirtyTwo Day event yesterday, you would think school and work were canceled for the Holiday.  Schools weren’t officially closed in honor of the Holiday this year, but maybe they should be next year.  Brighton Resort and ThirtyTwo put on this free event to give everyone a chance to celebrate snowboarding with Banked Slalom and Rail Jam contests.

Ranging from a three year-old to a Grandpa, Snowboarders of all ages and experience levels gathered at the base of Milly to celebrate ThirtyTwo Day 2015.  Thirteen year-old Jade Thurgood was certainly noticed by the pros as well as the rest of the contest attendees with her backflips in the rail jam.  The pros in attendance included Chris Grenier, Scott Stevens, Brandon Hobush, Jeremy Jones and Seth Huot.



Chris Grenier booking through the berm


ThirtyTwo degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature snow is made, and that’s just what happened making it a pow day.  Hailee Mattingley pushes off for a good start in heavy snowfall.



The Banked Slalom course was very technical, and Stephanie Feld used finesse to make the podium.

ThirtyTwo Day combines the rider’s place in the Banked Slalom event with their place in the Rail Jam for the overall win. ThirtyTwo Team Riders Chris Grenier, Scott Stevens and Brandon Hobush judged the Rail Jam.



Tristan Dominating the ThirtyTwo Rail for the Win

Overall ThirtyTwo Day Results:

1. Nick Kolkman
2. Everest Arnold
3. Drew Elm

1. Madison Blackley
2. Hailee Mattingley
3. Stephanie Feld

Banked Slalom Results:

1. Griffin Siebert – 40.68 seconds
2. Seth Hout – 40.90 seconds
3. Everest Arnold – 41.48 seconds

1. Stephanie Feld – 46.43 seconds
2. Gillian Montgomery – 47.82 seconds
3. JeJawn Allen – 47.85 seconds

Rail Jam Results:

1. Tristan
2. Nick Kolkman
3. Dilly

1. Hailee Mattingley
2. Jade Thurgood
3.  Madison Blackley

For the latest on ThirtyTwo and Brighton, connect with the brands here:
·      Twitter/Instagram: @ThirtyTwo and @BrightonResort
·      The Web: and
·      Facebook:
·      Youtube:

Photo Credit for all photos above: Gillian Montgomery.

About ThirtyTwo:
Established in 1995, ThirtyTwo was created by snowboarders for snowboarders.  Rider-owned and privately held since day one, ThirtyTwo has led the snowboard market with new and never before seen innovations in technology, performance, comfort and eco-friendly initiatives.  All ThirtyTwo products have been tested and approved by the best snowboarders in the world.  For additional information, visit

Posted by: Official Genius | March 4, 2015 | Categorized under: Events

3.13 – Mike Bakers Banked Slalom at Waterville Valley


Posted by: Official Genius | February 28, 2015 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Park Jam Schedule



The Zappos RideShop group invites you to join us on First Friday and Saturday for the first ever Downtown ParkJam event March 6th and 7th. Sponsored by ParkFab and!

Professional snowboarders jibbing rails 30’ above Las Vegas Blvd, food, music, and much more!

Tickets are free and the public is welcome.


LAS VEGAS – Catch some air in downtown Las Vegas at Park on Fremont‘s Park Jam, an outdoor extreme sports celebration set to take over the lot next to the popular bar and eatery on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7.


In collaboration with Park Fab and Kore Exhibits, Park on Fremont and Corner Bar Management Group will create a resort-style winter wonderland in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. Park Jam will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6 with a family-oriented celebration featuring an urban skateboarding inspired ramp, vendor booths from brands such as Zappos, Burton, Official Genius, DC, Zeal, Powder and Sun, ParkFab, Fyve and Vans, live music from DJ Stellar presented by the Red Bull MXT truck, an art contest, taco stand, beverages and more. Local artists will show off their talents by turning the snowboard ramp into a one-of-a-kind work of art using a number of different techniques, with the end product being taken to Eagle Point Resort in Utah. Children can learn to ride like the pros do through simulation rides on Burton’s kids’ boards.


Park Jam will culminate with the highly-anticipated snowboarding competition starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. The contest will feature professional snowboarders including Drayden Gardner, Scotty Vine, Lou Macias, Johnny Lazz, Ricky Crilley and other surprise riders. The competition will be announced by Dave Duncan, a nationally recognized professional athlete and sports announcer who served as the voice of the snowboard half pipe competition at the Park City Olympics in 2002. Spectators will be able to view practice runs and live replays on giant screens surrounding the venue while enjoying samples from brands including Tito’s Vodka and RESQWATER, a hangover prevention beverage. Inspire Lounge, located directly across the street from Park on Fremont, will open each of its levels for viewing starting at 6 p.m., with VIP viewing available from the balcony area.




Instagram competition! We are giving away a this ‪#‎titosvodka‬ ‪#‎snowboard‬ March 6th! To enter you must
1. Post a photo or video of you on Instagram in the snow or snowboarding with the hashtag ‪#‎TitosParkJam‬
2. Tell us why you love ‪#‎Parkonfremont‬
3. Tag 3 people below!
Winner will be direct messaged with info on picking up your prize!

Confirmed Riders include:


Park on Fremont spruces up Downtown Las Vegas with innovative bar fare and an eclectic art collection set in a laid-back area for dining indoors and antique tables in a lush garden outdoors. The rustic 2,500-square-foot interior boasts dark woods, a reclaimed herringbone floor and a 1960s-era jukebox. Out back, plants and flowers overtake the landscape of the patio, creating objects d’art from eroded items such as a footed bathtub overlooking the outdoor bar and a Cinderella-style carriage situated on the rooftop. The gastropub offers a flavorful menu including Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches, Cali Mex Burgers and Philly Mac and Cheese Steaks. The drink menu offers a wide variety of beer selections from around the world, distinctive gin and vodka selections, specialty bloody marys and cocktails served in mason jars.

Park on Fremont is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Brunch is available on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available at, on FacebookTwitterand


Corner Bar Management Group was founded inDecember 2012 with the opening of Commonwealth, a pre-Prohibition cocktail style bar on 525 E. Fremont St. in Downtown Las Vegas. The bar was quickly recognized as one of “7 New Reasons to Hit Las Vegas” by the New York Post and its speak-easy, The Laundry Room, was recently named “Best Cocktail Bar of the Year” by Nightclub & Bar and among Playboy’s “Best Bars of 2014.” Shortly following the success of Commonwealth, Park on Fremont opened in March 2013 down the block at 506 E. Fremont St. A popular neighborhood bar and restaurant, Park on Fremont is widely known for its distinctive, whimsical design, handcrafted cocktails and laid back menu. Corner Bar opened its first venture on the Las Vegas Strip in March 2014 with BLVD. Cocktail Company, a progressive mixology bar serving flavorful cocktails and live entertainment, with the centerpiece of a baby grand piano. Early this fall, Corner Bar introduced two new concepts: Due & Proper and Whist, both located in The District at Green Valley Ranch. All of Corner Bar Management Group’s projects are art, mixology and design forward. Corner Bar Management Group is a partnershipbetween Ryan Doherty and Justin Weniger, along with varying partnerships among the different venues.

PARKFAB was built by riders for riders, and focuses on the planning and execution of any extreme sports events involving snow, dirt, water and everything in between. Owned and operated by action sports fanatics Shawn “Mongo” Darling and Keith “The Legend” Pfahler, PARKFAB focuses on the love and passion of extreme sports, and aims to bring these events to life through strategic planning, building, coordination and execution. To learn more about PARKFAB, visit their Instagram or Facebook pages.

Eagle Point Resort, located 18 miles east of historic Beaver, UT and a scenic 3.5 hour drive from Las Vegas or Salt Lake City, is an all-seasons destination resort offering snow sports, lodging, high-quality dining and entertainment, mountain biking, summer activities and day excursions to nearby attractions like Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. The resort features over 600 skiable acres, 40 named runs, 1500 vertical feet, 5 lifts and endless adjacent backcountry terrain.

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3.2 – 32 Day at Brighton Resort

The snowboarders’ holiday, ThirtyTwo Day, is next Monday (3/2/15) and I wanted to invite you to come celebrate with us at Brighton Resort. Everybody is invited to race in the Banked Slalom and stay for the Rail Jam.


At 32 Day, snowboarders can compete alongside their friends, favorite pros and AMs in the Banked Slalom. Registration for the 32 Day events begins at 8 a.m.

Please feel free to post this info as we want the entire world to celebrate ThirtyTwo day with us.

Posted by: Official Genius | February 25, 2015 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Flow Contests


DARWIN ABT: Never deep or steep enough and it carves like a knife.

This quiver filler was designed in collaboration between Dale Rehberg and Mike Basich is not just a powder hungry bandit, it actually works incredibly well on hard pack as well. The directional shape with its swallowtail and 2 piece ABT was designed around the camber and side-cut to give us “the sickest snowboard ever made.” Lose yourself in the tranquility of the wood veneer top-sheet, zenned out graphics and bamboo sidewalls or take it for a spin to see for yourself. An inspirational board from tip to tail is what we set out to build, and now we have it.

For more information on the DARWIN ABT snowboard click here:

To enter to win a DARWIN ABT snowboard click the link HERE and fill out the contest form:


Posted by: Official Genius | February 20, 2015 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

2.28 – ALE INVITE 2015

The Ale Invite is a 5* WST Big Air Contest, hosted by Henry Jackson, with 20 of the world’s top riders fighting it out for a 20,000 USD prize purse.

The event will happen on the 28th February 2015, with the live schedule running between 15:45 and 21:25 local time. Please check out the website for more information,


Posted by: Official Genius | February 18, 2015 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

2.21 – The Raw Video at the Market

cabot cinema piff juice

To Celebrate the Cabot Cinema’s skate movie night, The Market skatepark will be hosting an open skate session.

Our friends at the Cabot Cinema are hosting a skate movie night at 286 Cabot street, Beverly MA at 7:30 pm Saturday February 21, 2015.

Starting immediately after the skate videos end, there will be an open session lasting until 11pm at 206 Cabot Street Beverly MA.


*Anyone who attends the skate movie night will be allowed to skate for free as long as they present their ticket stub upon entry to The Market Skatepark.

*Anyone who does not have a ticket stub, will be able to skate for $6.00

*Anyone under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign a waiver.

*Anyone under 18 will also be required to wear a helmet.

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3.14 – Mongo Smash at Eagle Point, Beaver Utah


#followthesnowflake‬ to 2nd Annual Mongo Smash Rail Jam! $1000 bucks up for grabs in men’s open! Stay for the Mongo Bash after party at Canyonside lodge @skieaglepoint! $40 dollar lift tickets covers your entry to comp! 40% off lodging this weekend! No excuses! #followthesnowflake ‪#‎fyve‬ @ridealday @5fyve @inicooperative @officialgenius @pistenbullyusa @petersonequipment @killnthegame_ @skatinonem @sboji_facewear @nationheadwear @skieaglepoint ‪#‎gettothepoint‬ ‪#eaglepoint‬ ‪#‎railjam‬

Posted by: Official Genius | February 10, 2015 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard