Burton Tours

Burlington, VT (December 18, 2014) – Burton Snowboards is excited to announce the lineup for two of the most anticipated traveling snowboard event series of the year: the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival Presented by MINI, an eight-stop, on-snow community snowboarding festival for riders of all ages, and the 2nd Annual Party in Your Park snowboard contest series, a 17-stop, grassroots tour celebrating the fun in contest snowboarding. Completely free and open to the public, every event stop offers good times for the entire family all winter long.


First up is the Burton Mountain Festival. As a community event from a community of snowboarders, the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival is the most extensive, interactive snowboard demo experience in North America and features programs and activities for friends, family and riders to enjoy. Every stop of the tour will feature the 2015 Burton demo fleet, which gives riders the chance to try out Burton’s latest 2015 boards, boots and bindings all for FREE.

2015-Burton Mountain Festival-Poster

New this year, the 2015 Burton Girls Ride Day series will take place at select stops along the Burton Mountain Festival tour, offering exciting women’s-specific programming, product demos and events from Burton Girls. Look for a girls-only, luxury on-snow Burton Girls tent with dedicated female staff on-hand to help riders choose the best new women’s gear to try from Burton. And on Saturdays from 10:30 am – 5 pm, meet up at the Burton Girls tent for complimentary breakfast, check out a women’s hardgoods demo, take laps with fellow female riders and Burton Girls, enjoy special Burton Team appearances and après the afternoon away. Visit www.burtongirls.com/calendar for all the details.


Next up, kids as young as three will have the chance to try snowboarding at FREE Riglet Parks at every Burton Mountain Festival stop. The innovative Riglet program gives little ones a fun introduction to snowboarding in a learning park built specifically for them. To make learning even easier, Burton will provide FREE snowboards, boots and bindings for the smallest kids to borrow. Certified snowboard coaches will also be on hand to help kids learn to ride on mini features like boxes, ramps and rails at no cost.

2015-Burton Party In Your Park-Poster

The good times don’t end there. Burton Mountain Festival stops will also feature special guest appearances by Burton Team riders, après entertainment with music and fun activities to cap off a great day of riding. Each stop will also have an amazing sponsor village with FREE activities and fun giveaways from the event’s partners. Head to the MINI, Paul Mitchell and Garmin tents to get in on all the action, including a chance to try the Garmin VIRB – the HD action camera with the ability to record data such as speed, altitude and GPS position.


And to top it all off, one of the most exciting parts of the Burton Mountain Festival is the 2015 Party In Your Park contest series held all around the country starting this week through March 2015. Unlike any other event series in snowboarding, Party In Your Park allows each participating resort to create its own unique course for riders. From urban to organic, the Party In Your Park courses stay true to the personality of each individual host resort.


It’s easy for riders to compete at Party In Your Park – there’s no registration fee and snowboarders can simply show up and drop in. Riders in each local contest will be added to one of three teams who work together during the event. Members of the winning team will walk away with a great prize, and the best riders at each contest will be invited to compete in the West Coast and East Coast finals taking place during the Brighton and Seven Springs events. To sweeten the deal, the top ranking riders at the West Coast and East Coast finals may earn a chance to compete on the coveted global stage at next year’s Burton Rail Days event in Tokyo, Japan. For more Party In Your Park tour details, stay tuned towww.facebook.com/BurtonSnowboards.


Both the Burton Mountain Festival and Party In Your Park are coming to resorts near you, so be sure to check out full schedules below:


2015 Burton Mountain Festival Presented by MINI Tour Stops

Jan 2nd – 4th                            Mt. Hood Meadows Resort, OR

Jan 9th – 11th                          Mammoth Mountain, CA

Jan 17th – 19th                       Bear Mountain, CA

Jan 23rd – 25th                       Northstar Mountain, CA

Jan 30th – Feb 1st                  Stratton Mountain Resort, VT

Feb 6th – 8th                           Mountain Creek, NJ

Feb 14th – 16th                      Boyne Highlands, MI

Feb 20th – 22nd                      Keystone Resort, CO


2014/2015 Party In Your Park Tour Stops

Dec 20th                                 Cannonsburg, MI

Jan 3rd                                     Powder Mountain, UT and Mt. Hood Meadows Resort, OR

Jan 10th                                  Mammoth Mountain, CA

Jan 17th                                  Bear Mountain, CA and Beech, NC

Jan 24th                                  Sugarbush, VT and Northstar Mountain, CA

Jan 30th                                   Stratton Mountain Resort, VT

Feb 7th                                    Mountain Creek, NJ

Feb 14th                                 Boyne Highlands, MI

Feb 21st                                  Waterville Valley, NH and Keystone Resort, CO

Mar 7th                                   Vail, CO

Mar 14th                                 Brighton, UT *Finals*

Mar 15th                                 Seven Springs, PA *Finals*


For more info on the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival, head towww.burton.com/bmf and follow #burtonmtnfest. And stay tuned towww.facebook.com/BurtonSnowboards and #PartyInYourPark for everything you need to know about the Party In Your Park series.


A special thanks to 2015 Burton Mountain Festival partners MINI, Garmin, Paul Mitchell and Ski-Doo.


Posted by: Official Genius | December 21, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

New England Am Recap



Huge thank you to all the skate shops that came out and supported the first annual
#newenglandam contest
Solstice (@solsticeskateboarding), Civil (@wearecivil), Max Hesh (@maxhesh), Narragansett Surf and Skate (@narragansettsurfandskate), The Hive (@hiveskateshop), Eastern Boarder (@easternboarder), Levitate (@levitatesurf), Theory (@theorywestspringfield), The Edge (@skatersedgeskatepark), Red Alert (@redalertskateshop), Technical (@technical_skateshop), Persona (@personaboutique), Longs board shop (@skatelbs), Breakwater (@breakwatersurfny), North of the boarder (notb_skate) , Original Water Bros (@waterbrothers), Elemental (@elementalsurf), Logic (@logicskateshop), Pioneers (@pioneersboardshop), Orchard (@orchardshop), Ideal (@idealskateshopnorwich), Greenroom (@greenroommv) , Concepts (@cncpts)

Skate Shop Invite Division
1st place / Persona – Lowell Ma.
2nd place / Solstice – New Bedford Ma.
3rd / Pioneers – North Hampton Nh.

We would also like to thank all of the sponsors

All I Need skateboards (@allineedskate) Shake Shack (@shakeshack) House of Marley (@houseofmarley) Footprint insoles (@fpinsoles) Matix (@matixclothing) Westgate Cranberries (@westgatecranberries) Lowcard Magazine (@lowcardmag) DC shoes (@dcshoes) OC ramps (@ocramps) Indepedent (@independenttrucks) Filmbot griptape (@filmbotgrip) Bones Bearings (@Bonesbearings) Stelth Headwear (@stelthheadwear) Steez Magazine (@steezmagazine) Knockaround sunglasses (@knockaround) Olloclip (@olloclip) Triple Eight (@triple8nyc) Official (@official) Everybody Skates (@everybodyskates) Preservation (@preservationboardco) Cornerstore skateboards (@cornerstoreskateco) Rough Neck (@roughneck97) Creepshow skateboards (@creepshowskates) Anchor hardware (@anchorhardware) Gatorade (@gatorade)

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Official Film Selection Announcement for this Year’s Coldsmoke Awards

BOZEMAN, Mont., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Coldsmoke Winter Film is honored to announce the Official Nominations for the 10th Coldsmoke Awards to be held live in Bozeman, Mont. on January 10, 2015.

Coldsmoke Winter Film Award

The Coldsmoke Awards is a one night only live show featuring MCs, filmmakers and icons from the winter culture. This remarkable pool of talent comes together on the Coldsmoke stage to celebrate the very best in winter film. The awards have been coined the Oscars of winter film and never fail to provide a wild and zany vibe only the winter mountain culture can create and appreciate.

Each year, filmmakers and inspiring characters from far and near travel to Bozeman for this event. As the winter culture gathers, a unique opportunity to connect with people from all over the winter world is created. The Coldsmoke Awards is open to the public and has proven to be one of the best events Bozeman has to offer.

The Coldsmoke Awards is a live event where filmmaker attendance makes the show and $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Various local and national press and media also attend which creates a great opportunity for exposure.

Coldsmoke Awards Official Nominations
Many thanks to all filmmakers who entered this year and congratulations to all the nominated films. The following films have been nominated for awards at the 2015 Coldsmoke Awards.

Best Cinematography – Awarded to the film with the most incredible cinematography.
Afterglow, Sweetgrass Productions
Icefall, Kate Soice/Mammut
The Little Things, Marie-France Roy

Explorers Award – Awarded to the film pushing geographic and personal exploration the furthest.
500 Miles to Nowhere, Cloudbase Collective
Desert Ice, 3 Strings Productions
Higher, Teton Gravity Research

Femme Fatale Award – Awarded to the film for most inspiring female presence and performance.
Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Pretty Faces, Unicorn Picnic
Pure, Shades of Winter

Mountain Roots Award – Awarded to the film most rooted in local community, geography, engagement and voice.
Land of No Use, Henry Worobec and Chris Kamman
The Little Things, Marie-France Roy
Tribute, Freeski-Crew

Best Powder – Awarded to the film featuring the deepest, most consistent, choke and awe-inducing powder riding.
Afterglow, Sweetgrass Productions
Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Pure, Shades of Winter

Best Urban Riding – Awarded to the film featuring the most technical, stylin’ and impressive urban riding.
Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Hangout, PVS Production
Ten and Two, Stept Productions

Soul Award – Awarded to the film most invoking a soulful and moving experience.
Far From Home, Chair 83 Productions
The Little Things, Marie-France Roy
Winter’s People, Right on Brother

Adaptive Award – Awarded to the film showcasing the most progressive achievements and inspiring story in adaptive winter sports.
EnAbled, Menno Koelewijn & Edwin Spee
The Edge of Impossible, High Five Foundation
Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb, T-bar Films

Best Web Series – Awarded to the best overall web series.
Adidas Snowboarding; Welcome, Adidas Snowboarding
Bomb Snow TV, Bridger Brigade Productions
Tiny House Tour, Right on Brother

People’s Choice Award – Awarded to the film receiving the most votes in the Coldsmoke People’s Choice Online Contest. The filmmakers in this category will receive $3000 bucks.

Voting is still open, and there’s plenty of time to ensure your favorite film takes home the People’s Choice Award. Plus, every time you vote you’re entered to win a Canadian cat skiing trip for two to Powder Mountain and $1000 to get you there.

The Coldsmoke Award – Awarded to the film embodying the ideas and values of Coldsmoke Winter Film and the winter culture in the most compelling and unique way.

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Gnu is proud to welcome Nicolas Müller to the team.

Gnu is proud to welcome Nicolas Müller to the team.  Nico’s riding, personality and very being compliments everything Gnu believes, strives for and holds dear.  For Gnu founders Mike Olson and Pete Saari snowboarding and building dream boards has always been about creative expression, problem solving and holding “the real world” at bay for as long as possible.  This unreality also exists in how Nicolas uses his snowboard to interpret the world around him.  Few riders have ever channeled a more original and explosive approach to mountain riding than Nicolas Müller.  Creativity and a free spirit are everywhere in his snowboarding, his relationship with the sport, the culture and it’s impact on the world.

nicolas Muller

Nico is joining a team of finesse freestyle masters such as Forest Bailey, Blake Paul and Temple Cummins.  This crew paired with Gnu’s bold engineering, a commitment to art, artists and artistry, a commitment to safe working environments for snowboarders building snowboards in the USA, and the environmentally nicer building practices of Mervin Manufacturing all adds up to an unreal mixture of skill, design, aesthetics, adventure and progression.  It’s almost too good to be true.  With Nicolas Müller, Gnu is Unreal Snowboarding.


“Life never stands still and we’re here to make the most of it. Riding for Gnu is a fun adventure I can not miss.  The decision came naturally when I found Mt.Weird. I am very excited to climb it and ride it every day.”  ~Nicolas Müller


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12.21 – Crooks X DJ Mustard


As we wind down the end of the year, we have one last event before folding 2014. DJ Mustard will be at our store on Sunday for an in-store signing. We also have a limited run of tees together that will be available on at Fairfax. I wanted to extend an invite in the case you’re free and interested in attending!

Posted by: Official Genius | December 19, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

First Day Faces

Happy December!  As of this week, two Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month programs launched for the season.  Both the Bring A Friend Challenge and First Day Faces (#firstdayfaces) will be rewarding participants throughout the season with some amazing prizes.


If you would like to know more information, please do not hesitate to reach out or visit learntoskiandsnowboard.org for other useful winter tips (how to dress, etc.)!

Posted by: Official Genius | December 4, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Official Genius Team Demo


It’s going down at the news boutique for small business saturday official genius skate team demo raising $ for Adrian McCoy tampa am fund !Ft Official Genius tema riders George Campoverde Travis Myers, Travis Prange and Gerard Lacey will be sessioning and with DJ CLA in the mix! 20% off store wide!! plus Official Genius exclusive products get in there and check it out!!

Posted by: Official Genius | November 28, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

Thankskilling Blood Bowl

Tomorrow is the blood bowl at impact skatepark. Rhode Island holds it down! Join all i need skate Anthony Shetler, House of Marley and others at the Thankskiling Blood Bowl!!!


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LVSM Golden Camera Awards!


Last month the Las Vegas Golden Camera Awards went down in Las Vegas, Local Favorites took the competition, but here is all the edits so you can decide for yourself, who the best is.


2nd Place – Tyler Steil

3rd Place – Sebastien Gonzales

all other entries


Bernard Van Wedeyeldt

Christian Katindig

Emmanuel Campbell

Evon Martinez

Justin Taylor

Kevin Phelps

Marcel Ramirez

Zach Warren films


Visit Las Vegas Skate Mag ( LVSM )website for more on Las Vegas Skateboarding!

Posted by: Official Genius | November 20, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Videos

11/21/14 – Extremely rare Lil B university lecture at MIT


For MIT students only!!!!!! – Lil B

Extremely rare Lil B university lecture at MIT 11/21/14 !!!

Posted by: Official Genius | November 17, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

11/18 – Video Grease – Snowboard Cinema


What’s better than snowboarding and beer? Not a lot. Especially when the beers are a nickel and snowboards and other cool swag will be give out At some point in the night, – Hope to see everyone out – tell your homies.



* Snowboard Video Premiers
* 1st 100 people get a FREE copy of “DANG BUD” snowboard DVD *

Special guest performance by

resident DJ
+ special guests

DJ JINX playing everything to make your ass shake.

Beauty Bar
517 Fremont St.

Nickel Beers in full effect til the kegs run dry!

Doors 930 / $5 / 21+ / Tip your bartenders!

Supported by
Official Genius, McGhie’s Ski Bike and Board, Powder Weekends, PARKFAB. Skatin On Em. Deuces Allstar Krew, NATiON ESSEntials, Tafoya, I-TAL HEMP WICK, Crooked Kingdom, Mad Klothing, Stoked and Steez Magazine!

Posted by: Official Genius | November 14, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

McGhie’s Tent sale recap


Technine Southwest, Skatin on EM, Official Genius, Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort and the Psycho Sports Cartel all came together for a game of skate, video premiers and a snowboard raffle. The event was a blast with good friends, good vibes, and everyone ready to kick winter off right.






Posted by: Official Genius | November 11, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

7th Annual Nor’Easter Party

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Bern and Steez have teamed up to bring you the 7th Annual Nor’easter Party to start the season off with a bang! It’s goin down this Saturday, November 15th at the Cask ‘N Flagon from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. and there is absolutely NO COVER. 21+. Tons of free stuff. You’ve heard about this one, don’t miss out!

New Uber users will get a free ride (up to $30) with the code: steezmag

Deep Eddy Vodka
Radio 92.9
Never Summer Industries
Killington Resort
Fischer Sports Alpine Ski
SASS Global Travel
Wachusett Mountain


Check out the page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/691874457592399/


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11/13 – Cecropia night

Cecropia night.
Cecropia night

“The start of the night a dj spins while live art / live painting is starting. If more artists want to hang art or display art this will also be the time for people to sort of check that out, hang out, network, etc.

Earlier in the day I will be setting up some of the light installations and the projectors for the live projections. ( For future Cecropia events) This is when I also invasion people showing film projects, etc.

Live music will run from 9:30 to 12:30 with Blue Boy Productions (Boston/ Music Ecology ) headlining essentially 10:30 to 12:30

The over all idea for the night is to merge local art, live light installations, and VJ or movie products coupled with both local /national / international electronic music in Newburyport.

Merch booths will be up for musicans & I plan to let the artists sell their art + whatever they create. “

Posted by: Official Genius | November 9, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

Smokin’ Snowboards Adds Shoma Takaoh

Smokin’ Snowboards is extremely pleased to announce the addition of Japanese shredder Shoma Takaoh to our team and family. Shoma, known amongst friends as “the Japanese Bradshaw” has been riding Smokin’ Snowboards for a few months now since meeting up with the crew at Mt. Hood this summer.

In recent news Shoma Takaoh was voted first pick for entry into the upcoming Burton Rail Days event held on November 15th in Tokyo Japan. The Rail Days event is called the “Worlds largest street snowboarding event” and is open to 17 invite only riders from around the globe.


We are excited to grow with Shoma and look forward to him holding it down for Smokin’ in Japan as well as his visits to the US for upcoming film missions, team events, and to work on designing his pro model for 2016.

Catch Shoma in the various awesome STONP Crew edits and videos floating around the web.


Posted by: Official Genius | November 7, 2014 | Categorized under: Events