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Snowsport GB annouce one of its biggest event, in Laax from 10 to 17 march: The Brits! As a 3 Star, this event will rapresent the top moment of the british calendar which includ many 1 and 2 star competition in the “AIM Series”.

TTR Ranking Gives AIM Series Star Status
Small Step for TTR, A Huge Step for UK Snowboarding

The AIM Series – the National Snowboard Championship Circuit – has become the first UK event to gain TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking. All riders that have competed in the 2006 AIM Series to date have been given World Ranking points. Currently placed in 8th position Worldwide is the UK’s very own Shaun White, 13 year old Jamie Nicholls, who after competing at every AIM Event is placed directly beneath Norway’s super-kid, Mikkel Bang.

Due to demand from Nations such as Great Britain, the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) has taken control of 1(one), 2(two) & 3(three) Star Ranking events which feed into the TTR World Snowboard Tour. Integration within this Tour through partnership with the WSF provides AIM Series competitors the ability to measure their performances against the World’s best, and provision of an overall World Ranking Position. Spencer Claridge, Director of Soul Sports, organisers of the AIM Series explains – “It is difficult to emphasise adequately just how pivotal this progression could prove in raising the professional attitude and ambition of British athletes”.

Each AIM Series event has been given a Star Ranking, in recognition that the events serve to develop and promote the UK’s best amateur and professional freestyle snowboarders. The organiser’s attention is now firmly focused on the Rookie to Pro stepping-stone process that this partnership encourages and pushing UK snowboarding to the next level.

AIM Series & TTR Ranked Events:
Artificial AIM Series Events = 1 STAR
Indoor AIM Series Events = 2 STAR’S
The British Championships AKA “The Brits” = 3 STAR’S

The AIM Series would not be possible without its highly supportive sponsors: Orange, Trespass, Animal, ThirtyTwo, Etnies, Snowlife.org.uk, SNO!zone, Salomon, Ride, K2, Zeal Optics and Nixon. Official retail partners TSA and Ellis Brigham. Media partners Snowboardclub.co.uk, Natives.co.uk, Dark Summer and Whitelines.

The Brits 2007

The British Snowboard and Freeski Championships, returns to Laax, Switzerland, from the 10th – 17th March 2007 for the ultimate snowsports festival of the year – The Brits. To help make it even more affordable and easier to get from your sofa to the slopes, The Brits have teamed up with Laax, Swiss International Airlines and Transfer Intelligence to offer some amazing package deals and exclusive rates on flights and transfers out to the event.

· Flights to Zurich are available at an exclusive rate from London (Heathrow or City) – Zurich £100 and Manchester – Zurich £136 including taxes
· Transfers from Zurich to resort are from as little as £40 return
· Packages start from as little as £199pp, which includes 7 nights Bed & Breakfast, 6 days lift pass, festival wrist band (access to event clubs and bars) and event bag (DVD, T-shirt, event programme)
To ensure you don’t miss out on being a part of this legendary event, check out the Brits website to book now – www.aimseries.com

The Brits, now ranked as a 3-star TTR event, is a true celebration of everything that is great about UK Snowboarding and Freeskiing, uniting kids, rookies, top pros and Olympians to compete in Halfpipe, Skiercross, Snowboardcross, Big Air and Slopestyle disciplines. Part competition, part music festival, the Brits offers a mixture of the best of British snowboard and freeski action, alongside cutting edge tunes in Europe’s premiere freestyle resort.

The Brits would not be possible without its highly supportive sponsors: Trespass, Animal, ThirtyTwo, Etnies, Snowlife.org.uk, SNO!zone, Salomon, Ride, K2, Zeal Optics and Nixon. Official retail partners TSA and Ellis Brigham. Media partners Snowboardclub.co.uk, Natives.co.uk, Dark Summer and Whitelines. Official destination partners Switzerland Tourism, Swiss International Airlines & Laax.

Contact
Joanne Brown – PR

Direct T: 01273 687788 Ext: 22, Fax: 01273 620877
B5, Enterprise Point, Melbourne Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 3LH
SOUL SPORTS PR, Events & Athletes – www.soulsports.co.uk/press

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WSS Tour 2007 in Spain

Spain present its 2007 tour: Winter Single Session. Announced last november with a press conference in Xanadu, the tour consist of 4 freestyle dates that will attract the best spanish riders! Follow all infos.

WINTER SINGLE SESSION (WSS) PRESENTATION


WSS board of directors

Last 11th of November the WSS Tour saw the light with a press conference in which all the news, dates and info were given to riders, press media, and snowboarding mags. The press conference took place in XANADU, an artifical snow resort close to Madrid, and was composed by Marketing Managers of each brand involve in the tour.

The news about the tour were the incorpotation of the Hydroponic event, the colaboration with RED BULL as partner of the tour, and the agreement with WSF to be inside of this big project that is very necessary for snowboard. Of course all the dates and info about the tour were given. A big party took place later with the most important riders, snowboard mags, and crazy people.

The WSS Tour will consist of these dates:
NITRO NIGHT SESSION on 20th of January in La Molina resort. Slope Style-Rail night contest.
ROSSIGNOL OPEN on 10 of February in Valdezcaray resort. Slope Style contest
HYDROPONIC PIPE FACTORY on 10 of March in Vallnord (Andorra). Pipe and slope style contest.
PROTEST MANIFEST on 24 of March in Astun resort. Slope Style contest.

Each event is open both to sponsored and to unsponsored riders.They will compete in different cateogry for boy/girsl/sponsored/unsponsored.

Contacts
Home page: www.wsstour.com
aleks@wsstour.com / ruben@wsstour.com / info@wsstour.com

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Livigno World Rookie Fest 2007, 27-31 January

WSF proudly present the World Rookie Tour 2007 in Italy, Korea and Austria. The first date will be next january from 27 to 31 in Livigno. After the excellent edition of last season, Livigno WRF is now bigger with one extra day and a nice program for the rookies. Follows all the info.

Snowboard League proudly presents Livigno World Rookie Fest 2007, 27-31 january, Italy.

In Livigno will start the WSF World Rookie Tour 2007, with a TTR 3 Star Slope Style assigning the title of European Rookie Champion, 550 TTR points and a ticket for a main TTR event. Other WRF 07 will be in Korea, and finals in Austria. All WRF are reserved for riders, male and female, born from 31 august 1988.

WRF is more than a competition!
The program of Livigno WRF, includes an international slope style contest, an half pipe jam, avalanche & rescue clinics, social dinners, a meeting with an international team manager, photo contest and a final party. We attend team from 12 different national and super high level of riding.


Livigno Snow Park: top park for top rookies!

Thanks to the cooperation with Livigno, the Pro Snow Park will be reserved to the rookies for the entire competition. The slope will consist of many jumps and rails and some secret extra features! Like in the last edition, every riders will have the possibility to express his top level in this european top park. For reports, rankings, pics and video about Livigno World Rookie Fest 2006 check www.snowboardleague.com.

About World Snowboard Federation and World Rookie Fests: from rookie to pro system
World Snowboard Federation (WSF), is a non profit international organization that take care of the snowboard culture after ISF collapse. Many projects born and develope thanks to WSF network of national snowboard association. World Rookie Fest was created in 2003 in Norway, becoming a World Tour in 2006. In each date, rookie teams arrive from many nations around the world, making this event an international meeting totally dedicated to yougsters. WRF consist of sport, competition, fun, social and educative activities. And snowboard progression…from rookie to pro level.


2006 norwegian winner Ulrik Badertcher // Bobby Witty from USA

EVENTO INFO SHEET
WORLD ROOKIE FEST . LIVIGNO . ITALY

Event WSF World Rookie Fest in Livigno
Location Livigno (Italy)
Date January 27–31, 2007
Event Mode Slope Style (3 Star), Half Pipe Jam (Best Run Session)
Age groups Born from August 31th 1988 and up
Prize European Rookie Champion Title
Tickets to TTR Best rider will enter a main TTR event
Qualified Riders National rookie team riders from WSF member nation (list on
www.worldsnowboardfederation.org)
Inscription By returning the Registration Form attached
to marco@snow-park.it before January 20th 2007
Entry fee 50€ included lift tickets to be paid cash upon registration at Race Office in Livigno
Accomodation Livigno Touristic Office will provide housing for riders and coaches at a discounted price. Specify in the inscription that you need accomodation and, few days before arriving, you wil receive your booking details by mail or directly at the race office.
Invited riders Best 10 male of Livigno WRF 06 will get free accomodation
(rank avaible on www.snowboardleague.com)
Judging Will be accomplished by official headjudges and snowboard experts.
Park Shaping Livigno Snowpark Crew
Transportation A taxi service is avaible from Bergamo-Milano to Livigno.
Note for media Accreditated media will receive free lift tickets (contact marco@snow-park.it)
TV Production & Pics few days after the event, a TV production and many pictures will be avaible (contact marco@snow-park.it)
Confirmed Sponsor Livigno, Snow-Park.it, OnBoard Italia, TRT, Blue Tomato
Organization WSF World Rookie Fest Organizing Committee and Snowboard League
Official website www.worldsnowboardfederation.org

Contact
Marco Sampaoli
email: marco@snow-park.it
mobile: +39.340.3285569

Note about Inscription Criteria
Only riders, male and female, born from 31 august 1988 and up are admitted
Riders will be devided in 2 age groups: born before/over 1992
Only riders from WSF member nations are admitted
National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their riders inscription
No limits in the number of riders admitted at the event.

PROGRAM FOR LIVIGNO WORLD ROOKIE FEST 2007
27 jan 2007 – Arrival Day

10.00-22.00 Registration of riders, coaches and media. Payment of entry feee. Bibs and gifts distibution at Race Office
21.30 Press and Coach Meeting

28 jan 2007 – Opening Day
8.30-11.30 Warm up in Slope Style
12.30 Half Pipe Jam (Best Run Session)
14.30 Avalanche Clinic at the bottom of the pipe
15.30 Half Pipe Prize Giving at the bottom of the pipe
20.30 Coach Meeting
21.00-22.00 Social Meeting

29 jan 2007 – Qualification Day
8.00 – 12.00 Training and Qualification in Slope Style
13.00 –16.00 Photo Contest around Livigno
20.30 Coach Meeting
21.00 Video review of Photo Contest and Daily video about the qualification

30 jan 2007 – Finals Day
8.00 – 12.00 Training and Finals (60’ of jam session)
14.00- 15.00 “become a pro” meet an international team manager
21.30 Prize giving for Photo Contest and World Rookie Fest
22.00 Party

31 jan 2007 – Reserve or Departure Day
Departure or Reserve day for competition


Norwegian team check the slope // Avalanche Clinics

INSCRIPTION FORM
National Team Inscription
Name of National Association:
Name of coach/team manager:
Mail & Mobile Phone of coach:
How many people need accomodation?
Riders information (for each rider: Name, Surname, date of birth, email, mobile)
1st rider
2nd rider
3rd rider
4th rider
5th rider
6th rider

MEDIA ACCREDITATION FORM
Media Accreditation Request
Name of Media
Nationality
Contacts (mail, telephone)
Media Crew Info (for each person: Name surname, email, mobile)

CONTACTS for info, inscription and media
Marco Sampaoli
WSF Board of Directors
marco@snow-park.it
skype: marcosampaoli
mobile: +39.340.32.85.569

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Czek Snowboard Tour 2006.07

Czech Snowboard Association present a nice calendar, full of freestyle competition, both for senior riders with the 4×4 Czech Cup, than for the youngster with the Czech Rookie Cup. Follows complete calendar with contact of the Czech national secretary for further informations.

4X4 Czech cup of freestyle snowboarding

4×4 Local nomination to Neklid
27.1. Saturday Horni Misecky Local SS
28.1. Sunday
4×4 Local nomination to Rejdice Local
3.2. Saturday Severak 4×4 local SS
4.2. Sunday
4×4 Local nomination to Dolní Morava Local
10.2. Saturday Bila 4×4 local SS
11.2. Sunday
4×4 National National TTR/WSF 1 STAR
17.2. Saturday Dolni Morava 4×4 National SS
18.2. Sunday
4×4 National National TTR/WSF 1 STAR
24.2. Saturday Rejdice 4×4 National SS
25.2. Sunday
4×4 National National TTR/WSF 1 STAR
3.3. Saturday Neklid 4×4 National SS
4.3. Sunday
4×4 Local nomination to Spindleruv Mlyn Local
10.3. Saturday Sumavsky Spicak 4X4 Local SS
11.3. Sunday

17.3. Saturday
18.3. Sunday

24.3. Saturday
25.3. Sunday
4×4 super final National TTR/WSF 2 STAR
31.3. Saturday Spindleruv Mlyn 4×4 final SS
1.4. Sunday Spindleruv Mlyn 4×4 final HP

28.4. Saturday Cup Ceremony Prague

Czech Rookie cup

28.1. Sunday Horni Misecky Czech Rookie SS
11.2. Sunday Bila Czech Rookie SS
18.2. Sunday Dolni Morava Czech Rookie SS
25.2. Sunday Neklid Czech Rookie SS
Czech Rookie Cup super final National TTR/WSF 1 STAR
24.3. Saturday Spindleruv Mlyn CRC final SS
25.3. Sunday Spindleruv Mlyn CRC final HP

SS – Slopestyle TTR/WSF – Ticket to Ride/World Snowboard Federation
HP – Halfpipe

Contact and Info:
Jaroslav Bocek
Association of Czech snowboarding
email: info@snowboarding.cz
Mobil: +420 724 921 236
WEB: www.snowboarding.cz

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Russian BGV Winter Festival 2007

The BVG Winter Fest is the main event of the Russian Calendar, the only 3 stars competition of the sovietic snowboard season! It a huge meeting hosted in Magnitogorsk from 9 to 11 febbrary, with freestyle showcase, entertaining program, fireworks, famous musician live concerts and a very good selection of riders! Follows all the info about the BVG Fest 07.

The winter BGV festival appeared in February 2002 at the rise of popularity skiing and snowboarding sport in Russia. Five years ago starting of such a project as BGV became the real revelation for the most progressive part of the population not only in the Ural region. Every year the number of guests and riders of the festival from different parts of Russia who want to assure that BGV is really the best extreme party is becoming more and more. Annual improvements of organization of the festival and snow-park, sport and entertaining programs strengthen its status of the best event in format of x-games in the country.

The distinction of BGV from other similar events is combination of sport competitions with entertaining programs. It’s impossible to imagine BGV without participation of pro-riders and sports stars. The festival wouldn’t be the real BGV without concerts of famous Russian musicians, ritual bonfire, fireworks and etc.

BGV is the only winter festival in Russia which has 3 stars and this are all the event info:

Star Accreditation: Three(3) Star
Date of Event: 09 – 11.02.2007
Location: Magnitogorsk, Russia
Web Address: www.bgv.ru
Contact Person : Vlada Soldatkina
Email :vlada@paramon.ru
Phone : +7 912 310-41-90
Postal address 454080, Russia, Chelyabinsk, Prospect Lenina, 78/b
Format(s) Slopestyle
Prize money EUR 10,000
Number of Participating Riders and entry criteria: by ranking, max.70
Sponsors of the Event:VW, 686

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Austrian Cup 2006.07

The N.ASA (New Austrian Snowboard Association) announce its events calendar. It include 11 nice slope style competition of 2 star level, and a super final in slope style and half pipe wich count as 3 star! Follows all the info about this nice calendar with dates and contacts.

n.asa Austria Cup 06/07 (Stand, 20.Sept)

Contest Website Date TTR Stars

KTO Suzuki Superrider, Kaunertal www.kaunertal-opening.at 13.–15. 10.06 **
Zimtstern Slopestyleweekend, Waidring www.sicktricktour.com 20.-21.01.07 **
Moreboards.com n.asa challenge, Hochkar www.sportsenoner.at 27.01.07 **
Knights Tour, Güssing/Burgenland www.knightstournament.airpatrol.at 02.02.07 **
Sunsitepark Open, Lienz/Zettersfeld www.sunsitepark.com 10.02.07 **
Run to the Hill, Obertauern www.bluetomatoe.at 17.02.07 **
F2 Jam Session, Bad Gastein www.imperium-gastunum.com 23.02.07 **
Von Zipper Trials, St. Jakob/Osttirol www.24-7park.at tba **
La Resistance Slopestyle Challenge, Zell/See www.la-resistance.at 25.02.07 **
Devils Kitchen, Sivretta Nova www.teneighty.at 03.03.07 **
HCCP Snowvalley Ralley, Planneralm www.hccp-snow.com 03.-04.03.07 **

Finals
n.asa Ausrian Masters, Innsbruck/Kühtai www.powdern.com 08.-11.03.07 ***

ALL EVENTS IN AUSTRIA !

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Snowboard D Day 2006

Snowboarding friends all around the world, on 17th december 2006 a new event will take place in the same time in all Europe: the Snowboard D-Day! A “Go Snowboarding” event coming right from the EuroSIMA (European Boardsports Industry Manufacturers Association). We are delighted to see how the project is spreading and growing in all Europe! Many countries are involved in the Snowboard D-Day: Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Austria, Slovakia, Switzerland, the UK, and even in Japan!!!

SNOWBOARD D-DAY, WHAT’S THAT?
EuroSIMA will organize on Sunday, December 17th, 2006 in different European snow resorts, the first edition of the European snowboarding day, the Snowboard D-Day. Authentic “open day”, the Snowboard D-Day will enable the masses, from beginners through experts of all ages, discover for free the snowboard culture and experience the excitement of snowboarding during one day.

RESORTS
Many snow resorts, parks and clubs have already shown their interest in the Snowboard D-Day.
France: Courchevel, Les Arcs, Avoriaz, Les 7 Laux, Méribel, Chamonix, Les Angles, Barège – La Mongie, Saint Lary, Luz Ardiden…
Austria: Flachauwinkl, Mayrhofen, Semmering, Kleinwalsertal, Silvretta Nova, Dachstein, Solden…Germany: Garmisch.
Italy: Monte Bondone, Monte Cimone, Monte Livata, Prato Nevoso, Chiesa Val Malenco.
Slovakia: Chopok-Jasna and Malino Brdo.
Very soon, you’ll find more info on www.snowboard-d-day.com

PARTNERS
The partners of the first Snowboard D-Day are: EuroSIMA, Snowtime, Fluid, Source, HO5 Park, Chicks’Power, World Snowboard Federation, 7Sky, AFS, Onboard, Snowsurf, Mountain Riders, Beach Brother, Last Concept, Snowboarder MBM, Playboard, Snowboard Surfer Rule, Hebe, Snowextreme, FSI, Boardlife, Oz Interactive, Unleashed, WazUp, WAT… and more and more partners joining us!

JOIN THE SNOWBOARD D DAY!
You are: a shop, a snowsports resort, a snowboard club, a rider, an association, a brand?You’d like to participate in the Snowboard D-Day? Offer free entertainment to the public?Please visit our website www.snowboard-d-day.com and fill in the organizers application form.

EuroSIMA – Snowboard D-Day
events@eurosima.com
+33 (0)5 58 72 15 33
www.snowboard-d-day.com

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Modena Skipass Freestyle Meeting – 28Oct 1Nov

With Temperatures dropping and smell of winter firmly in the air, the international WSF calendar is ready to start with a huge event in Italy during the Modena Skipass. An Annual Italian freestyle meeting from 28th of October to the 1st of November that attend 150.000 visitors. On 31 October there will be a 2 Star event with some WSF rookies invited as international guest!!

Skipass Italian Freestyle Meeting 2006, 5th edition more and more freestyle, the event in which all the Freestyle sports (both emergent and consolidated ones) will be gathered: Snowboard, Skate, Bmx, Roller, Kite, Surfing, Break-Dance & Hip-Hop and Motocross Freestyle with back flip show!!!

3D Graphics of the structure

As usual a huge quantity of people will take part in the exposition: freestylers, people fond of freestyle and technical companies exposing their goods and organising demos and shows for the public with their best athletes.

Skipass Italian Freestyle Meeting organises the most exciting and important contests on the national scene with the best athletes in the World, as the Pro Spina Jump Contest for snowboarding, the Italy Street Skate Contest, Bmx demos, Motocross Freestyle demos with Back Flip and other demos and tests of new emergent freestyle sports for the public. Many WSF rookies will join this nice events: Manuel Pietropoli (Ita), Christian Haller (Sui) and Ulrik Badertcher (Nor) are already confirmed as invited riders.

Crow at Modena Skipass 2005

Skipass Italian Freestyle Meeting will definitively be confirmed as a young and highly spectacular show: Tvs, magazines and radios will be present at this event, on which programs and articles will be made. In this way, Skipass Italian Freestyle Meeting will result not just a meeting-point between companies and public but also a big mediatic event.

3D plan of Modena Freestyle Meeting 2006

This year an innovative program is foreseen: thanks to the Saint Festivity, we will have 5 days instead of 4 days of exposition.Moreover, pavilion B will be totally dedicated to freestyle companies, with 3 entertainment areas: Skate Half Pipe, Video Area and Break Dance Area.

For More Info: www.skipass.it

Contact: freestyle@skipass.it