|Getting to Know Kelly Clark |
SportsIllustrated.com Dec. 5, 2014--With the X games coming up, the four time defending X games Gold medalist, Kelly Clark, gives an inside view of her life. Even though she is competing with people half her age, she still has the same drive when she first started competing. Kelly has changed her training tactics recently and ended up winning the bronze medal at the Winter Games last year. She also mentions how snowboarding has been gaining Americas attention in the most recent years, as well as her foundation the Kelly Clark Foundation. December 6, 2014.
|Torstein Horgmo Breaks Collarbone, Withdraws from Olympics 2014|
Feb 3, 2014, 11:47 am est - CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/news/2014-winter-olympics-sochi-snowboarding-course-to-be-changed-after-practice-crash/ and other sources reported today that Norwegian Slopestyle athlete Torstein Horgmo who was slated to compete at Sochi, fractured his collarbone Monday in a fall on the rail setup during practice. Several athletes voiced concern over the steepness of the 3 jumps during a three-hour practice, comparing it to "dropping out of the sky." Olympic officials said the course would be modified, taking the jumps down by 6 feet before the event begins on Friday, Feb. 6.
Story by Lauren Traub Teton, for SnowboardNews.TV.
|Warren Miller's Ticket to Ride Tours 60 Stops Nationwide 2013 |
It must be autumn! Warren Miller's cult-like following will flock to see the latest annual offering of extreme snowsports, which will tour 60 venues in the US.
These days, when many snowboard film premieres happen online instead of in theatres and clubs as in the past, a live community event filled with stoked snowriders is a reason to get out and celebrate! Warren Miller shows are an experience, a pre-season party not to be missed – film attendees have a chance to win ski vacations, heli-trips, prizes and gear, plus meet the athletes and get access to exclusive resort and retail savings from Warren Miller partners.
World-class action sport athletes, including World Cup champions and Olympians, Seth Wescott, Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso, plus legendary ski mountaineers like Chris Davenport, and freeskiers Colby West and Sean Pettit show their stuff.
See Lauren's interviews with Seth Wescott and Julia Mancuso here!
Beautiful snowboard park & pipe veteran, Gretchen Bleiler throws down in Aspen proving “girls
can look like girls and still rip.” An all-female cast of Jess McMillan, Julia Mancuso and Sierra Quitiquit explore the
expansive terrain that is Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, and a snowboard segment in Valdez brings two legends, Seth Wescott
and Rob Kingwill, together for a rowdy, big mountain adventure.See Lauren's interview with Gretchen Bleiler in 2009 in the snowboard news video titledGrand Prix Halfpipe Comp Killington VT 2. (You can skip ahead to 3:00 to see Gretchen's interview about the halfpipe.)
|New Zealand Hosts 2013 Burton High Fives|
September 8 -12, 2013, Cardrona Alpine Resort hosts the 2nd Annual Burton High Fives where the world's top snowboarders will compete in halfpipe and slopestyle, the newest Olympic snowboard event, in anticipation of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
f you can’t make it to New Zealand, there are plenty of ways to experience all the action each day. In addition to daily coverage of the competitions,you can also check out event videos, find live scoring, real-time standings, run replays, tour rankings, rider interviews and bios, as well as a live webcast schedule and full webcasts for on-demand viewing at www.burton.com/HighFives. And be sure to check your local TV listings for the2013 Burton High Fives highlight show, scheduled to air in the U.S. and around the globe later this fall. Full article at
|Kevin Pearce on The Crash Reel , interviewed by Lauren Teton at HBO|
HBO's documentary "The Crash Reel" tells the story of snowboarder Kevin Pearce's horrific crash on a practice run in preparation for the 2010 Olympics and his struggle to recover from the Tramautic Brain Injury he suffered. This is a moving story of how family, friends and community come together to help a fallen star in great need, and how the wounded star adapts, changes his perspective on life and returns the favor. It's more than an action sports film. I give it 10 stars. Another RadXSports video with Lauren Teton from Snowboard Secrets doing the interview at the HBO Studios in New York. Visit her website http:/www.snowboardsecrets.com . Filmed for RadXSports.
|Kevin Pearce - |
"The Crash Reel" is a new documentary about pro-snowboarders Kevin Pearce, directed by Lucy Walker, and you will meet both of them in this clip, and see a couple of clips of the movie. "The Crash Reel" was the opening night movie at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and is "killing it" on the Film Festival Circuit. Shaun White, who was the man for Pearce to beat, (and Kevin did), shares commentary. The Pearce family appears and adds the love that keeps Kevin going through his 3 year and continuing rehabilitation from TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury. This movie is not to be missed, it brings the story of a snowboarder to the mainstream public, as well as to the snowboarders of the world.
This video by Lauren Traub Teton, for SnowboardSecrets.TV.
|Hoods To Woods Fundraiser Party in Brooklyn, Thursday November 29th |
(November 26, 2012) -The Brooklyn-based" Hoods To Woods Foundation" will be hosting their first ever fundraiser on Thursday November 29th at Free Candy in Downtown Brooklyn, New York. Hoods To Woods is a 501c3 youth development organization whose mission is to promote awareness of the outdoors to inner city children through year round activities such as snowboarding, rock climbing, camping, hiking and more. The program utilizes environmental awareness, writing and the use of new media tools to provide youth the opportunities to document their experiences in order to build confidence and facilitate individual discovery.
The event, which is to raise money for the organization’s youth snowboarding program, will feature an indoor rail jam, music, art and a celebration of snowboard culture. Famed Hip Hop artist, Sadat X (Brand Nubian) will headline the show, while Brooklyn, based duo, Navegante fills out the bill. A silent art auction will also be held featuring the photography of Dean “Blotto” Grey.
The fundraiser will also serve as the official NYC Premiere of YES Snowboards “YES, It’s a Movie Too.”
The event runs from 7pm to Midnight. Free Candy is located at 905 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor. Advance tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by going to https://hoodstowoods.eventbrite.com.
|Rails for Relief: Mount Snow Raises $8,000 to Help Victims of Superstorm Sandy |
November 16, 2012 - Mount Snow, VT - – Hundreds of anxious skiers and riders came to Mount Snow this past weekend to enjoy a pre-season terrain park setup on the resort’s learning hill and also helped raise a total of more than $8,000 from lift ticket sales and donations for those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The fundraising event was held a little more than a year after the southern Vermont resort opened the same trail and chairlift in an effort to raise money to help North Star Bowl in nearby Wilmington recover from damages sustained during Tropical Storm Irene. Mount Snow's acclaimed terrain park crew planted more than 15 features for everyone to enjoy, and even kept the features up on Monday and Tuesday for anyone that wanted to hike the pre-season rail garden. Check out the video edit from the weekend at Mount Snow here . The resort plans to open full-time for skiing and riding around Thanksgiving weekend.
|The Kelly Clark Foundation Awards $16,000 in Snowboard Scholarships for this Year|
Mammoth Lakes, CA (October 10, 2012) – The Kelly Clark Foundation, is a registered non-profit organization that provides young students the opportunity to achieve their highest potential through snowboarding, and it announced today the distribution of its third round of scholarship funding. See the SnowboardSecrets.TV interview with Kelly Clark here.
In addition, Kelly Clark's latest book "Reaching New Heights" hits bookstands in October 2012.
Clark, a three-time Olympian: 2002 Gold, 2010 Bronze medalist in halfpipe, is widely considered one of the greatest female riders in history. The West Dover, Vermont-native has won every major snowboarding title and event in the history of the sport including the Olympics, U.S. Open, and Winter X Games among others. Her competition schedule for the 2012-2013 is due to include the U.S. Grand Prix series, Winter Dew Tour, Winter X Games and the U.S. Open.
|Snowboard World Cup tour loses 2nd Big Air event|
Oct. 3, 2012, 8:44 a.m. EDT
OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — The International Ski Federation says organizers have cancelled a Snowboard World Cup scheduled at Stockholm on Nov. 17 "due to economical reasons."
Snowboarders start earning points at World Cups this season to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics in February 2014.
It's the second Big Air event lost from this season's World Cup calendar after the London stop on Oct. 27 was cancelled last month for financial reasons.
FIS says the British and Swedish ski federations hope to return to the World Cup schedule next season.