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U.S. Open moves to Vail, Colorado - WHAT??!U.S. Open moves to Vail, Colorado - WHAT??!

The Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, at home in Vermont for the past 30 years, are moving to Vail, Colo., in 2013. The change in location was announced Monday by Burton Snowboards and Vail Resorts. After 27 years at Stratton Mountain, Vt., and 30 years in the state, the event will be held Feb. 25-March 3, 2013, at the area of Vail Resort known as Golden Peak.
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TTR and World Snowboarding Championships Join Forces To Run New Style Of ScoringTTR and World Snowboarding Championships Join Forces To Run New Style Of Scoring
February 21, 2012 - ESPN - Since the FIS rejection of the TTR's Joint Qualification proposal, the snowboarding world has been trying their best to prove that they can put on as good of a show as FIS can for the coming Winter Olympics. TTR came up with a new scoring system called the Snowboarding Livescoring System which gives riders a chance to "express themselves, rather than throw down rote runs, and still score high". With the support of high profile riders such as Terje Haakonsen and Mark McMorris, this new partnership will hopefully prove themselves worthy of running their sport in the Olympics. This new system will premier this weekend at the World Snowboarding Championships. -G.W.

Mark McMorris Grabs Double GoldMark McMorris Grabs Double Gold
February 2, 2012 - Just last year, rookie Mark McMorris came out of nowhere and won silver at the Winter X-Games. To prove himself more, McMorris took two gold medals home in this year’s Winter X-Games in Big Air and Slopestyle. In addition to grabbing two gold medals, he has set the bar higher by landing the first backside triple cork 1440 in competitive snowboard history. –G.W.

Neff Headwear Collaborates With Sundance Film FestivalNeff Headwear Collaborates With Sundance Film Festival
February 1, 2011 - Neff Headwear has announced their collaboration with Sundance Channel to create a unique beanie for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. "The signature beanies will be keeping heads warm on celebrities and other VIP Festival attendees throughout the 10-day event." -G.W.

RadXSports To Air On ZYNG Hospitality NetworkRadXSports To Air On ZYNG Hospitality Network
February 1, 2012 – Starting today, RadXSports (an extreme and action sports magazine) will have its own channel in the ZYNG system. The video magazine company has signed a deal with the ZYNG network which will be aired in lodging units throughout the US. Being a new network, the producer of RadXSports, Gerald Pallor, looks “forward to growing right along with ZYNG.” –G.W.

Under Armour 3rd Rail JamUnder Armour 3rd Rail Jam
January 5, 2012 - "Returning for its 5th consecutive year, 3rd Rail Jam, a national grassroots snow sport competition coupled with live hip-hop music, art, fashion, technology and culture, today announced the official lineup for the upcoming 2012 events. Created by Timmy Grins and Pat Hession and sponsored by Under Armour, the leader in athletic apparel, 3rd Rail Jam unites some of the nation’s best amateur skiers and riders with local graffiti artists, underground hip-hop artists, DJs and break dance crews."

Freeskiing World Tour and Swatch Freeride World Tour Join ForcesFreeskiing World Tour and Swatch Freeride World Tour Join Forces
December 22, 2011 - North American-based Subaru Freeskiing World Tour and European-based Swatch Freeride World Tour have joined forces to bring competitive big mountain skiing and snowboarding to the next level. This partnership will help sustain the growth of both competitions globally with an additional event in Revelstoke, BC for 2012. Rod Kessler, the Revelstoke Chief Operating Officer, believes that “the combination of the Swatch Freeride Tour and the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour marks a historic event amongst the Snow Sports industry.” –G.W.

The Chosen - NikeThe Chosen - Nike's Crew Video Contest
December 7, 2011 – Nike – Nike is offering a chance for the entire snowboard community to send in a video of you and your snowboard crew to “Rep your crew. Get noticed. Live like a pro”. For those who believe that they’ve got what it takes, this is a chance of a lifetime to get recognized as a snowboarder by one of the most well known companies in the world. -G.W.

Fun Events At BrightonFun Events At Brighton
December 7, 2011 - Brighton is kicking off the season with fun events for all. On December 10th, the ski resort is hosting the Gnu Greenhorn Games which invites kids 13 and under to compete in a snowboard contest with lots of prizes. Brighton has also opened up a section of the resort for night time skiing starting December 7th for those who don’t have time during the day. -G.W.

3rd Annual Ride Shakedown At Snoqualmie3rd Annual Ride Shakedown At Snoqualmie
December 7, 2011 - Ride is hosting their third annual Ride Shakedown event at Snoqualmie, WA in March 16-17. The event has gained a lot of attention in the last few years with an attendance of 5,000 people at last year’s event. The Ride Shakedown is also hosted in Canada where it originated and has plans of expanding the same event to Japan and Europe for 2013. -G.W.