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Lake Placid Named One Of "Best 10 Winter Trips 2012"Lake Placid Named One Of "Best 10 Winter Trips 2012"
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December 12, 2011 – National Geographic has named Lake Placid as one of “The Best Winter Trips 2012”. Located in New York, this Olympic village provides activities such as bobsledding, Be a Biathlete event, speed skating, and more. “The wide array of activities in and around Lake Placid continues to make the region a favorite destination amongst winter travelers.” –G.W.

The Chosen - NikeThe Chosen - Nike's Crew Video Contest
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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
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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
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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.

Shaun White Hosts Second Air & Style Competition In BeijingShaun White Hosts Second Air & Style Competition In Beijing
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December 7, 2011 - This event invited some of the best riders from around the world such as Sebastian Toutant and Torstein Horgmo to show off snowboarding in China. 24 of the world’s best snowboarders competed against each other inside the Olympic stadium. In the end, it was Ulrik Badertscher who took the first place. -G.W.

Nanshan Open Celebrates 10th Birthday In BeijingNanshan Open Celebrates 10th Birthday In Beijing
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November 30, 2011 - The Nanshan Open celebrates its 10th consecutive year in Beijing on January 14-15. Not only has it already been a decade since this event has helped promote snowboarding in China, TTR recently gave the Nanshan Open a 5Star status increasing its significance as the biggest snowboard event in Asia. This event has pushed snowboarding in China to the next level and will continue to provide up and coming snowboarders a chance to compete with other riders. -G.W.

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Burton and Mountain Dew Team Up To Launch Sustainable Apparel and OuterwearBurton and Mountain Dew Team Up To Launch Sustainable Apparel and Outerwear
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November 30, 2011 - PR Newswire - Mountain Dew and Burton has partnered up to create Burton’s 2012-2013 outerwear line. They are cooperating efforts to make sustainable fabrics out of recycled plastic bottles in hopes that it will change the way outerwear is currently made. Danny Davis, who rides for Burton and Mountain Dew, believes that this partnership “is just a cool way to help the environment, and it's good to see both companies working together to reduce and reuse some of their materials”. -G.W.

FIS Disappoints Snowboard CommunityFIS Disappoints Snowboard Community
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November 17, 2011 - ESPN - The long debate between FIS (International Ski Federation) and TTR finally came to an end with FIS rejecting TTR’s plans of partnering up together to determine the Olympic qualification process. This has come as a disappointment for the entire snowboard community especially those in the competition circuit. As explained by Sebatien Toutant, who has medaled in both TTR and FIS events, “Between the Dew Tour, the X Games, the FIS, and the TTR -- it's impossible to compete in them all.” Other pro riders such as Chas Guldemond have also expressed their disappointment at FIS’s uncooperative efforts. –G.W.

Holiday Cheer in VermontHoliday Cheer in Vermont
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With the holidays and the snowboard season just around the corner, the resorts in Vermont are full of holiday cheer. Resorts such as Stratton, Jay Peak, Bolton Valley, and many more are hosting events like Stratton’s Thanksgiving 5K. Most Vermont ski resorts are offering special deals during the holidays for families to experience their resort at an affordable price. –G.W.

WorldWorld's Largest Ski and Snowboard Rental Network
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Christy Sports, one of North America’s biggest ski and snowboard retailer has recently partnered up with Skiset, Europe’s largest rental network, to create the Christy Sports Rental Network. The integration of these two companies will finally allow skiers and snowboarders to rent high quality equipment at a low rate through their online reservation system. With more than 120 rental shop locations in the US and Canada and 800 worldwide, customers have convenient access to quality ski rental packages where they want to ski or snowboard.–G.W.