Burton Beijing Weekend session
Thu 14 June 07
On the 26th of May 30 snowboarders met at the huge Qiaobo Indoor slope just outside Beijing
Beijing, 26th of May 2007 - Burton Weekendsession
It takes an hour ride in a cab from Beijing Downtown to get to Qiaobo Indoor snowresort in Shunyi County. The busiest hours on the two slopes are during evenings and on the weekends.
Most of the Beijing Snowboarders are happy to escape the heat outside and go ride with friends. This time though it got serious with a boardercross setup ending in a pool filled with balloons.
The –2 degrees inside the Ice&Snow World didn’t matter to the cheering 30+ participants, even when they got wet off sliding.
On the second slope, Wang Lei had shaped and rearranged the park with a 6m kicker and a brandnew rainbowrail. Later the Party was rocking and the lucky winners took home some Burton gear to show off.
Fri 15 June 07, Summit at Snoqualmie, USA
Only one of the proposed new chairs through the forests of Hyak Creek gets the go ahead after discussions with conservation groups.
Mon 18 June 07, Mount Hood Meadows, USA
Its the first comp as the TTR World Snowboard Tour kicks off again at N.America only resort still open.
Wed 20 June 07, Crystal Mountain, USA
The lift will provide access to approximately 1,000 acres almost doubling the size of the resort.
Thu 21 June 07, Snowpark, New Zealand
Kickers shaped, check. Rails & boxes out, check. 40cm snow, check. Opening friday!
Mon 25 June 07, Snowpark, New Zealand
The South Island was blanketted in snow as the 2007 NZ season got underway.