THE BRITS APRES STEPS UP A NOTCH!
Fri 11 January 13
We’d be lying if we said après wasn’t one of our favourite times of a shred day; tired legs, buzzing moods and an ice cold beer (or hot wine if that’s your tipple), perfect.
For 2013 and back by popular demand we’ll be staging the BRITS Sledgercross, kicking back at the Reggae BBQ, offering the largest array of next seasons demo kit we’ve ever assembled and introducing some cross-channel competitiveness in the Whitelines Rail Jam and the highly anticipated floodlit big air, Mon Dieu, 2013 is gonna go off!
So, it’s our first year back in France for over nine years and what better way to rekindle the relationship than a healthy bit of inter-country rivalry! The Whitelines Rail Jam will return for 2013 for a mega UK v FRA shred off. UK and French jibbers will ride in an open jam session before each countries’ ‘captain’ picks their team of riders to fight it out in a penalty shot-out-esque final.
If (god forbid!) the Frenchies take the rail jam we’ll have another chance to claw it back in the Airtime Team Challenge on Friday 29th. Held in the centre of Val Claret this floodlit invitational big air will call upon four skiers and four snowboarders from each country to battle it out in an almighty head to head dual - we’ve got [roast] beef with the frogs!
Last year’s BRITS saw the introduction of the Sledgercross, apparently the threat of broken limbs doesn’t deter people from hurling themselves down a slope on a child’s plastic sled! So pledge your sledge, the fastest down wins! Another firm favourite from 2012 and set to return is the Reggae BBQ. We'll be serving up chilled out tunes and the alpines take on rice n’pea, bangers and beers, to sooth those weary bodies (and heads). All you need to do is sit back, enjoy and put some music in your food.
In the market for some new kit? The BRITS Demo Village will house some of the biggest hardware brands, including Salomon, Dinosaurs Will Die, Bataleon, Ride, Jones, K2, Endeavour, Switchback, Head, Movement Skis, Liberty and many more. All BRITS wristband holders will be able to take next seasons kit up the hill for a day and test it out, try before you buy at its very best!
Week-packages start from an amazing £279 and include seven nights’ accommodation, six day Tignes liftpass, festival wristband and an official BRITS Funi beanie. For more information and to book go to; www.the-brits.com.
The BRITS would not be possible without its highly supportive sponsors: Title Sponsors: Protest, Dare2b and Trespass. Sponsors: Skullcandy & Penny Skateboards. Media Partners: Whitelines, Huck, Extreme Sports Channel, Downdays.eu, skiandsnowboard.co.uk, In The Snow and Snowboardclub.co.uk. Governing Bodies: TTR, AFP, WSF and BSS.
Sat 12 January 13, Copper Mountain, USA
Billy Morgang impressed with 5th place at the Sprint U.S. Slopestyle finals!
Sat 12 January 13, Revelstoke, Canada
The first stop of the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® 2013 (FWT) concluded today.
Sun 13 January 13, Copper Mountain, USA
Today’s halfpipe finals brought a close to the first North American 5Star event on the World Snowboard Tour calendar!
Sat 26 January 13, Chamonix, France
At the second stop of the SWATCH FWT TOUR 2013 the international field of elite athletes threw down a spectacular show on the Tête d'Arp!
Tue 29 January 13, Aspen, USA
X Games Aspen 2013 is officially over, thus bringing an end to the first North American 6Star event on the World Snowboard Tour.
23-30 March 13
2013 will see The BRITS relocate to the famed French resort of Tignes. In 2013 The BRITS will make its debut appearance in the French resort of Tignes on 23rd – 30th March.