Taking place at Keystone Resort April 5th will be the Community Cup 2014
presented by Volvo, will be comprised of (30) professional snowboard athletes from around the globe, including fifteen 2014 Sochi Olympians competing in Slopestyle and Big Air for a prize purse of $25,000.
A sustainable Community Village, celebrating through art and music and helping to bring more awareness to big dreams and small footprints, will also be a part of the event. Rounding out the afternoon will feature music by bands, Paperbird out of Denver, and Boulder’s own crooner Jeff Brinkman hosted on the Clean Water Tour stage. A fundraising organic lemonade stand –non-alcoholic and options to ‘spike’ are compliments of Breckenridge Distillery along with a beer tent offering responsibly brewed local beer with proceeds going to High Country Conservation for the 2014 Greenhouse at Colorado Mountain Project installation College facility in Breckenridge.
Chanelle Sladics, a former pro snowboarder herself, derived and created the event. “I just didn’t see any events out there that truly recognized and moved women’s snowboarding in the most progressive manner possible,” says Sladics. “The creation of the judging promises to showcase women’s talents far beyond what normal events demonstrate and athletes will be able to manifest their talent and execute their best tricks at this event!”
As the only event in the world recognized as a 5-Star women’s snowboarding event, Community Cup 2014 presented by Volvo, will feature pro snowboarders Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, along with Great Britain’s bronze medalist Jenny Jones, and fellow Olympian contenders Kjersti Buass, Sarka Pancochova, Silje Norendal, Cheryl Maas, Christy Prior, Anna Gasser, to name a few. Athletes will be able to bring their semi-final scores into the finals and build off that score –with three additional runs for optimal progression. The event takes place at Keystone Resort in A51 Terrain Park starting on Saturday at 10am.
Community Cup 2014 will showcase professional athletes and Olympians competing in a friendly, progressive atmosphere. The whole event is executing a sustainable approach to food, water, reusables, festivities, recycling and utilizing recycling/organic materials in all Community Cup-specific banners and competitors’ bibs.
Fri 28 March 14, Sun Peaks, Canada
Sun Peaks Resort, already one of the largest mountain resorts in Canada, is about to become the second largest ski area in the country and its signature hotel is taking on a whole new identity as part of that next phase of growth.
Sun 30 March 14, Hintertux, Austria
After the successful first edition in 2013, the Ästhetiker will bring back the Shred Däys to Hintertux Glacier in spring 2014 again. All motivated snowboarders can get registered and get involved in one of the two coaching session weekends at the Betterpark Hintertux on April 19th and 20th or May 3rd and 4th 2014. The number of participants is limited, first come, first shred!
Sun 30 March 14, Livigno, Italy
Crowds of people gathered to watch as the third day rolled in at the Suzuki Nine Queens presented by O’Neill, at Mottolino Fun Mountain, Livigno.