- Freestyle Coaching – New for 2007, Method Snow School will be providing free coaching sessions for anyone looking for that extra bit of freestyle know-how. Ride’s pro team snowboarders, including Scott Mcmorris and Laura Berry will also have their coaching beanies on to offer some top tips, whilst international Quiksilver team riders have also been rumoured to be making an appearance, so watch this space for further announcements…
- Free Product Testing – Get the chance to try out next seasons ski kit from K2 and Faction Skis and snowboard kit from Salomon, K2 and Ride, with testing running alongside the freestyle coaching sessions. During the championships, Salomon and Faction Ski’s will also be dishing out new set-ups in the “Salomon Best Un-sponsored” and Faction Ski’s “Step Up” awards.
- New Expression sessions – Relaxed jam and expression sessions will run in conjunction with each championship event, giving you more slope time and the chance to get your hands on more great prizes.
- The Schools Tour Team – Headed up by Animal pro rider, Sonia Shaw (the brains), James Thorne (the mouth) and Paddy Graham (the tramp…olinist), and joined along the way by local pro-riders, including Ride’s Chris Chatt, the team will be stopping at two schools in each area prior to every championship event. Friend requests are predicted to go through the roof, particularly as Animal, Quiksilver and Trespass will be offering over 1,000 free ski and snowboard lessons at the championship learner academies.
- TTR points - The British Snowboard Tour continues to be the only UK event to award competitors with prestigious TTR points and TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking.
Five Weeks To Go
Wed 15 August 07
New Name, New Features & Formats, Same High Standards
Tue 21 August 07, Whitefish, USA
Whitefish (Big Mountain) resort are set to enlarge the park creating a new beginner freestyle area and improve the existing obstacles
Tue 28 August 07, Perisher, Australia
Kelly Clark and Andy Finch take the halfpipe titles and Brit Jenny Jones comes 8th after her podium finish in the slopestyle
Thu 30 August 07
World Snowboard Guide will be taking a stand in the boardroom
Thu 30 August 07
Win a holiday an Automaton snowboard and a limited edition WSG Spindeck
Fri 31 August 07, Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre, United Kingdom
The new British Snowboard Tour fires up its freestyle bus, and gets ready to make its first stop of the tour at Chatham on Saturday the 15th September for the highly anticipated Animal British Slopestyle Championships