Trains 2011 - Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest

Trains 2011 - Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest

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Trains 2011 - Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest

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From High Fives Non Profit –

Can you hear it? The ground is rumbling, shaking off the tens of feet of snow that the Lake Tahoe region has received in the past weeks. That’s right, trains 2011 – Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest is on its way… all aboard!

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, Marker Bindings, Volkl Skis, Smith Optics and Alpine Meadows Resort are proud to host the invitational slopestyle contest on Saturday, April 16 from 11am-4pm. This is a truly rider-driven event, featuring top local and pro athletes mixing it up in The Shreadows Terrain Park arena. The unique team-oriented format rewards creativity and style in a progressive environment. With music from DJ One Truest and catering from Full Belly Deli including chicken wings from the wing king himself Jamie LaValle (Marker/Volkl), trains 2011 is a locomotive of energy, positivity and fun for all!

The “trains” portion of the contest

• Cost: FREE for spectators ($10 donation for food from Full Belly Deli serving Jamie Lavalle’s World Famous Chicken Wings)
• There will be a Burton chicken wing contest…
• Special slopestyle sponsored feature: “Oh buddy, reign supreme” CR Johnson Memorial – Smith Optics custom train tracks feature.

“Alpine Meadows is really excited to host the annual Trains contest. It’s such a fun spring event for everyone, whether they’re competing on the snow, eating way too many wings, or simply getting together with friends. At the end of the day, our goals are the same: to help athletes get back to doing what they love: skiing and snowboarding.”
~ Erin DeMont, Senior Marketing Manager

Those are some high fives!

$3,000 in cash will be donated by the winners to selected to charitable organizations as well as amazing prizes are up for grabs for top finishers in 5 categories: Top Male, Top Female, Best High 5, and Best Trains Team.

The morning portion of the competition will consist of individual athletes showcasing their talents followed by an afternoon of high flying, creativity when the athletes divide into teams of 5 for the trains 2011 team competition.

Here’s a little stoke from last years event at Sugarbowl.  This years is shaping up to be even better.



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