Monday, March 12, 2007

Snowboard Cross new Pro Tour - 1st round at Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf/USA to Host World's Best Snowboard Cross Riders Mar. 24
Seth Wescott launches Champion's Cross pro tour

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - Sugarloaf/USA welcomes the world's best snowboard cross riders for the inaugural running of the Champion's Cross Sugarloaf Open hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott . On Saturday, Mar. 24 the top 24 SBX athletes currently on the FIS World Cup tour along with other qualifying American riders will compete at Wescott's home resort for more than $50,000 in cash and prizes.

"Our goal is to create the premiere boardercross tour in North America," Wescott said, because there has not been a professional tour of this kind since 2002. "As a result, we haven't seen progress in course design and evolution of the sport. Putting an alternative to the World Cup out there gives a lot more riders a chance to stay in the sport professionally."

The Sugarloaf event will be the only stop this year in the United States and a spring date in British Columbia is currently under consideration. Next winter, Wescott envisions the tour making multiple stops across the US and Canada.

To kick off the series, these elite athletes will converge at Sugarloaf to compete on a course designed by Wescott with the winner taking home at least $10,000 in cash plus a Suzuki Motocross motorcycle. The course will begin on Lower Competition Hill and cut over to Lower Narrow Gauge and will feature jumps, hips and rollers. The event is designed to be spectator-friendly and the course will include viewing areas across the length of the course.

"There is no better representative of the sport of snowboarding than Seth or a better place to take snowboard cross to the next level," said Sugarloaf President John Diller. "Seth built his dream of winning Olympic gold on Sugarloaf's slopes. Events like this will inspire the next generation of Sugarloafers to follow in his footsteps."

The weekend-long event will include a time trial on Friday, racing on Saturday and Parade of Athletes and Award Presentations Saturday evening.

About Sugarloaf/USA Ski Resort ? Located in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, Sugarloaf/USA is recognized as one of the top ski and golf resorts in the world. Sugarloaf/USA is part of the American Skiing Company family of resorts which includes Killington and Mount Snow in Vermont; Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA in Maine; Attitash in New Hampshire; and The Canyons in Utah.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Mountain Creek - Sunday - TransAM and Concert

Montain Creek, Vernon NJ is hosting 2 too cool events this Sunday!

The Transworld TransAm Contest Series presented by High Cascade Snowboard Camp will go down on Sunday March 11. Comp starts at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration necessary.

At noon come out and watch 25 members of Paul Green's SCHOOL OF ROCK ALL-STARS - 10 to 18 year olds play the greatest hits of Rock and Roll, just like in the movie starring Jack Black. Vernon Base.

Details on both events at

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Boardercross at Plattekill - want to try it?

Everybody wants to try Boardercross since the Olympics,but the race course set-ups are few and far between on the mountains.

Plattekill - now - is the answer!
The Catskill Mountain Series of USASA (grassroots snowboard competition league) is holding their Boardercross and Skiercross at Plattekill Mountain, in the Catskills of NY state, this Saturday, March 10. If you want to compete, you'll have to register for the day

But, will the boardercross course still be open inthe days after the event? Check with the mountain.

Never visited Plattekill? Plattekill has big mountain terrain, with small mountain charm.

Plattekill Mountain
469 Plattekill Mountain Road
Roxbury, NY 12474

Info & Lodging: (607) 326-3500

Snowphone/Conditions: 800-NEED-2-SK