We are back from two days of snowboarding action at Tamworth snowdome for the Snowboard Asylum Big Bang Snowboard Show. As ever, this annual event was fully packed with coaching sessions, demo kit, pro-rider appearances, the Burton Riglet park and much, much more.
This year Tammy from Mint Snowboarding was honoured to be called in to teach all female groups with Olympians Jenny Jones and Lesley McKenna. Jenny Jones is the well known face of UK snowboarding in recent years having won bronze at Sochi in slopestyle as well as 3 X-Games gold medals. Lesley McKenna is equally legendary, a triple Olympian and the only snowboarder from the UK to have ever won a half pipe World Cup event and to have led the half pipe World Cup standings.
This power crew joined forces at Tamworth to help introduce females into freestyle snowboarding. The sessions were hugely successful, resulting in beaming faces and huge leaps in progression.
Check out some photos from the weekend:
The Burton Riglet Park is back for its next stop at Snowtrax, Christchurch! As a huge supporter of mini-shred, Tammy from Mint Snowboarding will be joining in to give a helping hand. This is the perfect opportunity for kids to experience snowboarding before the winter sets in.
We will be running two sessions on Thursday 29th October.
Session 1: 12:00pm – 1.30pm
Session 2: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
The Burton Riglet Park is especially built for kids aged three to six years old and is designed to give them a taste of snowboarding in a fun and easy environment. There will be instructors on hand to help pull kids in the right direction and on average it takes 15 – 20 minutes for them to complete the experience and even win there own Riglet Park Medal!
We will be located outside on the bottom of the main slope so please dress accordingly as given the time of year it will be cold so gloves, jackets, hats etc will be needed.
Most importantly participation is free! To enquire about joining, phone Snowtrax: 01202 499155
Snowtrax offer a fantastic range of lessons so check out everything they have to offer if your little one wants to take their snowboarding further. And of course Mint Snowboarding offers Mini-Shred snowboard lessons out in the French resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets & Chatel.
To see more about what the Burton Riglet Park is about check out this little video:
There will also be a full adult board demo from 6:00pm – 10:00pm on the main slope for Mum’s and Dad’s who fancy a blast on some of this years Burton snowboards and bindings.
Burton, pulling kids in the right direction.
Looking for an early season snowboard holiday in Europe?
Join us in Morzine / Avoriaz the week of 12th December 2015 and kick start your season with a week of fun and progression. Due to popular demand we have now organised a second exclusive accommodation offer in the centre of Morzine, again at a bargain rate for those joining us.
Snowboard Course Details:
Technical Performance Camp
14th – 18th December 2015
Even if you’re fairly content rider, a week with professional instruction will help you enjoy it 10 times more. In this course we’ll help you develop of a solid platform from which you can further progress your riding to dominate over the whole mountain. More info on the Technical Performance Camp.
Beginners Snowboard Camp
14th – 18th December 2015
Join us on this unique week created for beginners learning to snowboard. Enjoy discovering the world of snowboarding with others of your level. More info on the Beginners Snowboard Camp.
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NEW Accommodation Details:
Having already filled up 1 chalet, we have now secured another great accommodation deal for those on our December Snowboard Camps… and at a bargain rate! We have now taken on rooms in the fantastic centrally located Chalet Joseph with Rude Chalets.
From Saturday 12th – Saturday 19th December 2015
The price of the accommodation is as follows:
Shared twin room: £285 (including transfers)
Single occupancy: £385 (including transfers)
Included in this is:
7 nights accommodation
Three course evening meal, six nights per week
Unlimited wine throughout your stay!
Continental breakfast six days a week with 2 daily cooked options
Afternoon tea including homemade cakes/biscuits, tea and coffee, fruit, bread and jam
Honesty bar with beer
Fridge stocked with complimentary Red Bull
Check here for further info on the Chalet Joseph.
Also the week of 13th December, Snowbombing is bringing their new music festival, Transition to Avoriaz. There will be a first class dance lineup across a medley of unique and interesting venues in Avoriaz, including a party in the Stash! You can find out more on the Transition website.
Shred Film Festival will take to the big screen this autumn in one of Europe’s most creative and cosmopolitan cities – London, England.
With a three day programme of film premieres of the most anticipated snowboard movies of 2016, these are diary dates that no snowboarder or action sports fan will want to miss. The Snowboard Film Festival’s programme will feature UK Premieres from ThirtyTwo, Videograss, Absinthe, Postland, Ero One and DCP’s highly anticipated The Balance Movie, with more movies being added to the roster in the run up to the event.
The Shred Film Festival will be an opportunity to meet the stars of the films and participate in Q and A sessions with the riders and directors, grab some giveaways, enjoy a few apres-shred beers and party the night away.
Friday 23rd October, 7.00pm. Tickets £10.00 / Early bird advance tickets £8.00. 7th Floor Ace Hotel, Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London
UK Premiere of ThirtyTwo’s ‘2032’ – Thirty Two has been making high performance snowboard products for over 20 years, with one of the most respected snowboard teams in the industry. We knew it was time – introducing the first ever 32 team movie. 20 team riders have filmed, five full time videographers have filmed and the movie features locations from around the world, urban to backcountry snowboarding. This movie will not disappoint. Get ready, because ‘In the Future, Everyone Will Snowboard. Riders Confirmed: Joe Sexton, Chris Grenier, Toni Kerkela, Kas Lemmens and Benny Urban.
UK Premiere of Videograss’ ‘Videogracias’ – 2015 will mark their 7th year and 10th Video release. This is the heaviest line up to date and this VG crew is hungrier than ever to deliver a mind-blowing snowboard video everyone can enjoy in classic VG fashion! The fresh new line up is what they believe to be the perfect combination of of young/hungry and seasoned vets
UK Premiere of Postland’s ‘Off The Cuff’ – The new crew movie form the guys at Postland, their movies are rapidly becoming among the most anticipated European flicks of the season. Riders confirmed Will Smith, Ollie Dutton, Kas Lemmens, Ceese Wille, Roel van Oosterhout, Jesse Augustinus.
Saturday 24th October, 6.30pm. Tickets £10.00 / Early bird advance tickets £8.00. Hoxton Bar and Grill, Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London
UK premiere of DCP’s ‘The Balance Movie’ Project – This highly anticipated film features one of the world’s most iconic snowboarder’s – DCP – and friends, travelling the globe talking to athletes across Snow, Surf and Skate about their love for action sports. Riders Confirmed: DCP and JP Solberg
UK Premiere of 686’s ‘686 Seconds’ – After 20 years of producing some of the finest technical apparel in the wold, ‘686 seconds’ is 686’s first ever team movie. You’ll get an abundance of ripping from the 686 team including Forest Bailey, Cam Pierce, Sammy Luebke, Marco Feichtner, Ryan Tarbell, Riley Nickerson and more!
Further films TBC
Sunday 25th October, from 3pm. Tickets £10.00 / Early bird advance tickets £8.00. 7th Floor Ace Hotel, Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London
The UK premiere of the Absinthe Films’ ‘Eversince’ = For more than 15 years, Absinthe Films have been producing some of the ‘must see’ snowboard movies of the season, with incredible cinematography, varied locations and jaw dropping snowboarding. ‘Eversince’ follows the crew as they travel the world from city streets to Alaskan peaks – and everything in between.
The UK premiere of Ero One Film’s ‘Paradigme’ – A film – book – exhibition! Following a young team of Swiss snowboarders, ‘Paradigme’ allows you to travel the Valais region and immerse yourself in its snowy mountain summits.
Adidas Snowboarding’s ‘Midsommar Nights’ – In the summer of 2015, the UK Adidas team travelled to Riksgransen, Sweden for their midsummer celebration. This short movie shows the what it’s like to ride 200kms north of the Arctic Circle, in the middle of summer.
The Ace Hotel London ‘Shred’ Package. Shred Film Festival has teamed up with London’s raddest hotel The Ace Hotel to host the premiere night of the film festival on the 23rd October at the 7th Floor bar. Shred Festival Attendees staying at Ace throughout the festival will receive a special 20% discount off the ‘Best Available Rate’ on rooms booked by the 16th October. To get this reduced rate enter the online promo code ‘Shred’ when booking.
Screening tickets are on sale through EventBrite.
Visit www.shredfilmfestival.com for more information.
• Meet Team GB snowboarders
• Free Burton Riglet Fun Park (intro to snowboarding for kids 3-6 years)
• Snowboard Beginner Taster lessons ONLY £10 (for adults & children 8 years+)
• The UK’s biggest free hardware demo
• Free coaching sessions with Mint Snowboarding
• Free freestyle coaching with Definition & Team GB – ride with the stars
• Free coaching from Snowboard Coach to fine tune your skills
• International pro rider guests
• Afternoon freestyle park from 2pm
• Nitro movie premier from 7.30pm
• The Big Bang Jam – Saturday from 9.30pm
Riders attending free coaching sessions or demo-ing equipment must be at the recreational standard AND PURCHASE a valid recreational pass to cover their time on the slope.COACHING SESSIONS NOT BOOKED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PURCHASE OF A SUITABLE RECREATIONAL TICKET WILL NOT BE RESERVED.