Snowboarding Articles by Date

March 2010

  • Norway's Gjermund Braaten Wins X-Elements


    Posted over 4 years ago by Marianne Hauknes

    Sun, snow, ski, snowmobiles and snowboarding was on the menu at the second X-Elements at Geilo, Norway, this weekend. Local rider Gjermund Braaten won the snowboard big air in front of about 3000 enthusiastic spectators.

  • Oakley's Shaun White On FUEL TV's "The Daily Habit" Tomorrow


    Posted over 4 years ago by

    Airing Monday, March 29 at 2:30pm ET (11:30am PT) and 5:30pm ET (2:30 pm PT), Oakley’s Shaun White and musical guest Wolfmother will appear on “The Daily Habit.”

  • Oakley Jib-Vid 2010

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    Posted over 4 years ago by

    The Oakley Jib-Vid 2010 contest rolled into a sunshine drenched Mayrhofen, Austria last week for the third consecutive year. With just 28 hours on the stop clock, 18 Snowboard and Ski teams were once again challenged to Film, Ride and Edit a 2-minute short movie that would deliver incredible riding, creative storylines, arty shots and possibly a little laughter!

  • Olympians From Around The World Gather For The Third Annual Covergirl Snow Angels Invitational


    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    The third annual CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, hosted by Aspen/Snowmass, will once again be held in Snowmass, April 2 – 4, 2010. Confirmed riders for this season’s event include: Gretchen Bleiler, Kelly Clark, Elena Hight, Sarah Conrad, Ellery Hollingsworth, Mercedes Nicoll, Linn Haug, Maddy Schaffrick, Haruna Matsumoto, Soko Yamaoka, Sophie Rodriguez and Ursina Holler.

  • Kazu Kokubo Wins US Open Halfpipe With Style


    Posted over 4 years ago by Matty Swanson

    In a season of Olympic qualifications the level of pipe riding has grown very quickly compared to the past 4 years. 2010 will go down as the year of the double cork 10’s and 12’s. And a podium didn’t go by without all three riders at least having a double in their run. This year’s US Open was the final major halfpipe event of the year, and minus a few super stars with Olympic burnout the rider’s field was one of the most talented all year.

  • Charles Reid Wins US Open Black & Night Rail Jam


    Posted over 4 years ago by Matty Swanson

    It was Oakley’s Charles Reid that outlasted the other riders and wowed the crowd with huge hits on the quarterpipe, stylish rail tricks, and just an overall urge to hike faster and go bigger than everyone. His hard work paid off earning him $10,000 and the first place honor of winning the US Open rail jam.

  • Mikkel Bang Wins US Open Slopestyle


    Posted over 4 years ago by Matty Swanson

    Oakley’s Mikkel Bang rolled into VT off his 3rd place podium at The Oakley Arctic Challenge Slopestyle and owned the course. He won his first US Open slopestyle with style and precision after taking the lead in his first of three runs. And then followed up that first place score with an even better run that scored a US Open Slopestyle record 98.00. His run included a Cab 1080, into a switch backside 1260 Indy and finished with a frontside 1080 on the jumps. With an additional 3 rail features in his run Mikkel flowed with style and progressive riding, it was a race for 2nd and 3rd all day for the rest of the riders.

  • Oakley's Jenny Jones Takes Gold At The European X Games


    Posted over 4 years ago by

    It was another beautiful day in Tignes, France, and the final day of European X Games was on fire. Women’s slopestyle kicked off the day with the ladies charging at the same course the guys ran the day before.

  • Oakley Riders Step Up At Day Two Of The European X Games


    Posted over 4 years ago by

    It was a big day at the first ever Winter X Games Europe. With weather that finally cooperated, the backdrop was set for a spectacle that Tignes would not forget. The men were the first to set to the show, as yesterday’s troubles had, with the help of a little jump work and some sun, transformed the course into a snowboarding showdown.

  • Snowboarding Earns Historic Market Shares On Norwegian TV

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    Posted over 4 years ago by

    For the first time snowboarding gets the highest market share in the 12 to 19 age group compared to all other winter sports being aired the same day. During the The Oakley Arctic Challenge (TAC) finals on Sunday, snowboarding had the lowest market share of all sports in 40+ age group, but highest in the 12 to 19.

  • Oakley's Jenny Jones Qualifies First In Slopestyle


    Posted over 4 years ago by

    Straight off the heels of back-to-back Winter X Slopestyle Gold medals, Great Britain’s great hope, Jenny Jones, set off on the right track with a qualification run that bested the rest of the field.

  • Check Out The Oakley Arctic Challenge 2010 Highlights Video

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

  • Latest Update From The European X Games


    Posted over 4 years ago by Shay Williams

    A quick update from Tignes Val Claret on the European X Games Slopestyle course. Last night SPT made some changes to the course, making one jump substantially bigger and the takeoffs to many of the jumps a bit poppy-er thus allowing for more airtime and more trickery.

  • Apres Ski With The Aesthetiker Crew


    Posted over 4 years ago by Anne-Flore Marxer

    February went by so quickly this year again. On my way to Ispo, I stopped in Arlberg for a day to shred with Rudy Kroll. It had just snowed but the conditions were quite sketchy and we decided not to go too far out of the slopes. We spent the day doing fun lines and powslash. Pretty fun mellow day until my car broke down on the parking lot in Zurs.

  • TAC 2010 Qualifiers In The Bag

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    Well the first days of TAC are as they say, “in the bag.” The field has been widdled down to just 20 riders for today’s semifinal action. Some top heavy hitters did not make the cut due to injuries, but for the most part the top slopestyle riders in the world moved on.

  • Oakley Athletes Set To Compete In First Ever Winter X Games Europe


    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    For 3 days, from March 10th to 12th 2010, the best riders will gather from all around the world to compete against each other on Tignes’ snow for exceptional competitions.

  • Oakley's Kevin Pearce Update


    Posted over 4 years ago by

    Kevin Pearce, Snowboarder and Norwich, VT native continues to improve and impress his Craig Hospital therapy team and his family.