Recent Snowboarding News
The one and only 6-star event of the World Snowboard Tour (WST) on the Asian continent, the Oakley and Shaun White present Air + Style Beijing, returns to China this Saturday, December 8, 2012. “It’s great to be back in China for the third year of Air + Style,” said Shaun White. “The riders put on an amazing show last year, and I’m guessing the level of snowboarding at this year’s event is going to be even crazier.”
Youth is wasted on the young, some say. Well, in “Pretty Wise,” the new film by People Films, it certainly appears like the crop of 11 rising stars (along with three veterans) are effectively putting their early years and blossoming talent to good use. Hitting the city streets from Quebec to Anchorage, the backcountry powder in Whistler and Montana, and then Austria, Mt. Baker, Japan and Mammoth, as well, along the way, the spotlight is shined on faces you’ve certainly seen but maybe not yet been able to identify. Theirs are names and faces you better get to know.
In a country like Norway, where the quality of snowboarders runs deep, to be recognized as the best in the bunch means something. You’re doing something right. You’re on the right path. Not that we thought any differently about Stale Sandbech, but by being named Norwegian Snowboarder of the Year, it’s clear that State is killing it. “This was really big for me!” Stale said. “All the other guys nominated were riders I really respect and I am really proud to be named among them.”