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I just received an email from Red Bull looking for ladies to step up and conquer the Red Bull Crashed Ice this 2012/2013 season.  They are on the search for fearless female athletes.   Have you heard of Red Bull Crashed Ice?  Check out this video for a crash course!  It is the ultimate in Winter sports and is right up there with crazy things Canadians do with snow and ice:)  I used to think it was crazy!  but after watching it last year it looks like a lot of fun, I just can't skate that well. (that's my excuse anyway).

Women across Canada have braved the monolithic urban ice track since 2010, so we are calling all Betties - are you up to the Challenge?  BettyGoHard would like to sponsor an athlete in the event, so sign up and send us your resume!  Registration is open until September 30th at
This year’s competition is BIGGER than ever, with two Canadian Final stops! The series will kick off in Niagara Falls, ON on December 1, 2012 against the breathtaking backdrop of one of the world’s largest waterfalls.  Then, the heart-pumping season will come to an epic season finale at the sport’s most iconic stop in the heart of Quebec City, QC on March 16, 2012.
Keen to see more action-packed images and videos? Visit the Red Bull Crashed Ice Newsroom for some great content to get you amped.

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2012 Roxy Snow Pro happening now!

Posted: 09 Feb 2012 10:09 AM PST

The world’s best female snowboarders are flocking to Austria this weekend for the ROXY SNOW PRO. This 5 star TTR slopestyle event is being held under the lights at Nightpark Saalbach Hinterglemm and will feature riding from the girl’s at the top of their field, like Roxy’s own Olympians Torah Bright and Ty Walker. Did you know women’s snowboard slopestyle will be in the next Winter Olympics? With that kind of goal on the horizon I have a feeling we’ll see history made at the Roxy Snow Pro, with women pulling out tricks like 900s, 1080s, and maybe the first double cork in women’s competition. So tune in Friday to and see olympic hopefuls battle it out for the chance at $25,000!



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Snowcrown is Coming to Canada Olympic Park


Snowcrown is Coming to Canada Olympic Park – March 13-18
Canada~Snowboard Announces the 2012 Canadian Freestyle Snowboard Championships: SnowCrown

(Vancouver, BC – February 1, 2012) Canada~Snowboard, in partnership with 365 Sports and the Alberta Snowboarding Association (ASA), is proud to announce the upcoming 2012 Canadian Freestyle Snowboard Championship known as “SnowCrown."

Athletes from coast to coast will compete for $25,000 in cash and prizing and a shot at being crowned Canada’s top Halfpipe and Slopestyle Snowboarder.

The 2012 SnowCrown schedule will include:

Thursday 15th

Slopestyle Open Qualification 10:00 (CMT)
Junior Halfpipe Qualification & Finals 16:30 (CMT)

Friday 16th

Slopestyle Finals 10:00 (CMT)

Saturday 17th

Halfpipe Qualification 10:00 (CMT)
Halfpipe Finals 16:30 (CMT)

Sunday 18th

Junior Slopestyle Qualification & Final 10:00 (CMT)

"With Canada Snowboard's support and commitment to partner on the launch of a new Canadian Freestyle Snowboard Championships: SnowCrown, we've been able to build an exciting, fun and over the top event for everyone to enjoy with some special surprises and great festivities lined up," said Jesse Fulton, co- founder 365 Sports Inc. "The time is now for an open championship, allowing all athletes to be able to compete in the SnowCrown: Canadian Snowboard Championships. We are happy to endorse and provide that opportunity in partnership with Canada~Snowboard. This event gives athletes another gateway to any level of career in snowboarding they aspire to have."

"I'm very excited for the SnowCrown to start a new tradition in Canadian Freestyle Snowboarding,” said Dustin Heise, Director of Sport Development at Canada~Snowboard. "It’s been a great partnership to bring SnowCrown to life, and we are behind the 365 team all the way. We want riders to feel supported and know that Canada~Snowboard is a resource available to them as they pursue their goals in snowboarding."

For more information, registration, schedule and event notices, please click the following link:

365 Sports was founded in 2007 by Sean Rowe and now consists of three partners including retired pro Jesse Fulton and Perry Meeker. 365 Sports are pushing to expand action sports in North America. They currently offer services such as: Event Activation, Distribution, Web/app design construction, retail and Marketing Services. They are on the up and up of becoming a big player in action sports and the industry. This past season 365 hosted a cross country Big Air Bag Tour with Camp of Champions to promote great progression, fun and hucking yourself into a 60 foot long pillow with little to no risk. 365 Sports is partnering with AOS, Canada Snowboard, TTR and the World Snowboard Federation to produce some of this year’s most exciting events including the Brad Martin Pipestyle, North America’s only stop of the World Rookie Tour, the Ontario Snowboard Championships and the “SnowCrown”, Canadian Freestyle Snowboard Championships.

Canada~Snowboard is the governing body for the sport of snowboarding in Canada. Committed to high performance excellence, Canada~Snowboard provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long term athlete development, for all levels of snowboarding ability. With the support of its valued corporate partners – RBC and Under Armour - along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canada~Snowboard develops Olympic and World Champions. For more information please visit us at

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After last weeks snowshoe we enjoyed Ian's awesome hot chocolate with gluten free rice flour brownie.  The brownie was pretty awesome so here as promised is the recipe.  Give it a go.  Top it off with melted chocolate drizzled on top or icing sugar through a tea strainer.  Enjoy!
All You Need

1/3 cup (75 mL) butter
2 squares unsweetened chocolate (2 oz/60 g)
1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp (5 mL) Club House Pure Vanilla Extract
2/3 cup (150 mL) Club House Rice Flour
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) baking powder
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt
¾ cup (175 mL) chopped nuts or raisins (optional)

All You Do

In medium saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat.

Stir in sugar and let stand 5 minutes.

Beat in eggs and Club House Pure Vanilla Extract until light and fluffy.

Stir together Club House Rice Flour, baking powder, salt and nuts or raisins (if using).

Add to chocolate mixture and mix until smooth.

Pour into lightly greased 8 x8 inch (20 x 20 cm) pan. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 20-25 minutes. Cool on rack before cutting into squares.

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Hey backcountry enthusiasts I just received this information about an AST 2 course happening in February.
As parts of the US are still pretty hurting for snow Kieth Robine, an incredible instructor from Rossland, BC is putting together a week long Avalanche Skills Training Course, AST 2, February 13-20 at Valkyr Lodge in the backcountry touring area of British Columbia. Normally, this 7 night, fully catered program would run $2100 for the week. But because of a fluke in bookings, this prime week right in the middle of winter is still open at the lodge, and he has got permission from the owners to discount the lodge for this last minute booking, at $1550 for the whole week.
Check out the lodge at:
Also, you can learn more about the AST 2 program at:
Please contact him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any further questions.
This is a great opportunity to further learn terrain, snowpack, and human factors that play into avi considerations. The goal of the week is to have the students making descisions while ski touring in the backcountry woods of BC.
Get out there and be safe!
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LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (24 August, 2011) – Day 12 of the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games saw many of the world’s best snowboarders hit the Big Air at Cardrona Alpine Resort with Canada’s Maxence Parrot and Germany’s Silvia Mittermueller taking the gold.


Winds picked up in the morning, delaying the competition but in the end mother nature cooperated and it was all go with a small but strong field competing for this year’s Winter Games NZ titles. With the delay the format was changed and competitors went straight to a three run final with the best two different jumps counted.

Everyone including the judges was happy to see the conditions improved. “We saw some good tricks,” said Iztok Sumatic, head judge “The wind didn’t the affect the level of the tricks from the top competitors but it probably did affect the size of the field with some of the less experienced riders opting out today.”


After a challenging season with a dislocated elbow followed by a rolled ankle, Germany’s Silvia Mittermueller was happy to turn a page today taking the top spot amongst the women.

Mittermueller attributed her success today in part to a desire to avoid hitting the knuckle and further injuring her ankle. “I knew I had to go big today to avoid injury,” she said. “After a series of injuries and some bad luck I am really happy with today’s results and hope I’ve shown the German national team selectors that I’m capable.” Silvia also has her sites set on competing in the new Olympic discipline of slopestyle in 2014.

Silvia was a surprise,” said Sumatic. “During the practice she was only doing straight airs but when it came to the competition she boosted out with a lovely switch backside 180 mute grab followed by a frontside 360 tailgrab which was also performed very well, with big amplitude.”

New Zealand’s Abby Lockhart and Shelly Gotlieb placed second and third respectively.


Lockhart said that after taking time away from serious competition the inclusion of slopestyle as an Olympic discipline and the additional funding that will be available to New Zealand athletes has prompted her to refocus on competition. “This is a trial year,” she said. “If it all goes well then I hope to be named to the slopestyle team so that I can afford to compete at the level I need to get to the Olympics.”

Abby rode really well putting down two good jumps, a backside 360 melon grab and a backside 180 melon,” said Webster. “It’s good to see her stepping up her game.”

Shelly landed her first backside 360 tailgrab but fell on her two subsequent attempts at a backside 540 leaving her in third place,” said Sumatic.


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Tomorrow brings the Adaptive Slalom racing at Coronet Peat and Day Seven of Curling at the Maniototo Curling Rink in Naseby.

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LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (August 18, 2011) – American’s Gus Kenworthy and Devin Logan repeated their success at Winter Games NZ taking out back to back victories in both yesterday’s freeski halfpipe and today’s freeski slopestyle.


The Air New Zealand Freeski Slopestyle course at Snow Park NZ included an urban rail set with three rail options for the first platform followed by a jib jump platform with a pole jam, tractor tyres and a 45 foot jump, next a 55/45 jump, a 65/55 jump and then finally the Air New Zealand Lily Pad at the bottom.

The women’s field of ten elected to go straight to a three run final with AFP’s overall champion Logan topping the podium for the second day in a row having won yesterday’s halfpipe competition.  

“Her run today was solid,” said Beattie.  “The cork seven was a stand out trick.”

Logan started her run with a lip slide to switchout on the downrail, then frontside to two seventy out on the up cannon box and then a switch five to cork seven to a straight on 360 out of the last feature and scored 79.75 points. 

An amped Logan was thrilled with her win, “It was great to win again today as I have my sights set on both both the halfpipe and slopestyle disciplines at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.”

In second, it was Kim Lamarre , the top ranked slopestyle skier in today’s competition.  Lamarre was tight on the heels of Logan with less than one point separating them. Her run which oozed with style included a lipslide to switch on the downrail and then switch on to switch out of the cannon rail to a switch five safety to a big five forty mute to switch one in to a one eighty out on the bottom lily pad.   She ended with 79.25 points just .5 off of Logan’s top score.


In third place was Canadian Dara Howell finishing her day with 70.5 points.

New Zealand’s up and coming skier Rose Battersby just missed the podium, skiing strongly and hitting the big side of the jumps with a big seven twenty on the final jump.  She’s someone to watch out for in the future.


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100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games continues tomorrow (August 19) with Snowboard Cross at Cardrona beginning at 9am and Ice Hockey at the Dunedin Ice Stadium from 7pm.


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treble coneSkiers and boarders rise to the challenge in an action packed day of competition

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (July 17th, 2011) A quality field of skiers and snowboarders turned out for the BASE Triple Comp yesterday at Treble Cone to showcase their speed, creativity and precision over three events in one day.

Vanessa Aadland of Washington was the female champion of the day producing some top level skiing keeping the men on their toes.

“What an awesome day and a great start to the season. There was a great vibe amongst all the competitors with a great local turnout for the first event of the season,” said Brent Harridge, Managing Director of BASE Wanaka.

The POW Banked Slalom took place in the Lower Gunbarrel offering steep natural walls and heaps of snow for the competitors to negotiate their way through. The Dreamweaver played host to the Rossignol Expression Session offering the perfect playground for competitors to show off their skills and creativity. The BERN Downhill took place in Treble Cone’s popular Powder Bowl where competitors demonstrated style and speed over the full length of the piste.

The day was drawn to a close with a prize giving at Mint Bar in Wanaka which saw all competitors rewarded for their efforts and winners revelling in their achievements.

This week Treble Cone stages the ABSOLUT Ice Competition (Tuesday 19) and celebrates TC Cat’s birthday (Thursday 21 July).


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Triple BASE Comp - Expression Session, Banked Slalom and Downhill all in one day

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (July 11, 2011) The legendary Triple BASE competition returns to Treble Cone this Saturday 16 July testing the mountains boarders and skiers to three thrilling events packed into one day crowning the King and Queen of the mountain 2011.

This thrilling and well established competition is back with a bang after an intermittent couple of seasons, and is sure to entertain as riders test their skills, creativity, speed and precision over three varied events.

The day kick starts with the iconic fast paced and action packed POW Banked Slalom which will see riders thundering down the Gunbarrel’s steep banked natural turns battling it out for top scorings. Running concurrently is the fun packed Rossignol Expression Session offering skiers and snowboarders a chance to show off their skills and creativity over a section of natural terrain.

The afternoon’s Bern Downhill event in the Powder Bowl will test athletes speed and technical expertise over fast steep terrain. This event is sure to see some spills and thrills as competitors race through Powder bowl.

“This is a fantastic event which showcases Treble Cone’s true diversity of terrain and is designed for all levels of local skiers and boarders to enjoy. With all this new snow, we’re super excited for a huge day at Treble Cone”, said Brent Harridge, Managing Director of BASE Wanaka.

All skiers and boarders will compete on the same courses with the best run or score for each event counting.

A great prize pool including a pair of skis and a snowboard will be up for grabs at the off mountain prize giving at 5.30pm at Mint Bar in Wanaka with an after party to follow.

Please note that places may be limited, it is advised that entrants register online to avoid disappointment. Space permitting, entries can also be made on hill from 9am on event day.

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