BURLINGTON, VT (July 2, 2007) — Burton’s fourth annual Abominable Snow Jam snowboarding competition is one week away and top snowboarders from all over the world are getting ready for the summer’s biggest snowboarding event, set for July 10-12, 2007 at High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Timberline Resort on Mt. Hood, Oregon.
The Burton Abominable Snow Jam is the first stop on the prestigious TTR World Snowboard Tour. Riders can earn valuable TTR points early in the season that will help elevate their standings in the overall World Tour Ranking list and ultimately toward the TTR World Championship title.
Featuring a quarterpipe, halfpipe and slopestyle competition, the Abominable Snow Jam brings top riders to Mt. Hood for a laid-back event in the hub of the summer snowboard scene. This year’s attendees includes male riders Mason Aguirre, Danny Kass, Ross Powers, Jussi Oksanen, Peter Line, Eddie Wall, Kevin Pearce, Pat Moore, Scotty Lago, Chris Rotax, Willy Yli Luoma, Keir Dillon, Keegan Valaika and Andreas Wiig. Female riders will be represented by Kelly Clark, Gretchen Bleiler, Cheryl Mass, Jaime Anderson, Meg Pugh, Leanne Pelosi, Janna Myen, Elena Hight and Hana Beaman.
Volvo will have three new cars on display to check out, the new C30, the Heico/Burton C30 and the IPD C30. Harley-Davidson will provide on-site demos as an opportunity for media, competitors and spectators alike to test/ride the new Harley-Davidson Nightster„¢ motorcycles in Government Camp. The demo will take place Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12 at the Burton Demo Center from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition, Harley-Davidson will host the Harley Nightster„¢ BBQ Party in Government Camp at Charlie’s on July 11. SoBe will also be on-site keeping all attendees hydrated and Paul Mitchell will keep things stylish by supplying hair care products.
High Cascade Snowboard Camp is hosting the quarterpipe contest on July 10 and the halfpipe competition on July 11. On July 12, the Abominable Snow Jam wraps up with the slopestyle competition at Timberline Resort. Besides yeti and penguin sightings, riders will enjoy fun in the sun with on-snow barbeques, massage therapy treatments and parties at the local Hood hangouts.
Thanks to the event’s sponsors, the Abominable Snow Jam will be offering over $140,000 in prizes including a Volvo C30, two 2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster„¢ motorcycles, two 2008 Polaris 600 RMK 155″ snowmobiles and plenty of cold hard cash. In addition, male and female Best Trick prizes for the quarterpipe, halfpipe and slopestyle events include a Rolex watch, a MacBook Pro and a Sony HDV video camera respectively.
Special thanks go out to Volvo, SoBe, Paul Mitchell, Harley-Davidson, Timberline Resort and High Cascade Snowboard Camp for supporting the Burton Abominable Snow Jam. For more information on the Burton Abominable Snow Jam, check out www.abominablesnowjam.com