BURLINGTON, VT (June 12, 2007) — Burton’s fourth annual Abominable Snow Jam snowboarding competition will take place from July 10-12, 2007 at High Cascade Snowboard Camp and Timberline Resort on Mt. Hood, Oregon. Featuring a quarterpipe, halfpipe and slopestyle competition, the Abominable Snow Jam brings top international riders like Ross Powers, Gretchen Bleiler, Danny Kass, Leanne Pelosi, Jussi Oksanen, Peter Line, Cheryl Maas, Eddie Wall and Wille Yli Luoma to Mt. Hood for a laid-back event in the hub of the summer snowboard scene.
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.
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 and plenty of cold hard cash. The female or male rider with the best overall performance throughout the entire event will win the Volvo Overall Rider Award and drive home in a new Volvo C30. The Harley-Davidson Inspired Ride Award winners will be selected from those that have competed in all events of the ASJ and have shown the award committee the combination of the following: original tricks and combinations, creativity in blending unique riding, and a singular style that is dynamic and vibrant. 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.
High Cascade Snowboard Camp is hosting the quarterpipe contest on July 10 and the halfpipe competition on July 11. Legendary park and pipe builder Pat Malendoski and his Planet Snow Design crew will design both the quarterpipe and the halfpipe with help from the crew at High Cascade Snowboard Camp. On July 12, the Abominable Snow Jam wraps up with the slopestyle competition, designed by the park crew at Timberline Resort. Besides yeti and penguin sightings, riders will enjoy fun in the sun with on-snow barbeques, massage therapist treatments and parties at the local Hood hangouts.
Special thanks go out to Burton, Volvo, SoBe, Paul Mitchell, Harley-Davidson, Timberline Resort and High Cascade Snowboard Camp for supporting the Abominable Snow Jam. For more information on the Abominable Snow Jam, check out www.abominablesnowjam.com