Seattle, WA – November 26, 2008 – With the season just gearing up, youth around North America are pulling their equipment out of storage and starting to plan their competition schedule for the year.  Here in the great Northwest, the Gromfest Crew may still be waiting for snow, but we’re finishing up our own winter schedule.

If you haven’t heard, the Great Northwest Gromfest is back and planning another year of amazing qualifiers at local resorts, all gearing up for the 2009 Gromfest Finals next July at Whistler.  While Gromfest has a good following already in the Northwest, the non-profit event will be expanding to include some resorts in the Northeast this winter as well as the Rocky Mountains.

What follows is the first set of qualifiers to be announced for the season.  Show up to any of these mountains and compete in the listed event and you could possibly qualify to come compete next summer.  Keep checking back as more mountains will join this list in the weeks to come:

Summit at Snoqualmie – Washington
12/19 – Jib This!
3/7 – Oakley Uprising
3/14 – Mamafest

Mt. High – California
12/13 – Oakley Uprising
1/31 – Utility Superbowl
3/14 – Active Sponsor Me Slopestyle

Tamarack Resort – Idaho
2/21 – Payette River Series – Slopestyle
2/22 – Payette River Series – Superpipe

Whitefish Mountain – Montana
1/30 – Night Riders Park Series 1
2/20 – Night Riders Park Series 2
3/6 – Night Riders Park Series Finals

Park City Snowboard Team – Utah
Head to www.pcsbt.org for all the details on how to join the Park City Snowboard Team.  Up to 3 members who commit and work hard this season will be chosen to compete in Gromfest.

Oregon Interscholastic Snowboarding Association – Oregon
If you’re in high school in the Portland, Oregon area, head to www.oisa.org for all the details on how to get involved in OISA.  Up to 3 members who prove their skills will be chosen to compete in Gromfest.

Special thanks to all of Gromfest’s sponsors, including but not limited to Whistler, Camp of Champions, SPAUSA, Arbor, Ride Snowboards, Vitamin Water, POW Gloves, Stepchild Snowboards, Circa, Signal Snowboards, Woodward, Spacecraft, DVS, Snowboard Magazine, Skullcandy, and Snowboarder Magazine.  Check out info, pics, videos and more of Gromfest at www.gromfest.org (here)

About Gromfest:
Gromfest started in 2006 as an amateur skate and snow competition that gives kids 18 & under the opportunity to be in the spotlight and show off their skills.  No crazy rules, no crazy requirements, just crazy riding.  In addition, Gromfest donates proceeds to non-profit, alternative sports programs that benefit kids.  By doing this, Gromfest is assuring bright futures.

Media Contact:
Ryan Simpson
ryan@gromfest.org
425-829-9933