Lake Forest, CA – Today etnies announced the starting five for the Goofy and Regular teams in the etnies GvR Snow Finals on February 23, 2008 at Bear Mountain.  The unique team-based format of GvR Snow pits Transworld Snowboarding’s Regular Footed riders (left foot forward) against FUEL TV’s Goofy Footed riders (right foot forward), with each team appointing a team captain.

The starting five pro snowboarders appointed by Kurt Hoy, captain of the Regular Team and editor-in-chief of Transworld Snowboarding, include:
 
Austin Smith
Joe Sexton
JP Walker
Markku Koski
Robbie Walker

Representing FUEL TV, Director John Stouffer, team captain for the Goofy Team, selected the following snowboarders for his starting five in the finals:
 
Kurt Wastell
Louis Vito
Ryan Thompson
Simon Chamberlain
Chris Bradshaw

Sanctioned by World Cup Snowboarding, etnies GvR Snow has invited more than 70 of the top professional snowboarders from around the world to compete for $50,000.  Over 8,000 people are expected to attend and the contest will be webcast live from the etnies GvR website at http://gvr.etniessnow.com .
 
Immediately following the contest, Ghostface Killah, an original member of Wu-Tang Clan, will be performing at the base of Bear Mountain on the sun deck!
 
Below is the etnies GvR Snow schedule:
etnies GvR Snow Team Qualifiers     -           9:00 a.m.   
etnies GvR Snow Team Finals            -           1:00 p.m.
Ghostface Killah Performance            -           3:00 p.m.         

ThirtyTwo and Lost Energy Drink are presenting etnies GvR.  etnies would like to give special thanks to our partners FUEL TV, Transworld SNOWboarding, Bear Mountain, New Era and Zumiez.   
 
Bear Mountain is located at 43101 Goldmine Dr in Big Bear Lake, California.
 
Stay tuned to http://gvr.etniessnow.com/ for the latest information the contest.