Carlsbad, CA - The ultimate amateur snowboard contest series will hit some of the most progressive park resorts throughout the United States during its upcoming season, as TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine and High Cascade Snowboard Camp announce today the 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM series schedule. The ninth annual TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM tour will make six stops from coast to coast, culminating with the 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM finals.
“The TransAM is a melting pot for some of the happiest up-and-coming riders on earth – it’s more like going and riding with your friends than competing in a wait-at-the-top-for-your-one-run-all-day contest!” — Adam Kisiel, High Cascade Snowboard Camp & TransAM Contest Series Announcer
The 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM series will kick off its six-stop tour on January 8 at Waterville Valley, NH. After Waterville Valley, the tour will host four additional contests across the country before finishing the season on March 12 at Bear Mountain, CA, for the 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM finals.
Between Waterville Valley and Bear Mountain, the TransAM will also make stops at Big Boulder, PA; Otsego Club, Gaylord, MI; Park City, UT; and Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA.
Each TransAM event will start with the Traffic Jam, in which all riders hike and ride the slope style mini-park course together. During the Traffic Jam, a panel of judges will select 40 riders to advance to the Ultimate Jam by giving them the coveted T-shirt/bib hybrid.
The Ultimate Jam will be three 10-minute jam sessions on each line in the park. The Ultimate Jam puts the spotlight on each of the 40 riders in all three rounds, ensuring that the riding will be nothing less than well rounded and dramatic. The winners will be determined by the panel of snowboarding judges.
Winners at each stop will receive a huge prize pack, with loot from TransWorld SNOWboarding as well as tour sponsors High Cascade, Zumiez, Ride Snowboards, Anon Optics, Giro Helmets, Coal Headwear, Drop Mfg, and Vitamin Water.
The top male and female finishers at each stop will also get hooked up with a trip, courtesy of Zumiez, to compete in the TransAM finals at Bear Mountain.
The TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM overall champions will walk away with automatic qualification and a trip to the Ride Shakedown finals at the Summit at Snoqualmie, WA, courtesy of Ride Snowboards.
Riders can enter the TransAM for just $10 and will also receive a year’s subscription to TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine with their entry fee.
In addition, TransWorld SNOWboarding and participating resorts have teamed up to include a subscription to the magazine for everyone who buys a lift ticket the day of the event.
For more information on TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine or the TransAM series, visit www.twsnow.com/transam.
2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM Schedule
1/08/11 Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
1/22/11 Big Boulder, Pennsylvania
2/05/11 Otsego Club, Gaylord, Michigan
2/12/11 Park City, Utah
2/26/11 Northstar-at-Tahoe, California
3/12/11 Bear Mountain, California