Freeport, Maine—Winterstick, the 33-year old snowboard brand associated with the origins of the sport, is kicking off its 2005-2006 Soul Ride Demo Tour at Mammoth Mountain over the weekend of November 12th and 13th. The launch weekend officially marks the beginning of the second annual Soul Ride Demo Tour and is supported by Snowboard Journal, Standard Films, and Purl Wax. Soul Ride is a national series of grassroots events bringing the Winterstick experience to resorts that reflect the brand’s image and heritage. Each Soulride stop will feature Winterstick board demos, chances to win prizes from Soul Ride sponsors, competitions*, and clinics with Winterstick team riders.

The 05/06 Soulride Demo Tour stops are:

November
12th-13th Mammoth Mountain, CA

December
3rd-4th Killington, VT
10th Winter Park, CO
10th -11th Sunday River, ME
17th -18th Sugarbush, VT
17th -18th Jackson Hole, WY
17th -18th Alpine Meadows, CA
29th -30th Loveland, CO
30th Loon, NH*(Open Season)

January
7th -8th Beaver Creek, CO
8th Alpine Meadows, CA*(Snowbomb Big Air)
13th -15th Sugarbowl, CA*(Jabra XJam)
21st Sugarbowl, CA*(Snowbomb Half Pipe)
21st-22nd Sunday River, ME*(Maine Mnt Series)
TBA Brighton, UT

February
3rd -5th Mt. Baker, WA*( Baker Banked Slalom)
5th Homewood, CA*(Snowbomb Slopestyle)
11th Diamond Peak, NV*(Snowbomb Slopestyle)
TBA Snowbird, UT

March
12th Diamond Peak, NV*(Snowbomb Slopestyle)

April
8th Homewood, CA*(Snowbomb Big Air)

“Winterstick has this fanatical, almost cult-like following, and name recognition that’s synonymous with the soul of snowboarding, said Eric Tietje, Winterstick’s marketing director. “Our intent with the Soulride tour is to share some of that enthusiasm and allow riders to experience Winterstick on a personal level, while celebrating the heritage of an original snowboard brand.

Winterstick was founded in 1972 by Dimitrije Milovich, a displaced surfer living in Utah, and is best known for the original Swallowtail, still in production. Winterstick is now owner operated and based in Freeport, Maine, under the direction of Bigelow Mountain Partners, LLC, a holding companydedicated to bringing new direction to existing brands. For more information about Winterstick, visitwww.winterstick.com.