Mt. Hood Oregon—Rail jams got you in a stale jam? Do you sometimes wish you could go off a jump, grab your board … maybe even spin around or do a flip? Well if so, come join High Cascade Snowboard Camp and TransWorld Snowboard Magazine at the 2006 TransWorld TransAm contests for a breath of fresh air this winter.
Unique mini slope-style courses will set the scene for an event getting riders back it the air and using their imagination. This five-stop tour hosted by the most progressive park resorts in the country will be a gathering for some of the happiest amateur riders on Earth to push each other in a fun, jam style jump-jib-jabbing environment. The series will culminate in a nighttime finals under the lights at the 2006 USASA Nationals at Northstar, CA. In addition, winners at each stop earn a qualifying spot at the Amateur World Snowboard Championships this summer at Mt. Hood.
Side events to include The Crail Jam (not c-rail, were talking crail grabs), The Brail Jam (blind-folded fun), the Bail Jam (best falling techniques) and The Trail Jam (the whole group mobs a run at the end of the day).
As you read this, in Hood River, Oregon, Dakine is making ridiculous custom TransAm backpacks for the event and on Vashon Island, WA Ride is making limited edition TransAm boards for the winners. In addition, the TransAm’s have teamed up with 3 of the country’s best retailers to enhance each event: Eastern Boarder (East Coast stops), Active (West Coast stops) and Satellite (Colarado stop) will be there kicking in gift cards to the winners and joining in the fun. To top it all off, the guys from Oakley are coming with outerwear and custom Blades"¢ for the top three spots. Painted gold, silver and bronze (1st, 2nd, 3rd) with laser etched TransAm lenses, these retro-release sunglasses will keep the winners thermo-nuclearly protected for life. Bonus: rumor has it Cobra Dogs has a new trailer and will be on hand at some of the events to fuel riders with their delicious hot dogs grilled specifically for the extreme sports lifestyle.
Putting the “free back in “freestyle, the TransAms are free to enter with a valid season pass or lift ticket (spots are limited). For more information, go to www.highcascade.com starting November 1st when the new website launches.
When & Where
Bear Mt., CA 1/29/06
Winter Park, CO 2/4/06
Mt. Creek, NJ 2/11/06
Waterville Valley, NH 2/18/06
Northstar, CA (finals) 3/30/06
The TransWorld TransAms, by High Cascade: “Helping to get amateur snowboarders off the ground this winter.