TransWorld’s Spring Flings

Chas Guldemond. Photo: Andy Wright

We know, you were probably expecting nude babes and shred town gossip, that’ll surface after these events though. It’s time to forget the agro chase for early morning pow and bitter cold, spring is about sleeping in until the landings soften up and enjoying extra après time in the glistening sun. And by now your local hill should have enough snow stocked up to slide on through spring, hopefully with a handful of features to boot. If that's not the case wherever you are, you can keep the snowboarding dream alive with this compilation of spring events near you. Unravel that winter mummy getup, replace it with sunscreen and shred till your feet are sogged, dogg.

Grenade Games at Whistler, April 20-26
Wrapping up the tail end of the Telus Festival (April 17-26) in Whistler, the Grenade Games go international. With a greener locale and events from poker runs to dual slalom mogul races, it's gonna be a blowout so dust off that passport and check the event schedule here.

MGT Snowboard Camp at Mount Norquay, April 4-5
Girls gone board wild. The best female riders and coaches all convene for a weekend blast of ladies only ridingat Mount Norquay, Banff, Alberta.
mgtsnowboardcamp.com

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Sunsation at Copper Mountain, April 11-12 & 18-19
Copper has one of the best après scenes we know of with their sprawling decks and good spring weather. This music lineup is one way to enjoy things after a day of slush.
coppercolorado.com/events_and_activities/events_calandar/Sunsation.htm

Spring Jam at Apsen/Snowmass starting March 20
From the Red Bull Shneetag to the Big Air Fridays and free Ratatat concert, Aspen/Snowmass is lit up with events until the last day of shreddin'. Check their event calender below.
http://www.aspensnowmass.com/travelinfo/events/default.cfm

Reggaefest at Mount Snow, March 27-29
Ehhh nuttin but ragu music and good vibes going down here all weekend long. Accompanied by a pond skim contest and Duct Tape Derby, things are sure to get loose.
mountsnow.com

Breckenridge Spring Massive Festival, April 1-19
Sending it through spring with a contest series, beer and food tasting not to mention someof the best spring park sessions.
http://breckenridge.snow.com/info/winter/ea.springmassive.asp

Windell’s Spring Sessions, April 4-10 & 11-17
Now’s the time to lock down those tricks you’ve been dreaming of all winter because spring marks a time when you’re most comfortable on your snowboard. By now the thing should feel like an extension of your body and with a little coaxing from Windells’ staff, you’ll be squeaking out that extra rotation and greasing that kinked rail in no time.
windells.com

Spring Gruv at The Canyons Resort and Park City, March 27–April 1
A fully packed long weekend with pond skimming, concerts and contests starting with the Queen's Cup female slopestyle and rail contest on March 27th.  There's also a banked slalom race through the half mile-long natural halfpipe at The Canyons and a 80s dress up day. Woo, footloose.
http://www.thecanyons.com/springgruv/sg.html

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