Vans Mini Cup Coming To Winter Park 12/14

All the Details on the First Mini Cup Stop Including Where to Register and What You Can Win!

Cypress, CA (December 11, 2008) – Join Vans and Satellite Boardshop this Sunday, December 14th at Winter Park Resort in Colorado for the first stop of the Vans Mini Cup, a new series of three rail jams going down around the country this winter.  The event kicks off at 11:00 am and will feature an open jam session, narrowing down to a 10-man final judged by the Vans Snow team.  The winner will score an all-expense-paid trip to the Vans Cup at Mammoth and a slot in the event's invite-only rail jam.  Cash prizes of $500, $300 and $150 will also be handed out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both the men’s and women’s 16 and over divisions, while riders under the age of 16 will have a chance to compete for Vans snow gear, shoes and other cool prize packs!

Riders that would like to participate in Sunday's Mini Cup can pre-register at Satellite Boardshop in Boulder, Colorado before December 14th or at Winter Park Resort the morning of the event.  Visit for additional contest information and to download registration forms.

The next Mini Cup stop will be presented by Eastern Boarder at New Hampshire's Loon Mountain on January 10, followed by a rail jam at California’s Bear Mountain presented by Leroys Boardshop and One Way Boardshop on February 7 (please note that the date has moved up one week).

A special thanks to Satellite Boardshop, Eastern Boarder, Leroys Boardshop and One Way Boardshop for their support!

About the Vans Cup:

Widely regarded as the West Coast's most important professional snowboarding competition, The 5th Annual Vans Cup will be held at Mammoth Mountain February 27 through March 1, with nearly $200,000 up for grabs.  The weekend kicks off with an invitational rail jam Friday night, where top riders throw down their best tricks for a chance at the coveted Vans Cup and a huge cash prize.  The action continues Saturday with a Slopestyle comp and the Vans Cup caps off Sunday with the Superpipe finals.