TransAM at Big Sky Full Recap

TransAm Big Sky Course Overview
The RIDE feature seemed to be on of the favorites since you could go right to the Zumiez and Giro feature or left to the HCSC feature.
Gap to front board on the Anon double slide.
DJ 5 Star and Giro rep came out pumped out music all day for the contestants.
Pole Jam shifty over the Analog stairs.
The crowd got to see this nose press to nose press on the outer mailbox on the Anon feature.
Poking out the front 3 on the Giro feature.
This kid nose pressed the Zumiez couch into the hand dug quarter pipe.
Rodeos are big in Montana and this competitor went with a different kind of rodeo over the High Cascade feature.
Chris McElaney frontblunts through the RIDE rail.
If you get to check in with Jon because you got a bib and made finals has to be a good feeling.
Speed was a little bit of an issue for the Analog pole jam but park crew stepped up and were slinging these kids in.
These spectators got a up close view of this gap 270 on the Anon mailboxes.
With the help of park crew and popping off the Analog pole jam this kid gets a front one over the stairs.
The Big Sky Park Crew put a lot of work into the hand dug QP and it didn’t get down this competitor and he airs above the Giro toolboxes.
8-year-old Will Gannon was ripping all day and here he airs over the Zumiez Couch.
Putting that lean into the RIDE Kink rail.
There were a few different way you could hit the High Cascade feature and this competitor went simple but with style with a crail back one.
Will and Tony after will got his bib for finals and yes the bid was bigger then he was.
Pole jam to back one firecracker on the Analog feature.
Spectators stopped by all day and these lucky ones got to see the gap to backlip on the Anon feature.
This competitor making sure the Giro toolbox stays shut.
You did not want to get closed out on the High Cascade feature and this kid made sure of that.
Now that’s a tail press on the Zumiez Couch.
This was a risky move but this kid got the front blunt through the High Cascade closeout.
Flexing on the RIDE rail.
You know you are going to see a laid out backflip during the TransAM and here is one over the High Cascade feature.
Women's: 1. Abigail Frizzell
Pint size ripper: Will Gannon
Giro Best crash: Luke Merten
Men's: 1. Tommy Synder 2. Sam Haivla 3. Chris McElaney
Zumiez best trick: Cab 1 back 5 out of the ride kink rail Reed Schneider

 TransAM at Big Sky Full Recap

Photos: Greg Furey/ Video: Tyler Bello

The TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM touched down at Big Sky Resort in Montana for stop 7 of the 2015 tour.  Sunny Montana skies and cold temps saw over 55 of Big Sky's best riders come out to throw down on an immaculate TransAM course sculpted by Adam West and the Big Sky park crew.  Check out the video and photos for the full recap of the TransAM at Big Sky!

Congratulations to the top three guys and gals who qualified for the Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM Finals at Bear Mountain, CA on March 14, 2015.  1st placers Abigail Frizzell & Tommy Snyder walked away with flight vouchers to Finals courtesy of Zumiez, VIP treatment for the finals weekend on behalf of Transworld SNOWboarding, and snowboards from RIDE.  There was also the coveted TransAm trophy in the form of a custom engraved acoustic guitar.

All winners were loaded up with tons of awesome product including custom High Cascade backpacks, Anon goggles, Analog outerwear, Giro helmets, and Zumiez gift cards.

$500 cold hard Zumiez cash for the Zumiez Best Trick Award also went to Reed Schneider for his cab 1 back 5 out of the RIDE KINK rail

Special thanks to Big Sky Resort and the TransAM sponsors for another banger 2015 TransAM event:  RIDE Snowboards, Zumiez, Anon Optics, Analog, High Cascade Snowboard Camp, and Giro.



1. Abigail Frizzell




1. Tommy Snyder

2. Sam Haivla

3. Chris McElaney


Best Crash:

Luke Merten


Pint Size Ripper:

Will Gannon


Zumiez Best Trick:

Reed Schneider — Cab 1 back 5 out of the RIDE KINK rail


See you next weekend at stop eight in Schweitzer, ID!



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