If snow is the gift of the gods then snowboarding must have had its own Prometheus to go steal SnowFlex from them: the ability to shred all year round on reliably stable features is heavenly indeed.

But whereas Prometheus paid the price for nicking flames from the deities, as usual the yanks are taking the piss and flaunting their stolen wares for all the world to see - how is it fair that a country with Mt Baker, the Colorado Rockies, Lake Tahoe and a thriving East Coast scene also get's one of the tastiest looking dryslope facilities going? We've said it before, but move over High Cascade and Windells - there's a new summer destination in town!