It’s all about the steeze next weekend 12th & 13th July when the 2008 British Snow Tour heads ‘Eastside’… to Chatham, for the Animal Slopestyle Championships and Big Air Jam. The schools tour will also continue its quest to educate the kids in the ways of the UK shredder by visiting two Chatham schools on 10th & 11th July and giving away 200 FREE beginner lessons.
Over 100 of the UK’s top freestylers including local ripper Cody Heirons will be destroying the slopestyle course over the weekend which will be made up of: a 42ft long, 5ft high rollercoaster rail, a massive flat down kink rail shipped in from a US snowpark, a brand new C box, a variety of kickers and a huge 60ft battleship box. A relaxed big air jam kick starts each day’s competition whilst new sponsor SUSO’s FREE juice samples, Tony B’s tunes and James Thorne’s heckling on the mic will be sure to keep everyone entertained!
Demo sponsors, K2, Ride, DC Snowboards and LINE and K2 ski’s will be laying on their full range of hardware kit to test drive on Saturday evening and for anyone wanting to make a night, weekend, summer holiday of it, Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre are offering competitors and spectators the chance to pitch up and camp onsite for only £5 per night.
Animal Slopestyle Championship Schedule:
Saturday 12th July, Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre
• 9am – 6pm: Animal Slopestyle Championships and Big Air Jam (snowboard)
• 12noon – 4pm: FREE Snowboard lessons with the Animal Snowboard Academy
• 5pm – 8pm: FREE demo testing, courtesy of K2, Ride, DC Snowboards and LINE and K2 Ski’s
Sunday 13th July, Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre
• 9am – 6pm: Animal Slopestyle Championships and Big Air Jam (freeski)
• 12noon – 4pm: FREE Ski lessons with the Animal Ski Academy
The competition is based on open entry for all abilities and offers competitors the chance to gain prestigious TTR World ranking points. To book your spot to compete or to take part in one of the FREE beginner lessons up for grabs go to: www.britishsnowtour.comThe remaining tour stops in full are:
Chatham Sat 12 Jul 2008 to Sun 13 Jul 2008 ( British Dryslope Slope Style Championships)
Norfolk Sat 19 Jul 2008 to Sun 20 Jul 2008 (British Dryslope Snowboardcross Championships)
Castleford Sat 20 Sep 2008 (British Indoor Slope Style Championships)
Milton Keynes Sat 27 Sep 2008 (British Indoor Big Air Championships)
Glasgow, Sat 4 Oct 2008 (British Indoor Boardercross Championships)