The Vans Hi Standard Series Returns to Scotland!


The Vans Hi Standard Series is one of our favourite competition formats and we’re very excited that it’s return to the Scottish Highlands has officially been confirmed. 5th of April, save the date! The official press release is below:

Jamie Trinder getting laid back at last year’s Hi Standard in the Cairngorms. Photo: Ed Blomfield

After successfully bringing the legendarily laid-back Vans Hi-Standard Series to Europe in 2013, Vans are proud to announce its return for 2014! With a unique competition format dedicated to bringing back and honoring individual style, creativity and ‘self-expression’, the Vans Hi Standard is not your average contest; rotations over 720 are not permitted and having fun is mandatory.

Two equally epic, yet quite different, European resorts will host the 2014 edition: Austria’s favourite shred destination; Mayrhofen, and Scotland’s infamous Cairngorm Mountain.

The judging criteria remains the same in 2014, so the more style and trick variety you have, the more Van Doren Dollars – CASH – you go home with.

More than 200 ‘competitors’ got together and chucked themselves off the kickers last year, proving that true snowboarding is all about having fun and celebrating the grassroots of snowboarding, the Vans way. The judging criteria remains the same in 2014, so the more style and trick variety you have, the more Van Doren Dollars – CASH – you go home with. It’s super relaxed, but riders must stay sharp; repetition of tricks will be punished!

Alongside the Big Air contest, each event will also include a rail jam as well as prizes for the most monied rider, and the worst bail. To round off the day everyone is invited to join the famous Van Doren BBQ. The Vans Hi-Standard series invites every passionate snowboarder out there to come down and shred. No matter if you are a seasoned pro or madcapped amateur, old dude or youngster, boy or girl, we’ve a category for all, so everyone’s guaranteed a fair contest and a change to grab those Vans Doren Dollars!  See you on the hill.

Wanna be a big boot in a small town? Fuck off up the (Clarks) model village. Photo: Ed Blomfield

Dates and Locations:

March 22nd 2014         Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen/AT

April 5th 2014               Cairngorm, Scotland/UK

Sign-up:                       8:30 am

Contest Start:              10:00 am


If you’re interested in registering, here are the details: anyone can register simply by emailing [email protected]. Please state the following:


You can also check out the event’s facebook page here.

Check out the highlights from Vans Hi Standard 2013:





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