Vans Hi-Standard Snow Series World Tour
Style is Everything, Nothing Over a 720
Vans proudly kicks off 2015 with the Vans Hi-Standard Series, an international contest series inviting snowboarders from all around to the world to exhibit pure style and creativity in an exciting jam format. Touring across the US, Canada, China and Austria, the Vans Hi-Standard Series will feature an original big air format where riders are judged by individual style only, with no rotations over 720 allowed.
Beginning January 17 in Ontario, Canada, riders will compete in a special exhibition of pure style and originality. The Hi-Standard series will award over $60K in cash prizes and challenge riders with the “Van Doren Rail Best Trick”, offering cash on the spot for the most inventive maneuvers. With nothing over a 720 allowed, only the most creative competitors will be considered for the top three billing. Vans will also present the Vans Custom Culture design workshop featuring a local artist from each city, inviting spectators to design their own pair of Vans. Fans and competitors can expect to see familiar faces from Vans Snow team, including Zac Marben, Darrell Mathes, Jake Kuzyk, and more!
Official dates for the 2015 US Vans Hi-Standard Series
(See flyer attached)
January 17- Mount St. Louis, Ontario, Canada
January 24 – Le Relais, Quebec, Canada
January 31 – Park City, Utah, United States
February 7 – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, United States
February 7 – Mellow Parks, Beijing, China
February 14 – Norquay, Alberta, Canada
March 7 – Mountain Creek, New Jersey, United States
March 7 – Mt. Seymour, British Columbia, Canada
March 21 – Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen, Austria
TBD – Final Stop, California, United States
The Vans Hi-Standard Series pays homage to more than 20 years of Vans heritage in snowboarding, bringing modern day competition back to the basics by rewarding riders for individual style, creativity and self-expression. With strict guidelines against rotations over 720, the Hi-Standard challenges today’s snowboarders to compete the Vans way, showcasing original style variations only true snowboarders can pull off. Held internationally in Europe, Canada, Asia and the United States, this unique series celebrates the spirit of snowboarding all over the world with one unifying message: style is everything.
About Vans Snow
Vans celebrates more than 20 years on the mountain with the 2015 performance-driven snowboard boot, accessories and Mountain Edition hybrid apparel collections. Vans embraces two decades of commitment in snow, advocating individual expression and style, and supported by an influential roster of athletes that continue to evolve the progression of snowboarding today. With heavy influence in design and rigorous testing of our boots, Vans global team members include Pat Moore, Darrell Mathes, Zac Marben, Jake Kuzyk, Andreas Wiig, Mark Landvik, Jamie Lynn, Hana Beaman, Arthur Longo, Iouri “Ipod” Podladtchikov, Phil Jacques, Eric Willett, Markus Keller, Wolle Nyvelt, and Cheryl Maas.