The Vans Hi Standard is coming to the Alps! After more than 20 years in snowboarding, Vans have been responsible for some ground breaking competitions, the latest of which is the Hi Standard, named after their best selling boot. The name of the game is style, not ‘spin to win’ and as a result, tricks over a 720 are banned with the focus being on making your tricks look as good as possible – with cash prizes for the best runs.
Having already laid down some style from Canada to Korea, the Vans Hi-Standard reaches the former Olympic Village of Chamrousse, France, on February 20th.
The Vans Hi-Standard is an Open Comp, so just rock up and register: all are welcome, and there are €7,000 up for grabs, so don’t hold back! Bringing together both Big Air and Rail Jam formats, the Vans Hi-Standard will be dishing out Van Doren Dollars to those who impress the judges with style, creativity and inventive tricks. In addition, accolades for ‘Worst Bail’ and ‘Most Improved’ will also be given; ensuring everyone who steps up has a stab at the cash.
If you’re not riding, Chamrousse is known for being snow-sure and sunny, so come along, watch the comp, enjoy the good vibes and eat a few waffles. There’ll be some of the Vans Snow Team on hand to high-five and shred with, rad music and a bunch of other stuff going on, so be sure to join us on the hill.
Find out more, follow the tour as it traverses the globe and check out the action by visiting Vans.eu and following #VansHiStandard.
Online Registration: https://vans-hi-standard.queueapp.com
Official dates for the 2016 Vans Hi-Standard Series
January 16 – Mount St. Louis, Ontario, Canada
January 23 – Le Relais, Quebec, Canada January 30 – Phoenix Park, GW, Korea January 30 – Mellow Parks, Beijing, China February 6 – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, United States February 13 – Mountain Creek, New Jersey, United States
February 20 – Chamrousse, 38, France
February 20 – Norquay, Alberta, Canada
February 27 – Park City, Utah, United States
March 12 – Mt. Seymour, British Columbia, Canada
March 19 – Sierra-at-Tahoe, California, United States
June 20 – Mt. Hood, Oregon, United States
July 15 – Whistler, British Columbia, Canada