Articles Tagged: southern-california

2013 Nike Snowboarding Snake & Hammers winds its way through Mt. High

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2013 Nike Snowboarding Snake & Hammers winds its way through Mt. High

The second stop of Snake & Hammers took place at Mt. High in California on Saturday. Murphy's Law normally states: when you have a snowboard event on the calendar you can almost guarantee that the weather will be bad. This formula doesn't apply for Southern California. Instead, you get a beautifully clear, sunny day with people snowboarding in tee shirts, shorts and sports bras in slushy 70° weather. With plenty of sun screen on their faces and turkey corndogs in their bellies, the competitors of the first Snake & Hammers event in North America battled it out through a very fun and challenging course. As the snow went from slushy to extra slushy, the riders powered their way through the snake-like berms and hucked the most technical and stylish tricks they could muster. This combination of speed and trickery had competitors and crowd lurkers smiling from ear to ear. After three heated runs, fifteen men and three women were selected for a one run, do-or-die finals. With only one run, riders had to chose between playing it safe or going for broke. Scott Blum chose the latter.... With a balanced attack of speed and creativity, Blum electrified the crowd and judges and with a stylish frontside three over the main jump and straight into a high-speed handplant over the rainbow box. In the end, this combination of speed and stylish tricks won him the first North America Snake & Hammers award and $1,500 cash. Matt Ladley and Greg Bretz were on hill and handed out the Hammer Award to Jeremy Page for the sickest hammer of the day. And although everyone who competed felt like they won, only four men and one woman hoisted the coveted Snake & Hammers trophies. 1st - Scott Blum 36.0, $1,500 2nd - Spencer Link 37.2, $1000 3rd - Mika Height 37.7, $500 1st Women's Jamie Madrid 41.08, $750 Hammer Jeremy Page "Switch Back Rodeo" $250 Next stops: 03/24-26 Montafon, Austria 03/30 Mt. Hood Meadows, OR 04/06 Mammoth Mountain, CA

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Happy Holidays from Bear Mountain

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Happy Holidays from Bear Mountain

Happy Holidays from Bear Mountain! The Red Bull Plaza is now open, and even jolly old Santa had to take a break from his work in the North Pole to come check it out. Featuring Scott Vine, Justin Mulford, Ian Dodds, Jordan Small, Ian Sams, Jeremy Estorga, Johnny Miller, Jimmy Hay, and Santa.

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Mountain High’s “Santa’s List 2″

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Mountain High’s “Santa’s List 2″

Santa got the word that the good little boys and girls of Southern California needed snow, so he hopped in his sleigh and headed down south to bring us some. When he was done, the jolly old elf took some park laps of his own.

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Mt. High Opening Day Video

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Mt. High Opening Day Video

Winter is back...and it's missed you! Mountain High in Wrightwood is now open for the 2011/12 season so it's time to get your shred on. First resort to open in Southern California for the 15th year in a row. Yeah!

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HAVE A CHANCE TO PLANT A TREE WHEN STAYING AT POPULAR COASTAL HOTELS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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HAVE A CHANCE TO PLANT A TREE WHEN STAYING AT POPULAR COASTAL HOTELS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Summer kicks off a great opportunity for coastal travelers to get a chance to plant a tree while enjoying the surf and sand. etnies and Joie de Vivre Hotels has teamed up to bring the etnies Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree project to guests visiting Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach, Shorebreak in Huntington Beach and Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach. Each of these unique hotels embodies the active Southern California lifestyle and culture, thus forming a natural synergy with etnies – the leading action sports brand.

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Save Money at Mountain High With New Deals!

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Save Money at Mountain High With New Deals!

Wrightwood, CA – November 15, 2010 – Winter sports don’t need to be spendy.  Mountain Highoffers a number of money-saving ticket programs designed to keep your feet in the snow and your hands […]

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