It’s Official – Olympic Team is Announced

•January 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The wait is over the US Olympic snowboarding team has been announced

2006 Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White
2006 Olympian and 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist Kelly Clark
2006 Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Teter
2006 Olympic Silver Medalist Gretchen Bleiler
First Time Olympian Louie Vito
First Time Olympian Scotty Lago
First Time Olympian Greg Bretz

Graham Wantanabe and Seth Wescott also made the team for Boardercross

Let the circus begin…


FRENDS Headphones

•January 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Frends today announced the much anticipated release of their new headphone line.  Consisting of 6 models, the initial offering looks pretty sweet.  Here’s what the FRENDS crew had to say about their first foray into retail:

The Classic



The Grill


The line will be available at retail stores starting this spring with models ranging in price from $33 to $88.

Zered Basset Gallery Opening at Mountain Creek

•January 17, 2010 • Leave a Comment

On Saturday January 23rd Mountain Creek South will play host to opening night of the Zered Basset photo gallery.  Zered and fellow Zoo York skaters recently returned from a historic humanitarian skate trip to Cuba.  Due to the embargo in Cuba, it is hard for the local skaters to get product. Zered, Zoo York, Red Bull and Chris Nieratko had a humbling trip experiencing the hardships of Cuba and had an opportunity to give back and brought in over 50 complete skateboards, 150 decks, 100 sets of wheels and 200 pairs of shoes from eS & Vans to some very thankful and deserving kids.

View the trip through Zered’s eyes with original photography on display at Mountain Creek for the first time. Head up to the mountain for drinks and a look at some of the footage captured by Nieratko during the trip and shred the Red Bull bowl with Zered, Ron Deily and some of the Zoo York crew.

Saturday January 23, 2010

Mountain Creek South Lodge


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Red Bull Butter Cup Tour Dates

•January 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

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Volcom Peanut Butter & Rail Jam at Mountain Creek – Jan 24

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Red Bull Snake Run at Waterville – Jan 30th

•January 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

On Saturday, January 30, 2010 the Red Bull Snake Run will take place at Waterville Valley Resort. Don’t worry, there will be no real snakes in the run, just the latest signature Red Bull feature and a skate inspired snake run of medium sized hits, bank turns, rails and the slippery features.

The jam session will have heats of riders snaking through the run every 10 seconds. Double cork 1080’s won’t be the name of the game but overall style, skills and snakeablity could win riders a handsome bounty from event sponsors. Standout riders from each heat will move on and continue their way to finals.

There will be 3 divisions for the Snake Run: open, women and 14 and under. Stay tuned to and for more news on the event.

Registration will be at the Waterville Valley Event Yurt 8 – 10AM on January 30, 2010

4th Annual Rome Local GNAR Contest Announced

•January 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment



Janurary 14th 2010

Four years ago Rome decided it was time to take the team on a on a short video trip. After some brainstorming, the thing that made the most sense was to just grab the crew, jump in a van, and drive around and snowboard. This was the birth of the first GNAR, or Great North American Rendezvous.

The GNAR video was distributed for free, contained no helicopter shots, no double corks, and was not released on Blue Ray. Even watching that video today (which can be done on YouTube by searching “Rome SDS the GNAR”…no audio of course…) it stands the test of time. A short, fun video about snowboarding.

Then came the Local GNAR Contest, a snowboard video contest for locals where crews from all over the world shred, film and compete for $1,000 and a load of Rome gear. The first three years of the Local GNAR Contest has produced some great videos, like Kevin Castanheira and crew who won last year. And the entries get better every year so we’re expecting to see some good stuff this year.

A lot of things have changed in the past four years. Since the GNAR and the birth of Local GNAR, Rome has released two full-length snowboard movies (Any Means and No Correct Way), high-def cameras have become super affordable, and the limits of what can be done on a snowboard are pushed every year.

This being said, one thing remains true: There’s nothing like getting together with a crew of your friends, and snowboarding. This is what Local GNAR is about—short, five-minute videos of you and your crew out snowboarding and having a good time. We watch a lot of snowboarding over here at Rome, and without fail, some of the stuff that stokes us out the most every season are the entries we’ve received for the Local GNAR Contest.

So grab your camera, call your friends and go snowboarding.

First Place this year will take home $1,000 cash, 2 Rome Artifact snowboards, 2 pairs of 390 bindings

Second Place will be grabbing 2 Rome Artifacts, 2 pairs of 390 bindings and

Third place will be walking away with 2 pairs of 390 bindings and 5 pairs of gloves

Keep your edit to 5 minutes or less, and make sure that you’re entries are in by May 1, which is the deadline. Make sure all videos are in Quicktime format. For any other questions shoot an email over to

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