6th annual TRAiNS contest invades Alpine Meadows, gives back to ski community

April 22nd, 2013 by

From Shreddy Times on Vimeo:

“The 2013 TRAiNS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest was a great success as 30 competitors took to the air in a style-centric event presented by Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, GoPro and Alpine Meadows. Filmed on the R.E.D. Camera, this edit provides a unique perspective of the exciting day at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, April 20, 2013. Hundreds of spectators enjoyed sunny skies, amazing ski and snowboard action, custom-made bigtruck hats, music from the Silver Boombox Thief, Jamie LaValle’s world famous chicken wings, food from the Full BellyDeli, and a world-class venue produced by Crux Events at one of the High Fives Foundation’s marquee events.

In addition to the action on the hill, TRAiNS is an event that gives back with the winning athletes and best team donating their respective cash purses ($5,000 total) to selected charitable organizations. The winner(s) of the Best 540 (Nick Goepper and Kyle Smaine) donated $1,000 to The Sarah Burke Foundation as did the winner of the Best Backflip (Toby Miller). The winner of the Best Switch Trick (Raleigh White) donated $1,000 to The Bob Woodruff Foundation while the Best TRAiNS Team donated their $2,000 winnings to The Shane McConkey Foundation.

To learn more about the High Fives Foundation and its mission to to raise money and awareness for athletes that suffer a life-altering injury while pursuing a dream in winter action sports, point your browser to highfivesfoundation.org.”

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Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.