When snowboarding made its Olympic debut at the 1998 Nagano Games, Terje Haakonsen, a leading halfpipe competitor at the time, boycotted the qualifying in protest. Continue reading “Snowboarders Want Say in Olympic Qualifying Process”
Cody Cardwell might just be the best snowboarder around.
Cardwell, 23, earned three gold medals recently at the Special Olympics Montana 2011 State Winter Games at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Continue reading “Snowboarder takes gold at Special Olympics”
The last 12 months have been a busy time for snowboarding and snowboarders, none particularly more so than Louie Vito. We last spoke with Louie a little over a year ago when he was coming off a successful competitive season. Continue reading “Louie Vito Returns – Snowlife Exclusive”
Australia’s love affair with Winter Olympic Gold medalist Torah Bright continues with the announcement she will be put on a postage stamp!
Torah Bright has won Australia’s first Olympic Gold in the womens halfpipe at Cypress Mountain earlier this afternoon. After qualifying first, Torah had a shaky start falling on her first run.
With all the hype currently surrounding the Olympics it is easy to forget there is a whole world of snowboarding happening elsewhere. Sure the Olympics might hold some high regards but it doesn’t always mean riders are jumping to get there.
Antti Autti is one such rider who recently officially announced he passed up on an offer to represent Finland in the Olympics to chase the powder in Japan instead.
Continue reading “Antti Autti Says ‘No’ To Olympics”