Chicks with Stix at Thredbo and Mt Buller

Chicks with Stix 2014

MT BULLER: July 26th-27th

THREDBO: September 6th-7th

Chicks with Stix will continue running their FREE weekend-long sessions at resorts around Australia. The sessions will consist of a three hour-long workshop on both the Saturday and Sunday (unless specified otherwise). Our general age bracket is 12-25 years old but we have chicks of all ages joining in! Chicks under 10 years old will need to contact us if they are interested in taking part in the session.

The free ride sessions are designed to get more girls involved in freeskiing and snowboarding, that is park, pipe, moguls and big mountain. During the sessions, after warming up, we split into small groups and work on skills based on the demand.

In the terrain park it may be showing a group how to pop off a jump or slide a rail. Other times we may be teaching girls tricks such as spread eagles, grabs, 180s and 360s. Out of the park, we may work on mogul technique, short turns, long turns, how to read a slope, how to pop off natural features, skiing switch and sometimes basic things like how to tackle challenging terrain and conditions.

It is all based on what the group wants to do and we usually have 3-5 coaches for both skiing and boarding so we can get quite specific.

The full details are on the Chix With Stix website.

Please send all enquiries to chickswithstix.skiing@gmail.com.

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Board ABC Day Thredbo, Sat August 30th 2014.

Board ABC DayWhen: Saturday 30th August 2014
Where: Thredbo Resort
How Much: $45.00

Get a group of your mates together for a fun day boarding while raising money for brain cancer.

The 3rd Annual ʻBoard ABC Dayʼ will take place at Thredbo this year where participants will ʻBoard Against Brain Cancerʼ (Board ABC).

Many people are still unaware that brain cancer is one of the most lethal yet understudied of all cancers. It is the leading cancer killer for young people under age 39 and children under 10, yet receives very little research funding. This event is in association with the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

This year the format will include an ‘all female’ snowboarding session that offers female riders a chance to unite and ride in a non-intimidating environment, with a bunch of girls. Participants will be coached by some of Australiaʼs top female snowboarders, as well as professional snowboard instructors.

There will also be an ʻall maleʼ Jumping Workshop. This will cater to riders who can already ride the terrain parks and want to improve their jumping and spinning. Participants will be coached by some of Australiaʼs best male snowboarders. They will have the opportunity to obtain personal feedback in a casual environment.

Proceeds from the day will be donated to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is driving the national research agenda for brain cancer. As the largest dedicated fundraiser for brain cancer research in Australia, they mobilise communities, advocate to government and raise awareness. Their mission is to increase five-year survival to 50% within 10 years.

Come and be involved in a FUN day for a GREAT CAUSE.

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INCLUSIONS

  • All female and all male coaching sessions lead by professional snowboard instructors and sponsored/competitive snowboarders
  • Presentation with plenty of prizes to be awarded to participants
  • UNITED WE RIDE for Awareness of Brain Cancer. All participants wearing their Board ABC singlets will ride as a group from the top to the bottom of the mountain.
  • BOARD ABC singlet

For more details: facebook.com/boardabc.day
To purchase tickets: boardabc@hotmail.com

Please note, this event is not for beginner snowboarders. It is a chance for riders to improve their riding, with a focus on freestyle.

Wahine on Waves, East Beach Waitara. 28th April 2014

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Burton Girls Ride Day in Australia

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K2 Women’s Weekend 03 Aug – 04 Aug @ Mt Buller

Mount Buller says: The K2 Women’s Weekend bring together snow loving gals of all ability levels to sample the latest gear and share a memorable day at Mt Buller.

With a women-only coaching team and a supportive, fun environment it’s a great way to pick up some tips while sliding on the best new gear from the team at K2.

Why not make it a girl’s weekend and mix some bubbles and giggles with your turns!

 

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Chicks with Stix – Perisher Sunday 19th August

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Chicks with Stix is on Sunday 19 August at Blue Cow 9:00am.

What is it? An all-day grass-roots workshop, designed specifically for girls to receive tuition from some of Australia’s top women’s coaches.

Does it cost? No, it’s 100 per cent free. That’s right Chicks with Stix won’t charge you, they’re not here to take advantage of you, but you should take advantage of this once-in-a-life-time-opportunity. All you need is a valid lift ticket and the will to learn.

Chicks with Stix aim is to provide much needed encouragement and opportunities for girls, to progress their skills, get comfortable in a competitive environment and add some new tricks to their repertoires in skiing – bumps, freeride, slopestyle and big mountain, plus – snowboarding!

To find out more go to: www.chickswithstix.com.au/

Burton Snowbroads all day coaching returns for 2013

events-snowbroadsGirls who will be in Queenstown this season, if you can only spare a day of coaching, rather than a whole week on the Mint trip then this camp may just be perfect for you.

Last year the girls only Burton Snowbroads Camp was so popular they brought it back for August plus added one more camp in September. Feedback from last year was that guys were keen to get involved too so they have also introduced a Burton Snowbros guys only camp on August 20.

The Snowbroads and SnowBros camps are freestyle camps designed for intermediate and above skiers and riders who want to learn how to progress in the parks. A lot of people are keen to give the parks a try but don’t know where to start or are intimidated. These camps are a perfect opportunity to get give them a go in a relaxed and fun environment.

The camps are one day only. The day starts with breakfast and then everyone is divided into groups of similar ability. As well as all day coaching there is a BBQ lunch and you’ll get to have a tubing session too. Then it’s down into town for the after party at Lonestar where we’ll show you photos and videos from the day.

There are goodie bags and big prizes up for grabs from our sponsors Burton, Select Action Sports, Red Bull, Lonestar and Amisfield wine.

If that is not enough Burton is giving away a Burton Snowboard at each camp.

At only $120 for the whole day (excluding lift pass) these represent excellent value for money. There are 60 spots available per camp and they are filling fast so download a registration form now and if you need to know anything more email admin@theremarkables.co.nz

SnowBroads Dates: 21 August and 17 September
SnowBros: 20 August

Mint Chicks 2013 Progression Tour – It’s the sheeyit

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Fi Duncan, Kiwi snowboard coach and pilates instructor is the guide for the week. She says: “Why come shred yourself stupid with me? Because you will never laugh so much in one week, you will stretch yourself and your limits!” As a local Fi knows the spots on the mountain and off. She says, “Plus you Strayan’s need an interpreter!  Cm’on leave your fears at home and jump on board!”

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Claire Hooper from the 2012 Mint Chicks trip was trying loads of tricks she never thought she would. She says it was one of the most memorable weeks in her life. “There is nothing better than a shredding holiday with a group of awesome chicks.” said Claire.

It’s so much fun and will become one of the most memorable weeks of your life! You’ll also be trying loads of tricks you never thought you would! Here’s the video from last year!

To sign up contact : http://www.minttours.com/minty

Southern Maldives Surf Charter

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Red Bull Snow Performance Camp

The Red Bull Snow Performance Camp has just started at Snowpark in Wanaka, New Zealand. This year’s 10-day camp brings together more than 25 of the world’s best snowboarders and freeskiers. Each has individual goals, but the mission is a common one: push the progression of their sport.

Check out more video and media here.

World Heli Challenge wraps in Wanaka

24 hours after the World Heli Challenge closure athletes are still celebrating in Wanaka, New Zealand (thanks to Carlton Dry). Why wouldn’t they want to keep ‘sending it’ after such an incredible experience! Here are some inspiring highlights in Tomohiro Fujii’s award winning documentary of the event.

Photo cred: World Heli Challenge

Congratulations to the winners:

Overall
The overall winners (best all around skiers and snowboarders) were chosen for their performance over the two days of competition (Extreme Day and Freestyle Day).

Top Three Female Skiers
1. Natalie Segal
2. Jacqui Edgerly
3. Victoria Beattie

Top Three Male Skiers
1. Marcus Eder
2. Sam Smoothy
3. Nick Devore

Top Three Female Snowboarders
1. Abby Lockhart
2. Ratty Sheidow
3. Jett Elkins

Top Three Male Snowboarders
1. Will Jackways
2. Shin Biyajima
3. Antti Autti

Freestyle Day

Snowboard Women
1st place – Abby Lockhart
2nd place – Ratty Sheidow
3rd place – Jett Elkins

Snowboard Men
1st place – Will Jackways
2nd place – Shin Biyajima
3rd place – J.J. Thomas

Ski Women
1st place – Natalie Segal
2nd place – Jacqui Edgerly
3rd place – Victoria Beattie

Ski Men
1st place – Markus Eder
2nd place – Sam Smoothy
3rd place – Nick Devore

Extreme Day

Snowboard Women
1st place – Abby Lockhart
2nd place – Ratty Sheidow
3rd place – Jett Elkins
Snowboard Men
1st place – Will Jackways
2nd place – Shin Biyajima
3rd place – Antti Autti

Ski Women
1st place – Natalie Segal
2nd place – Jacqui Edgerly
3rd place – Victoria Beattie

Ski Men
1st place – Neil Williman
2nd place – Markus Eder
3rd place – Nick Devore

Keep up to date with the Wold Heli Challenge here

Gnu WeirdFest 2012 at Baw Baw

Burton High Fives! Distinctly Kiwi flavour.

The Burton High Fives, is an invite-only global snowboarding competition that combines traditional halfpipe and slopestyle events. Taking the place of the former New Zealand Open, the 2012 Burton High Fives is the first event in the Burton Global Event Series.

Snow Girls, freeski and snowboard camps Snow Park, NZ August and Sept

Rip Like a Chick, Cardrona – August and September

Will you be in the area?

The Aussie Segal sisters meet Kiwi Kuzma sisters and they all rip!

Here’s what happens when our freeskiing Aussie Segal sisters meet the Kiwi Kuzma sisters in New Zealand’s Remarkables Range.

To watch the video you’ll have to click here over to ESPN.

Stay tuned for the 2012 World Heli Challenge.

 

The Remarkables Ski and Snowboard Girls only Freestyle Camp

This is strictly girls only, designed for those who are intermediate and above ability level. Some of NZ’s top skiers and riders will be coaching and we have just 60 places per camp.

The day starts with breakfast and a glass of bubbles, you’ll then be divided into groups of similar ability. On top of coaching for the day you’ll also have the opportunity to go tubing, you’ll get a Red Bull BBQ lunch, transport is included to and from The Remarks as well as plenty of prizes and giveaways throughout the day. And then when it’s all over we’ll head to a bar downtown or an after-party where you’ll be able to view loads of pics and video footage!

Board ABC Day 2012 is on August 18th at Thredbo

This is an ‘all female’ snowboard event to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer by offering female riders a chance to unite and have some snowboarding fun!
The event is in association with The National Breast Cancer Foundation and offers a chance to ride in an a non-intimidating environment, with a bunch of girls.

When: August 18th 2012

Where: Cruiser Terrain Park, Thredbo

How much: $50 (tickets and sign up at ESS Board store Jindabyne, or email boardabc@hotmail.com)

What you get:
A ‘pink gift bag’,
a pink ‘Board ABC’ basketball style singlet,
lots of prizes to be won,
a discounted lift pass for the day,
PLUS the following:-

– A coaching session where participants will be lead by Professional Qualified female snowboard Instructors and female, Sponsored/Competitive snowboarders. These respected women are all donating their time for the cause. The event is not for beginner snowboarders. It is a chance for girls to improve their riding, with a focus on freestyle.

– A ‘Rail Jam comp’ with plenty of prizes to be awarded.

– A Pink Avalanche of Awareness for Breast Cancer All participants wearing their PINK jerseys will ride as a group and hit the ‘Boob Jump’ then shred the slopes from the top of Kosciuszko chairlift to the base.

Choose your riding level group:

1. Stepping Up
You have snowboarded before and you want to be introduced to some basic terrain park features.

2. Snow Sistas
You ride through the park sometimes, and want to become more confident sliding boxes and rails plus hitting jumps with some grabs.

3. Shred Betties
You ride the park but want to increase your ‘bag of tricks’. Board slides (front & back) & presses on boxes and rails, plus air with grabs & 180’s.

4. Rippers
You ride park often and now it’s time to spin & slide on bigger features. More advanced jibbing & jumping: street styles rails and spinning on jumps.

NOTE: There are only 80 tickets available so be quick to ensure you are not disappointed. HELMETS are ESSENTIAL to be WORN at the event.

For more information go to: http://www.facebook.com/boardabc.day or email boardabc@hotmail.com.

Chicks with Stix

Chicks with Stix have already started their freestyle ski and board sessions on the Aussie slopes for 2012. If you don’t already know these ladies, they are an awesome and experienced group who aim to encourage and give opportunities to Aussie girls on the slopes for free. The Chicks with Stix coaching sessions help girls improve their skills in bumps, freeride, slopestyle and big mountain whilst having fun and riding with other girls. Take a look at their website for more details and then send them and email to book in.

WEBSITE: http://www.chickswithstix.com.au

CONTACT: chickswithstix.skiing@gmail.com

MINT CHICKS SNOWBOARDING PROGRESSION CAMP?

Want to come to NZ for a female snowboarding progression camp?

What’s involved?

One full day of Heliboarding. A little warning – this will probably be the best day of your life! 

Three days of snowboard instructor coaching at Snow Park, NZ. All females lessons. 

Two days of riding the mountains of your choice in Queenstown and showing off all the sweet tricks you’ve learnt through out the week.

Dates: Sun Aug 26th – Sun 2nd Sept 2012.

All girls over 18 who want to improve their riding and have fun are welcome to come along. Don’t worry if your friends don’t want to come because you’ll make more on the trip.

Cost $1,800 icl accom, 5X lift passes, snowboard coaching, heli (first run only), bus transfers. Basically everything except food, booze and flights.

If you’re interested, just shout. (tamie@nowripthis.com or 0450 831 729) or get in touch directly with Jarred from Mint Tours