VOLCOM STONE's European PBRJ season 2012 kicks off!
Dates and locations:
JANUARY 14, Horni Mysecky, Czech
JANUARY 21, Grindelwald, Switzerland*
JANUARY 21, Grandvalira, Andorra*
FEBRUARY 4, Mount Helmos Kalavrita, Greece
FEBRUARY 8, Rogla Snowboard park, Slovenia
FEBRUARY 11, Snowpark Heubach, Thüringer Wald, Germany*
FEBRUARY 11, Zagarkalns, Latvia
FEBRUARY 26, Monte Cimone, Sestola, Italy
MARCH 3, Sane Rinn Jibpark, Innsbruck, Austria*
MARCH 3, Formigal, Spain*
MARCH 10, St Petersburg, Russia
MARCH 10, Hafjell, Norway
MARCH 10, Blue-Tomato Snowpark, Stuhleck, Austria*
MARCH 10, Hammarbybacken, Stockholm, Sweden
MARCH 10, Talma, Finland
MARCH 17, Les 7 Laux, France*
MARCH 17, Grasgehren, Germany*
MARCH 18, San Martino di Castrozza, Italy
MARCH 24, SnowPlanet, Netherlands
APRIL 8, PBRJ European Championships, Avoriaz, France 12000€*
Dates and locations subject to change, check volcomeurope.com for the latest info.
Opening Day of the Volcom Stone Peanut Butter and Rail Jam European Season 2012 is Saturday, January 14th, and all the resorts have their rails, stair sets, ledges, wall rides and other jib obstacles ready.
Approximately 10,000 snowboarders have already been let lose into their natural habitat of the mountains, and are awaiting Opening Day while double-checking their gear.
"Opening Day is an exciting time for all snowboarders, and they can expect some excellent PBRJ rail setups throughout Europe" says Mr B, Snow Park Ranger.
Volcom's PBRJ will stop in nearly every European country with a mountain. Entry is free as always, no needs for a license or anything like that!
There are four divisions to choose from: 15 and under, 16 and over, Girls and Open. From beginners to pros, everyone is welcome, so we hope to see you on the hill shortly!
On top of the good times, there are tons of prizes to be reeled in, with cash prizes for the Open division winners, and the top 5 of each category will qualify for the European PBRJ Championships in Avoriaz, France (12,000€ prize money, Sunday April 8, 2012).
In addition to this, at each stop, Electric Visual will award the best trick or "Gooeyest Move" with a cash prize. They will continue to boost the prizes with goggles and sunglasses as well. Nitro also offers a new Marc Swoboda Swindle 152 to win for each contest.
At some locations, there is also the possibility to win a Volcom outerwear combo (jacket+ pant) by sharing the car ride to the event using the GO-SHRED platform!
Log on go-shred.com to carpool to these PBRJ contests to share or find a ride. Enter to win a Volcom outerwear combo at each of these PBRJ stops! Complete list of locations partnering with GO-SHRED at the bottom of the go-shred.com website.
The Peanut Butter and Rail Jam is Volcom's amateur snowboard contest series.
The goal of the series is to give something back to the kids. (Beware of copies out there, this is the original!) Deviating from the established way of running snowboard contests, we came up with a fresh format. Instead of having three rails in a row, we put them side-by-side to create a rail zone. This boosts the energy level and fun nature of the contest because everyone is together, riding, hiking, and watching in a big group. There are 4 divisions: Girls, 15 & under, 16 & over and Open. Winners from every division go home with loads of prizes while the Open division winners receive prizes as well as cold hard cash. The contest runs in a jam format so there are no scheduled runs. You can hit each of the rails as many times as you want during your 20-minute heat. Judges only score tricks you land, so you don't need to worry about falling. The event is absolutely free to enter, on a first come first served basis, and boasts tons of free prizes, free drinks, free food and Peanut Butter & Jam sandwiches! Also, Everyone who enters walks away with some prizes!!
See you on the hill!
More info volcomeurope.com
* Stops in partnership with GO-SHRED, log on go-shred.com to carpool to these PBRJ contests (share or find a ride), and get a chance to win a Volcom outerwear combo (jacket+ pant) at each of these PBRJ!