Vans Hi-Standard: Mount St. Louis Moonstone Recap Video

On January 4th, Vans in collaboration with Snowboard Canada hit Mount St-Louis Moonstone in Ontario for the first stop of the Vans Hi-Standard series. 3,500$ in cash prizes, dozens of winners and tons of fun later, we’d like to thank everyone that joined us this weekend for the first stop of the tour. Congrats to our MVP, Will Izzard, our Van Doren Best Trick 15 and under winner, Cam Raymond and Van Doren Best Trick 16 and over winner, Chris Fellner for bringing their best style to the hill. Stay tuned for our next stop at Mount-Seymour in BC.

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Vans 20th Anniversary Party in New York City

Last weekend, Vans was kind enough to fly me and SNOWBOARDER Video Production Manager John Cavan out to New York City to celebrate two decades of Vans Snowboarding. With “Off The Wall” on the snow, Vans has pioneered both how a snowboard boot should ride and who should ride them. Vans’ innovations in boot technology have been leading the market for twenty years, but it’s also the team that they have hand-selected over the years that has engrained Vans as a core darling to the masses. In the early days came Jamie Lynn, Circe Wallace, Shaun Palmer, Tara Dakides and other legends. From there, Vans added to their already burgeoning list of icons by signing riders like Darrell MathesAndreas WiigHana Beaman, and Mark Landvik, and recently, the footwear giant picked up Pat Moore and Leanne Pelosi, further strengthening their squad.

With their 20th anniversary party in New York City, Vans wanted to tip their cap not only to the snowboarders who have flown their flag for years but also the consumers and retailers responsible for the need to re-stock their product across the world. We flew into LaGuardia airport Wednesday evening and were immediately whisked away from our first class digs at the King and Grove in Williamsburg and brought to Fette Sau, one of the best barbecue joints not only in Brooklyn, but in the country. After taking down half a cow and whiskey that was from the Prohibition era (no joke), the crew hit the town for a long, sleepless, and incredibly fun night in NYC.

words and photos: T. Bird

Read the full story at SnowboarderMag.com…

Deja View: A Behind the Scenes Look at Filming Deja Vu in Finland

Tag along with the Déja Vu crew as they travel to Finland and Estonia to film for their new full length movie. Last winter, Frank AprilNic SauveBen BilocqWill LavignePhil Jacques,Laurent-Nicolas PaquinAlex Cantin, and Louif Paradis were joined by SNOWBOARDER Editor Tom “T. Bird” Monterosso and Video Producer John Cavan on a trip to Northern Europe to film for Déja Vu. Get an inside look at just what goes into landing some of your favorite tricks from some of the world’s top riders.

Read the story of the trip in the November issue of SNOWBOARDER.

- via Snowboarder Magazine