January 10, 2020
Vans is excited to announce the return of our annual international snowboard competition, the Vans Hi-Standard Series. Kicking off 2020 in Canada and journeying around the world, the freewheeling world tour invites riders of all ages from around the globe to showcase creative expression in a fun, open-jam format.
The series lands in China, South Korea, Russia and Italy, and several stops in North America. Each event features a big air session, where participants are judged solely on their individual style, with no inverts or spins over 720 allowed, encouraging pure style and originality. Regional MVPs win an all-expense paid trip to the grand finale at Brighton Resort for a chance to snowboard with the Vans snow team and battle it out for the 2020 Vans Hi-Standard Series MVP title.
With more than $50k in cash and prizes up for grabs, this all-inclusive snowboard series challenges riders to push the creative limits. The “Van Doren Rail Best Trick” will handout cash on the spot for the most innovative maneuvers. Other awards include “The Dillon Ojo Award,” “Worst Bail,” and MVP, one of which is crowned on each tour stop.
Competitors and fans will have an opportunity to witness their favorite riders from the Vans global snow team. In addition, spectators and competitors can customize their very own Vans alongside an artist from each city at pop-up House of Vans workshops along the way.