Vans kicks off 2017 with the return of the Vans Hi-Standard Series, an international all-ages open-jam format snowboard contest. Adding a new stop to the series in Switzerland and the grand finale in California, the global contest will tour across the US, Canada, Switzerland, Korea and France.
Open to all riders, the snowboard jam will feature an original big air jam format where riders are judged on individual style, with no rotations over 720 permitted. For the grand finale, Vans will bring a new, non-traditional feature into the fold by creating a unique custom-spec course.
Kicking off January 14 in Canada and Korea, the Hi-Standard Series offers free registration, lift tickets and food for all riders. In addition, the Hi-Standard Series will award over $50K in cash and prizes. The “Van Doren Rail Best Trick” will grant cash on the spot for the most creative maneuvers while Vans rewards the “Most Improved Rider,” “Worst Bail,” and names a deserving MVP on each stop of the tour.
Alongside the contest, Vans is thrilled to host the House of Vans workshops for non-competitors, giving spectators and family members a pair of their very own Vans to customize alongside an artist from each city.
Official dates for the 2017 Vans Hi-Standard Series
January 14 – Mount St. Louis, Ontario, Canada
January 15 – Phoenix Park GW, Korea
January 21 – Mont Avila, Quebec Canada
January 21 – Mellowparks, Beijing, China
February 4 – Carinthia Park, Vermont, United States
February 18 – Chamrousse 38, France
February 18 – Norquay, Alberta, Canada
February 25 – Gindelwald, Switzerland
March 4 – Copper Mountain, Colorado, United States
March 11 – Mt. Seymour, British Columbia, Canada
March 18 – GRAND FINALE – Sierra-at-Tahoe, California, United States
Summer Jam dates
June 20 – HCSC, Oregon, United States
July 1 – Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
August 12 – TBC, Argentina
For registration, schedule, rules & regulations visit Vans Hi-Standard Snowboard Series.