2015 Vans Hi-Standard Snow Series World Tour
Vans proudly kicks off 2015 with the Vans Hi-Standard Series, an international contest series inviting snowboarders from around to the world to exhibit pure style and creativity in an exciting jam format. Touring across the US, Canada, China and Austria, the Vans Hi-Standard Series will feature an original big air format where riders are judged by individual style only, with no rotations over 720 allowed.
Beginning January 17th in Ontario, Canada, riders will compete in a special exhibition of style and originality. The Hi-Standard Series will award over $60K in cash prizes and challenge riders with the “Van Doren Rail Best Trick”, offering cash on the spot for the most inventive maneuvers. With nothing over a 720 allowed, only the most creative competitors will be considered for the top three billing. Vans will also present the Vans Custom Culture design workshop featuring a local artist from each city, inviting spectators to design their own pair of Vans. Fans and competitors can expect to see familiar faces from Vans Snow team, including Zac Marben, Darrell Mathes, Jake Kuzyk, and more!
Official dates for the 2015 US Vans Hi-Standard Series
January 17th – Mount St. Louis, Ontario, Canada
January 24th – Le Relais, Quebec, Canada
January 31th – Park City, Utah, United States
February 7th – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, United States
February 7th – Mellow Parks, Beijing, China
February 14th – Norquay, Alberta, Canada
March 7th – Mountain Creek, New Jersey, United States
March 7th – Mt. Seymour, British Columbia, Canada
March 21th – Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen, Austria
TBD – Final Stop, California, United States
The Vans Hi-Standard Series pays homage to more than 20 years of Vans heritage in snowboarding, bringing modern day competition back to the basics by rewarding riders for individual style, creativity and self-expression. With strict guidelines against rotations over 720, the Hi-Standard challenges today’s snowboarders to compete the Vans way, showcasing original style variations only true snowboarders can pull off. Held internationally in Europe, Canada, Asia and the United States, this unique series celebrates the spirit of snowboarding around the world with one unifying message: style is everything.