To add even more creativity to the day, the House of Vans Art Workshop invited participants to create their own custom works of Vans art—on a free pair of white Vans used literally as blank canvases. Local artist Willie Pinella was on hand to lead the crew in their designs and created his own giant Sk8-Hi, which was raffled off to one lucky winner, Wyatt Bucher. Participants Amanda Norton, Denner Orr and Megan King were recognized for their best designs. And everyone at Sierra-At-Tahoe was rewarded for coming out with Vans waffles that were cranked out all day at the Vans tent.
Supported by Transworld Snowboarding and King Snow, the 2016 Vans Hi-Standard series features international stops in the US, Canada, China, Korea and France, and over its entire tour features over $60,000 in cash prizes, pushing riders to show as much creativity and style as possible, while keeping all spins under a 720.