Trains Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest Returns

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 11, 2012 5:13 pm

Alpine Meadows Logo The High Fives Foundation, Marker Bindings, and Völkl will present the fifth annual Trains 2012 Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort this Saturday, April 14th.  Located at on of the most beautiful places in Tahoe, this is a great competition for spectators.  Get ready for some world-class skiing and snowboarding action!

Start the weekend off right with the Pre-Event TRAINS party “Chains Required” tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at the Pacific Crest Grill at Bar of America in Truckee, CA.  This isn’t your average Thursday night Truckee party.  Prizes from top ski and snowboard brands will be raffled off throughout the evening, and The Silver Boombox Thief will be spinning out the beats on turntables.   He is known throughout the Tahoe region for melding reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, and jazz.  $5 will get you through the door if you come with a chain—get creative!  Entry will double without one. 

Saturday is the big day.  Alpine Meadows teamed up with Snow Park Technologies to create a slopestyle course and spectator venue at the Dance Floor Terrain Park.  At 11 a.m., 30 athletes, including Danny Toumarkine, Parker White, Maude Raymond, Nick Goepper, Carson Lehoillier and Chris Logan, will battle it out for the title and the chance to donate over $5,000 to their selected charities.  Three teams of ten will be sorted out by captains to compete for Best Male, Best Female and Best 540 (degree rotation) in the first half of the event.  The second half will have teams vying for Best Train, each group of ten hitting each of the features in succession like the grand finale in a fireworks display. 

DJ Silver Boombox Thief will make another appearance at the competition, keeping the athletes and the crowd pumped up throughout the day.

For a small donation, spectators can while enjoy catered food from Full Belly Deli and Jamie Lavalle’s world famous buffalo chicken wings.  And after the contest wraps up, a post event party will start up on the “Sun Deck” with food and drink specials and music. 

The weekend doesn’t end there.  Join event partners, sponsors, competitors, and winter action sports luminaries on Sunday night at the Conductors’ Dinner at Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats in Truckee. 

“The Trains Freestyle Contest is a unique event that brings excitement and a new flavor to the ski and snowboard world. Moody’s Bistro Bar and Beats has reinvented itself to bring Truckee-Tahoe an eclectic environment of superb dinner dishes, live entertainment and culture. To fuse Trains with Moody’s means that the Conductors’ dinner will be a night to remember. We look forward to you joining us!” JJ Morgan, Moody’s Manager said.

The cost is $50 per person for a three course dining experience, and formal attire is expected.  Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m., and door prizes and a silent auction will be offered.  Only 100 spots are available, so make reservations soon by emailing or