Be prepared to give some of the best high fives of your life at the 6th Annual TRAiNS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest at Alpine Meadows, presented by Volkl Skis and Marker Bindings. Dedicated to making dreams a reality for individuals who suffered life-altering injuries, the High Fives Foundation has created the TRAiNS event to raise money and awareness for the seriously-injured and to bring them back on on their board or skis on the slopes.
On Saturday, April 20, from 11am-4pm, 30 world-class skiers and snowboarders will go big in slopestyle for an even bigger cause in California. The winning athletes and best team will give back to the community by donating their cash prizes from TRAiNS to charitable organizations. With an emphasis on style, judges will be looking for the best 540s and best in-air backflip for an old school approach. Huge spins and double flips can be saved for other events because style shows it all.
Along with awesome athletes, a live band, chicken wings, custom-made event hats and a world class competition venue, the TRAiNS event represents what having a good time is all about while making it meaningful.
This year, Winter Empowerment Athlete Jake Hickman has happily returned to competition after a long recovery from a spinal cord injury that he experienced on December 22, 2011. After judging last year’s TRAiNS event, Hickman is ready to jump into action again. As Hickman being just one of the many success stories of the High Fives Foundation helping dreams turn into reality, there will be many more to come with the passion and dedication of the riders in the snow community.