This past Saturday Alpine Meadows Ski Resort hosted the highly successful 2013 TRAiNS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Contest where 30 competitors competed in categories including Best 540, Best Backflip, Best Switch Trick, and Best TRAiN. The event donated $5,000 to three reputable charitable organizations, including $2,000 to the Shane McConkey Foundation, $1,000 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and $1,000 to the Sarah Burke Foundation.
“The event was a huge success and raised a lot of money for three very deserving charities,” commented High Fives Foundation executive director Roy Tuscany. “Hundreds of spectators enjoyed sunny skies, amazing ski and snowboard action, custom-made bigtruck Brand hats, music from the Silver Boombox Thief, pig pops and Jamie LaValle’s world famous chicken wings from the Full Belly Deli (Truckee) at a world-class venue, Alpine Meadows, produced by Crux Events.”
The top champs of the day were:
Best Backflip: Snowboarder Toby Miller, who donated his cash prize of $1,000 to The Sarah Burke Foundation.
Best Switch Trick: Skier Raleigh White, who donated his sweet $1,000 cash purse to The Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Best TRAiNS Team: Made up of snowboarder Will Mayo and skiers Harry Meyer, Jason Arens, Becca Roberts, Will Wesson, Khai Krepela, Noah Wallace, Garrett Russell, and Jack Hickman. Hickman suffered a critical spinal cord injury in 2011 and was able to return to the competition this year following his recovery. The team also donated their $2,000 prize to The Shane McConkey Foundation.