Former women’s Olympians to compete in Breckenridge snowboard event

20130404-103135.jpgColorado snowboarders looking for a little inspiration this weekend need look no further than the 2013 Supergirl Snow Pro Jam at Breckenridge on Saturday. The slopestyle event is the only all-women World Snowboard Tour sanctioned event in the U.S. this year, and because of this it will attract many world class riders. Former Olympians Torah Bright and Kjersti Buaas will compete with X Games medalists Jamie Anderson and Spencer O’Brien, as well as many others.

The free, open-to-the-public event will also feature a live concert, eco village, and ecology workshops as part of the Community Cup project.

"The best female shredders will be there competing head to head as well as creating eco awareness and raising money for nonprofits like Keep-a-Breast/Non-Toxic Revolution and more,” said Bright in a release. This event is a wonderful platform for shredding, spreading awareness, and fun.”

The event will be capped off by a concert by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in the afternoon. If you can’t make it to Breck, look for television coverage on Fox Sport Net later this year.

This is the first event of the 2013 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry's only large-scale, all-female competition and lifestyle series. Developed as a celebration of female empowerment, the Supergirl Jam Series features more than 150 top female pros competing in snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing, as well as “girl-power” activities at events held throughout the year.