The seventh annual World Snowboard Day went down on Sunday, December 30 and hosted thousands of snowboarders at 153 events in 35 countries around the globe.
Here’s a look at what went down:
Thousands of snowboard enthusiasts were able to discover for free the joys of snowboarding on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 for the 7th edition of World Snowboard Day.
Every year, since 2006, this free celebration day dedicated to snowboarding and its culture has launched the winter season.
This year, 153 events were organized in 35 countries.
The program for World Snowboard Day 2012 included First-timer snowboard lessons, demonstrations, competitions, gear tests, film showings, barbecues, concerts, Carnivals, photo contests, evening parties or simply going out with friends to ride.
A day full of excitement and energy that would not have been nearly as successful without the entire international
snowboard community (snow resorts, clubs, shops, schools, federations, riders, associations…) rallying together, the support of Snowsports Industries America, Core Power Asia and the World Snowboard Tour, and the charismatic personality of Anne-Flore Marxer, Freeride World Champion and official ambassador for World Snowboard Day 2012.
Event organizers EuroSIMA, the World Snowboard Federation and Outdoor Sports Valley would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all partners and events organizers for the hard work, time and energy they once again dedicated to this day.
For this new edition three new countries joined the adventure: Argentina, Mexico and Mongolia, demonstrating once again the community aspect and international element of snowboarding.
"Thousands of snowboard enthusiasts
discovered for free the joys of snowboarding on World Snowboard Day"
In order to enjoy the magic of World Snowboard Day just a little longer, a PLANKING contest with snowboarding gear is organized on Facebook until January 18th, 2013.
PLANKING is a recent fad, which is quickly gaining popularity. It consists in lying face down in incongruous or unusual locations.
To participate in the contest, simply post your best pictures of planking with your snowboarding gear on the World Snowboard Day Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/12F8EoO
There will be close to 3 000 € in prizes to be won, kindly donated by GoPro, Völkl, Ride snowboards and Billabong.
One last tip: remember to be original and funny!
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