Hi, my name is Chicken Little and i would like to hold an event for snowskaters on the north shore of Vancouver, B.C. Snowskating is new to the resorts and only Cypress Mountain currently has lift access which is a new step forward in alpine sports for this region. My goal is to make snowskating as acceptable as snowboarding throughout canada starting with Cypress. I hope to raise $1200 via RallyMe.
2013 is the first year that Snowskates are permitted at Cypress. We want to make sure that this season is as magical as possible and to start the season off with a bang. We hope to include as many snowskaters from the USA and Canada as possible who will want to come to Vancouver and enjoy the festivities showing everyone a good time and establishing this sport on the north shore once and for good!
Your story, your background
I grew up in the 80's on capitol hill in downtown Salt Lake. Bombing the hills to school the local skaters would take the trucks off their boards in the winter and compete to see who could ride down the steepest hill, it was not easy with 80's skate decks.. today, technology has changed al that and snowskates are super legit all mountain destroying machines.. this sport has brought me back from the dead i couldn't strap a binding to my feet if i tried it just wouldn't be fun. I stopped snowboarding in 2002 and briefly started up in 09 but switched to bideck snowskating which is the type of snowskate that has a ski under a skate.. i love it.. my current rig is a lib teck w. banana and magnetraction, i love it as well.
What you need
Participation is the main goal we want as many skaters as possible to be in one place and show the mountain our presence. We want skaters to know ahead of time and offer deals for travellers. Prizes and Prize Money are Important elements to attract big names and upping the ante of competion. Since there will be an overall Male and Female Gold, Silver, Bronze prizes so we wil need (6) different cash purses for the victors and (6) trophies as well
Over the past 4 months we managed to persuade mountain manager Steven Williams to allow snowskates at Cypress Mountain..before this there was literally no place to snowskate in Vancouver a city with at least 30,000 skaters no less! Vancouver has given the world many pro skaters Haslam, McCrank, DeCenzo's, Sluggo, just to name a few..
I am a member of the CASSK (Canadian Association of Snow Skate Boarders) who have organized the innaugural Snowskating Events for Big White in Kelowna for the past two seasons. I will consult with the organizers of this event and most participants from that event can will likely participate as well as many snow skaters from Washingtion State, Utah, Lake Tahoe, ETC,, I am hoping to commision this as an annual event and potential sponsors include: Circuit Snowskates, florida powder surf, lib teck, grassroots, rocker trucks, ralston, pre-dog, minus-7.
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$402013 North Shore Snowskate Open DVD