29 November 2012 from Nikki in 'Announcements''

Rock on snowboard

The Rock On Snowboard Tour is one of the winter season’s first big events in France. It takes place in 3 steps over 3 weekends in 3 different ski resorts where snowboarding is at the heart of the festivities!

This is an event where people come for snowboarding, regardless their level, in a friendly, convivial atmosphere...

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So what’s it all about?

During the Rock On Snowboard Tour, snowboard experts and beginners alike, can test the latest equipment due to be launched for the upcoming season. This is a unique opportunity allowing snowboarders to try out new equipment, compare and ask for advice from the professionals, before buying.

Exclusively for the Rock on Snowboard Tour, 25 of the biggest brands present their latest range of gear to test: more than 850 snowboards, 150 fasteners - plus goggles and helmet cameras too...

Let’s go snowboarding...


The Rock On Snowboard Tour is a celebration of snowboarding and snowboarding holidays ... so let’s go snowboarding... You have the choice between 3 steps in 3 different ski resorts! Whether it’s your first time on a snowboard or you’re a veteran, whether you're goofy or regular ... come anyway and join in, try out the snowpark and enjoy the first snow ...

Venues and dates:


Val Thorens: 1st & 2nd of December
Isola 2000: 8th & 9th of December
Avoriaz: 15th & 16th of December

Check our Ski Resort Guide if you’re not familiar with these resorts...

Encourage your kids to try snowboarding...


If you’re a snowboarding fan, then why not let your children get hooked too and discover the sport in the specially designed "jardin des neige du snow". There are free initiations organised for under tens to help them achieve their first turns. This project is the initiative of the Burton brand and your little ones will no doubt love snowboarding after the special welcome reserved just for them.

You don’t have to worry about anything ... Burton takes care of everything: boards, boots, helmets ... and coaching in a specially designed kids area. It's free and every day around 3pm, snacks and drinks are offered for the participants and their parents. Burton even offers a gift bag for each budding snowboarder with an inflatable guitar and some Burton Goodies!

Enjoy a free Happy Hour!


On the Saturday of each weekend at 3.30pm at the bottom of the slopes, the "after-ride" is held. Mulled wine and roast chestnuts are offered by the organisers and Gaston Pluto, our champion air guitarist, takes care of the music and the atmosphere ... what better why to end the day!!

Back to the serious snowboarding! Snowsurf organise a competition where jibbers compete on an urban set-up lasting 1 hour – this promises to be pretty thrilling!

Rock

Rock on...


After sunset, concerts are held in the most popular bar in each ski resort and everyone gets together to talk about the day, share a drink and listen to some great rock music...

If you like rock music and snowboarding, this is one event not to be missed this season ...

Let us know on our Facebook page if you’re going...

Being lucky enough to have parents who were crazy about skiing, my love for the mountains started when I was 4 years old on our first family ski holiday to Austrian ski resort of Obergurl. One ski holiday a year was never enough and tears rolled down my face as I looked out the back window of the car on the drive down the valley on the way home!