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Northeast Resorts To Celebrate World Snowboard Day Dec. 21 With Contests, Lessons, Concerts

World Snowboarding Day OkemoThe 9th edition of World Snowboard Day will bring together riders from across the globe Sunday, Dec. 21– from beginners to experts – to kick off the season, and to celebrate snowboarding and its unique subculture.

The day promises good times and snowboard-sliding fun. You will find a whole host of activities during the event: contests, beginner snowboard lessons, gear tests, demos, meet-and-greets with professional riders, drinks, concerts, video contests and more.

World Snowboard Day hosted 114 events in 30 countries around the world in 2013,  Since the launch of this international event eight years ago, more than 100,000 people have been able to discover the fun of sliding on snow. After eight highly successful editions, this event has become a must for everyone who lists snowboarding as their passion.

Pats Peak will host free on-snow games and an Ollie Comp for all valid lift ticket or pass holders. Newbies can take a $50 Snowboard Starter Special for first time snowboarders ages six and over. Includes beginner group lesson, rental equipment and full day lower mountain lift ticket.

Join Pico in celebrating World Snowboard Day with a limited number of free First Time Snowboard Packages, including a limited Bonanza Learning Area ticket, beginner specific rentals and a one-hour and 45 minute group lesson.

Okemo’s park rangers will introduce their new "Trick Wheel" and conduct impromptu contests in the terrain parks throughout the day with great swag to give away. In addition to great giveaways, gather at the summit at 2 p.m. to take part in a giant snake run.

Windham’s day will feature park events, learn to snowboard savings and more for all levels of snowboard enthusiasts. In honor of World Snowboard Day, Shred Love will host a Volunteer Appreciation Day at Windham Mountain. All past and current volunteers, along with a guest, are invited to attend the day's festivities. At 11 a.m., the Cody Veverka Memorial Rail Jam kicks off in Cody's honor, featuring the unveiling of a memorial jib feature.At King Pine enjoy the Rail Garden at the bottom of Open Slope with plenty of snow. Prizes and winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m.

World Snowboard Day has been a unique opportunity for the international snowboard community to promote the sport and its unique subculture by providing the general public with the opportunity to try a variety of activities for free. This event receives support from international organizations such as Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) and World Snowboard Federation in Europe, SnowSports Industries America (SIA) in North America, CorePower Asia in Asia, and the World Snowboard Tour.

Photos: Above -- Okemo, Vt. celebrates World Snowboard Day (Okemo); Below -- The event is truly worldwide as this photo from Saint Lary, France attests (Worldsnowboardday.com)

World Snowboard Day St. Lary, France


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