Last month, the Zappos Rideshop hosted the first-ever Park Jam Rail Event right here in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. It was two nights of snowboarding, family fun, friends and of course…food! They brought in actual snow and a 30-foot jibbing rail where professional snowboarders showed off some impressive tricks.
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If you're in Las Vegas today and tomorrow, head over to downtown Las Vegas to join us at our first-ever snowboarding event! Yup, you read that right--snowboarding in downtown Vegas!
See below for more info. We hope to see you there!
ParkJam and Zappos.com
ParkJam and Zappos.com are partnering together to produce the first-ever downtown rail-jam event (sponsored by Zappos.com). Featuring two fun-filled nights including a snowboarding competition for both pro and amateur snowboarders, as well as an art competition, food, drinks, music fun and much more!
Park on Fremont Parking Lot - 425 East Fremont Street
Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th from 6PM-12AM
If you have someone on your gift list that lives for shredding, then we’ve got the gift list just for them! What snowboarder wouldn’t love to see a shiny new deck or a cool new jacket under the tree?
Check out some of our favorite gift picks from Burton to make this season one to remember:
StepChild® is not just a snowboarding company that makes quality snowboards that are built to last. It is a team of like-minded individuals who believe that staying true their roots is exactly what the industry is lacking. Ever since its conception in 2001, owners Sean Johnson—a self-proclaimed ‘washed up’ 90s pro snowboarder—and childhood shred buddy, Brad Richmond, have made it their mission to help develop great products while supporting both professional and amateur riders.
With technology such as Carbon Stringers and Kevlar, StepChild delivers the very best in snowboards from beginner to pro. It’s not hard to guess why these boards are the number one pick for pro boarder, J.P. Walker, and E-Man Anderson.
At StepChild, they believe in their own way of doing things. Involved in almost every aspect of snowboarding since 1985, they are the “old dogs” who learned to ride on a golf course until the mountain allowed them access. Refusing to let corporate flakes dictate to them what snowboarding is, StepChild stands behind their product and team 110%. This is the main reason they are still around today. StepChild—Bigger Hearts Than Brains!
With snowboarding season just around the corner, you just might have new gear on your holiday wishlist. That’s why we asked Jim C., one of our buyers for the Zappos Rideshop, to recommend some of his favorite gear from Burton.
Now all you need is some fresh powder, and you’re ready to shred!
Toward the end of 2003, a team of forward-thinking individuals banded together in the hopes of forming a snowboard company unlike any other – one that connected with customers on a one-on-one basis through a philosophy, not an image. They knew their name would have to symbolize and encompass just that; so, in 2004, Signal was founded as an artistic company anchored in snowboarding.
Handcrafted in Huntington Beach, California, Signal snowboards are produced year-around, with the factory in constant research and development in order to provide the very best in snowboarding and customer service.
In order to provide the very best riding experience, all Signal snowboards come equipped with top-of-the-line technology. The latest is Rocker Technology which makes for easier edge to edge turns and float in powder. For Signal, Rockers are flat through the bindings and roll up to a 5 degree or 10 degree rise, allowing unbelievable height on the slopes. Flat Technology is made for park riding. The lack of camber allows the rider to engage the entire edge and get better leverage for tricks.
Signal's mission is to build a community with a much bigger cause—one that includes building boards and a foundation at home in California. It is their priorities that separate them from other snowboard companies and keep them dedicated to building a solid community, as well as quality snowboards.
CAPiTA Snowboarding is based on the fishing docks of Seattle, Washington and is recognized throughout the industry for unique graphics, progressive product, and world-class athletes. Founded in 2000, this is the 12th collection using the finest materials, meticulous construction and award winning design.
CAPiTA has not only teamed up with the most respected factory in snowboarding but has refined their technical designs while implementing innovative new shaping theories and materials. This has stepped up the freestyle specific snowboard construction for everyone out there.
There’s lots of fresh powder begging to ridden out there this season. Are you ready to carve through the snowy terrain? We’ve rounded up some of our best snowboarding gear to get you ready to shred it all winter long.
To check out even more snowboarding shoes,clothing and gear, check out the Rideshop Snow page!