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The Snowboard Szine Vol. 1, Issue 16



In This Issue

1. Dogbite

2. Pro-Scoop from Snowboard Parties

3. New Hampshire Offers Snowboard Grant

4. CT Rail Jams Announced

5. Vote


1. Dogbite

I'm typing a little slow these days. My own dog got me pretty bad on the finger last week. May have to modify the finger logo for, if you know what I mean. At least it's nothing that will hold me back from getting on my board. SOON!

Our friends have reported there's snow in Colorado, Tahoe, and the NY mountains now.


2. Pro-Scoop from Snowboard Parties

We had fun at the Burton and Rossignol parties in NY recently. Photos of both can be found at

Here's what we found out at the parties:

Burton Party at Avalon. NYC Oct. 5 2004

Hannah Teter is looking forward to her first competition of the season that will be in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. I can't help saying this - she is adorable - both looks and personality. She's going to have a dynamite season. (photos of Hannah and me at

Romain de Marchi vogued his new tattoo for friends. He's the Swiss cover boy of this month's Snowboarder Magazine. (Say "RoMahn de Marshee.)

Saw Pro-Rider Megan Pischke - one of my coaches at Barrett Christy's Snowboard Camp in Vail last winter. She and DCP (David Carrier Porcheron - Burton Team) got engaged a few months ago after dating for a few years. They look happy. Check it out at

Btw, Barrett Christy gave birth to a healthy big baby boy in Oct. and is doing fine. She'll be up and ready for this season's camp at Vail. Congrats Barrett!


Rossignol Projectour Party at The Social Club, NYC Oct. 6, 2004

Team Rider JF Pelchat and I reminisced about how he streaked naked across the outdoor ice rink in Les Deux Alpes France at Rossignol Camp in Summer of 2003 when I attended. J.F. stands for "Jean Francois" but he switched to JF when he was a kid. He says "it's more to the point." photos at

Jeremy Jones' part in The new Rossignol video Projectour had the audience emoting out loud in awe and disbelief, when they showed the film at the party. I held my breath seeing that mini-avalanche come down around him. But he was right in the room watching the vid with us, safe and sound.

When asked, he said he doesn't think that's even his very best movie shot. Hard to imagine. Will try to find out what he considers the best and pass it along to you. His board set-up for that kind of riding is a 21" stance, regular. Back foot minus 3, front foot 17.

By the way, we're talking about Rossignol's BIG MOUNTAIN riding Jeremy Jones with the killer smile, not Burton's RAIL RIDING Jeremy Jones.

Some people haven't quite figured out that there are 2 pros named Jeremy Jones and are confused to find that Jeremy Jones rides for Rossignol AND Burton, and specializes in backcountry mountain chutes AND park rails. And lives in Lake Tahoe AND Salt Lake City. Now you know the scoop. When you see a film advertised with Jeremy Jones in it, and it has logos from both Burton and Rossi, you never know which guy is actually in it intil you watch.

Todd Richards - Olympic snowboarder and tall skate ace has not returned to the Rossignol team this season after being part of it since 2000. Team Manager Patryck Bernier says Ross is looking for more money than Rossi offered. Btw Todd was born in the same hospital as me in MA.

And pro Victoria Jealouse has the same October birthdate as me. Wish I could ride like her!


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3. New Hampshire Offers Snowboard Grant


NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH, OCTOBER 2004 - The Friends of New Hampshire Skiing grant program helps New Hampshire's young competitive skiers and snowboarders become Olympians and international champions. Operated by Ski NH member resorts, the program offers financial assistance to individual skiers and snowboarders to help offset the costs of race training and traveling. College athletes, and post-graduate athletes training for international competition are eligible. Interested athletes must have a New Hampshire affiliation either through residence, college or ski club. The deadline for submitting a grant application to Ski NH is November 30, 2004. The grants are awarded based on need and an athlete's past performance and his or her ability to be in serious contention for a national team or the equivalent.

Last season's recipients included Caitlin Ciccone of Littleton and Nick Baker of Gilford, who are alpine racers. Kris and Justin Freeman of Andover compete in cross country events. In Nordic Combined, Jedediah Hinkley of Andover and Carl VanLoan of Webster are currently competing on the U.S. Ski Team. Tyler Walker of Franconia is a current member of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team. Ryan Paris of Bradford is a freestyle snowboard competitor. Sean and Kaitlyn Smarse of Lincoln compete in alpine snowboard racing. Friends of NH Skiing also contributed funds to support the UNH and PSU ski teams.

Friends of New Hampshire Skiing is the only program of its kind in the United States. Since its inception as Friends of UNH Skiing in 1978, the program has raised more than $500,000. This past season, more than $40,000 was raised through ticket sales. The tickets, donated by Ski NH member resorts, are packaged and sold to the public with all funds raised dedicated to supporting the training of athletes.

To receive a grant application, contact Ski NH at (800) 887-5464 or email Ski NH at The grant application can also be downloaded from Ski NH's website,

Ski NH is the statewide association representing 38 alpine and cross country resorts and more than 200 lodging properties throughout New Hampshire. For daily snow reports or information on winter activities and events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at (800) 88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464) or visit the Ski NH website at For statewide media relations assistance, visit the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism's media room at under Travel Industry.


4. CT Rail Jams Announced

We just got word from Rob at Axis Boardsports in Brookfield, CT that there will be a series of 3 grassroots rail jams held on Zamboni snow for advanced riders only, in Nov. and Dec. (See Rob trouncing his wakeboard last summer at

The first will be at Axis on Nov. 21st and the crew there is busy building a 35 ft. kinked rail right out front. 203 775-9393 for info.

Dec. 5 the jam is at Cutting Edge in Berlin, CT, (860-828-342)and

Dec. 12 at Eastern Pulse in Milford (203 877-4257.)

Enter or just come out to support and cheer on the riders.

Keep reading the Szine for details on these and other upcoming events.


5. Vote

Don't forget to exercise your right to choose the leadership of this country. Why?

And don't forget that one of the candidates is a snowboarder (at least sometimes.)


Thanks for reading The Snowboard Szine!

Lauren, Editor


"Let's Ride!"






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