Vans Hi-Standard Series at Brighton


Vans kicks off the US edition of the global Vans Hi-Standard Series at Brighton Resort in Utah this Saturday, January 25. Expanding this year for a total of three stops in the US, Vans presents a unique snowboarding contest series featuring an original big air format where riders are judged by individual style and creativity with no rotations over 720 allowed.

From January 25th to March 29th, riders from Utah, California, and New England will be tasked with competing against others and themselves in a special exhibition of pure style and originality. The series will feature over $3K in prize money at each stop and the “Van Doren Rail Best Trick” honors, offering cash on the spot for the most inventive maneuvers. With nothing over a 720 allowed, only the most creative competitors will be considered for the top three billing. The pressure is on as riders from the Vans Snow team will be on-site at each stop, encouraging competitors to give it all they got!

The Vans Hi-Standard contest series pays homage to over 20 years of Vans heritage in snowboarding, bringing modern day competition back to the basics by rewarding riders for individual style, creativity and self-expression. With strict guidelines against rotations over 720, the Hi-Standard challenges today’s snowboarders to compete the Vans way, showcasing original style variations only true snowboarders can exhibit. Held internationally in Europe, Canada and the US, this unique series celebrates the spirit of snowboarding all over the world with one unifying message: style is everything.

Official dates for the 2014 US Vans Hi-Standard Series in collaboration with Transworld Snowboarding:

January 25- Brighton, UT —
February 23 — Mt. High, CA –
Third Stop TBA

Event Schedule:
8:30 AM — 10:00 AM
Free practice for all categories
9 30 AM — 10:30 AM
Paid session — 15 and under
10:30 AM — 11:15 AM
Paid session – 16 and over
11:30 AM — 12:15 PM
Course Maintenance / LUNCH
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Paid session — 15 and under
1:15 PM -  2:00 PM
Paid session – 16 and over
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Van Doren rail {best trick}
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Award ceremony
4:15 PM