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It’s a Rukus in the Rockies

This past weekend Monster held of of the best events of the year at Lake Louise. Ruckus in the Rockies is in its second year and combines a fun snowboard team contest with a massive party in a spectacular venue. Mark Sollors walked away with a brand new Kawasaki 250F after battling friend and teammate Dustin Craven in the final.

The Lodge of Ten Peaks at Lake Louise is a spectacular venue for a huge party and we brought the DJ lineup to do it justice. Pump and Illo started things off followed by Mat the Alien. The sold-out crowd was already frothing by the time LA’s own Z-trip took the stage, and he didn’t disappoint. His set combined rock and beats in a way that only he can do, and no matter what your musical taste, there was something in it for you. After he was done, Pump and Mat joined him on stage for an impromptu scratch battle that had everyone in the crowd in a frenzy. With the recent loss of MCA from the Beastie Boys, the DJ’s paid tribute and none more than z-trip who had recently worked with them.

If you just can’t get enough Rukus in the Rockies, check out the events page here.

Holy Bowly — It’s an International Gathering of Creativity and Flow!

Mervin Manufacturing is beyond stoked to announce their newest international event, Lib Tech’s Holy Bowly — Fueled by Monster Energy coming to Happoone Resort in Hakuba, Nagano, Japan on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

This “International gathering of creativity and flow” is a collective effort with some of the most respected snow bowl builders in Japan as well as some of the most respected riders in the world all coming together for a common goal of showcasing another option in the future of freestyle snowboarding and park design.

Japanese snow bowl builders Hayato “Bubbles” Maruyama, Goro Komatsu and Shuji Kajiura joined by Mervin Mfg.’s Krush Kulesza and a crew of dedicated volunteers and Happoone staff look to give the pros and the public an amazing day of progression, high-fives and lasting memories.

This event will borrow the laid back inclusive vibe of it’s US sister event, Lib Tech’s Holy Oly Revival, with an amazing list of international riders including Jamie Lynn, Forest Bailey, Jesse Burtner, Jess Kimura, Dylan Thompson, Sean Genovese, Austin Hironaka, Teddy Koo, Harrison Gordon, Pat Moore, Kohei Kudo, Wes Makepeace, Ryan Paul, Maria DeBari, Bryn Valaika, Maribeth Swetkoff-Kramer, Kyle Lopiccolo all mixed in and shredding with the public.

And to finish off the day, the after-party at The Pub (Wadano, Hakuba) will feature an amazing live set from snowboarding legend, amazing musician and Lib Tech Ripper Wes Makepeace, plus a set by Swell and DJ Kenji.

This event would not be possible without the amazing support of Lib Tech Snowboards, Happoone Resort, Monster Energy, Snowboy Productions, Gentem Stick Snowboards, Replant Snowboards, Advance Marketing, Poler Stuff, Bent Metal Binders, Garage 902, Snowboarder Magazine, Kenji Kato, Masaki Kitae, Bubbles, Goro, Shuji and the art of Jamie Lynn. Arigatou gozaimasu.