Vans Hi-Standard 2016

Jan 16, 2016

2016 Vans Hi-Standard Snow Series World Tour kicks off at Mount St. Louis
Style is Everything, Nothing Over a 720


Montreal, Que., (Jan. 8, 2016) – Vans is kicking off 2016 with the return of the Vans
Hi-Standard Series, an international contest series inviting snowboarders to showcase pure style in a thrilling jam format. Touring across the US, Canada, China, Korea and France, the Vans Hi-Standard Series will feature an original big air format where riders are judged by individual style only, with no rotations over 720 allowed.

Starting on January 16th at Mount St-Louis, Ontario Canada, riders will compete in a unique exhibition of style and creativity. The Hi-Standard Series will award over $60K in cash prizes and challenge riders to push their imaginations with innovative tricks. The “Van Doren Rail Best Trick” offers cash on the spot for the most inventive maneuvers. Vans will also reward and name an MVP, a Most Improved Rider and a Worst Bail for each stop of the tour. With no rotation over 720 allowed, only the most creative competitors will be considered for the billing.


Open to snowboarders of all ages and skill levels, this jam format series allows riders to take as many runs as they like and showcase their style and creativity. The contest judges along with members of the Vans pro snowboard team will hand out $5 bills to competitors who successfully land stylish tricks. All successful tricks will be paid until the allotted prize amount per age category is reached.

The prize purse per tour stop is $2,500 CAD. Each event will be capped at 90 riders and participants will be grouped into three categories: ages 15 and under, ages 16+ and ages 30+. Competitors are encouraged to pre-register online two weeks before each event. All the details can be found at

Additionally, Vans will present a House of Vans workshop, inviting spectators and family members to customize their own pair of Vans alongside invited artist SOY from Toronto.


Visit for more details.  

A live, behind the scenes feed of the events will be viewable on Vans’ Snapchat account: vans_66. The 2016 Vans Hi-Standard series is supported by King Snow and Transworld Snowboarding.


Event Schedule:

8:30 am – 10 am            Registration  

9:30 am – 10:30 am       Free practice for all categories

10:30 – 11:15 am           Paid session – 15 years and under and 30 +

11:30  – 12:15 pm          Paid session – 16 years and up

12:15 pm – 1 pm           Lunch and course maintenance

1:15 pm – 2 pm             Paid session – 15 years and under

2: 15 pm  – 3 pm          Paid session – 16 years and up

3: 15 pm  – 4 pm                       Van Doren Rail Best Trick contest

4: 15 pm                       Awards ceremony






Official dates for the 2016 Vans Hi-Standard series:

January 16 – Mount St. Louis, Ontario, Canada

January 23 – Le Relais, Quebec, Canada

January 30 – Phoenix Park, GW, Korea

January 30 – Mellow Parks, Beijing, China

February 6 – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, United States

February 13 – Mountain Creek, New Jersey, United States

February 20 – Chamrousse, 38, France

February 20 – Norquay, Alberta, Canada

February 27 – Park City, Utah, United States

March 12 – Mt. Seymour, British Columbia, Canada

March 19 – Sierra-at-Tahoe, California, United States

June 20 – Mt. Hood, Oregon, United States

July 15 – Whistler, British Columbia, Canada





About Vans

Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates more than 450 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of SurfingVans Pool PartyVans Custom CultureVans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans.





Note :               Photos from last year’s events are available upon request. Any media representative wishing to attend the event please contact Josiane Bétit.


Source :            Vans Canada



Information :     Josiane Bétit

                        Phone : 1-514-831-0276,  

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