The Anti Comp Returns For Its 8th Year; Event To Be Held At Sun Valley, Idaho
(Montreal, Quebec – January 4, 2013) – Orage and Sun Valley Resort have joined forces with Freeskier Magazine, Go Pro, Retallack Lodge and a number of other partners for the return of what is arguably skiing’s funnest event of the season. “When we launched the Orage Masters event a decade ago we did it out of necessity, the comp scene needed something new. This time around we’re just doing it for the sake of throwing a killer event at a killer resort”, commented Mike Nick, Orage Marketing Director. “We launched the Masters back in 2003 because we (Orage) wanted to put our own spin on the event circuit with a slope event that looked more like a party than a contest. With the Sochi Olympics on everyone’s mind these days, rightfully so, we figured there’s no better time than now to lighten things up a bit with the return of skiing’s one and only “Anti Comp.”
Brian Callahan, Sun Valley’s Terrain Park Manager – “When Freeskier (Magazine) mentioned that the Orage masters was looking for a new home, Sun Valley jumped at the opportunity. We’d seen what they’ve (Orage) done over the years and the idea of hosting an event with a ten year history and so many stoked athletes and fans seemed like a no brainer; I made it my personal goal to make it happen”.
Scheduled to take place April 5-7, 2013 the 8th installment of the Orage Masters, a ski event better known as one part slopestyle, one part on hill tailgate party, one part costume party will take place at Sun Valley, Idaho featuring 40 of todays top ski athletes. With its team vs team format, The Orage Masters will feature 8 teams of 4 athletes each representing today’s top film crews. “In the past we’ve hosted hard good teams but this year we’re changing it up a bit to profile film crews the likes of Level 1, Inspired Media, Stept productions, The Traveling Circus and more, commented Nick. (full team listings to be announced at a later date)
The Orage Masters 8 is proud to name Go Pro, Freeskier Magazine, Sun Valley and Retallack Lodge as partners. Please visit www.OrageMasters.com for more info.
Monster Weekend, sponsored by Sun Valley Company, Scott, and Monster Energy, is in full swing this Saturday afternoon under the bright Sun Valley sun. European Winter X-Game winner Tom Wallisch kicked off the action on Friday afternoon, flying 140 feet off the brand spanking-new Monster Feature on Dollar Mountain. The feature, shaped like the recognizable, neon green, Monster Energy “M” was built by the SPT and Dollar Mountain park crew and is bigger closer up than you can imagine.
Tonight, Scott and Monster Energy athletes Tom Wallisch, Justin Dorey and Ian Cosco will take part in a jump session and photoshoot with professional photographer Erik Seo and Freeskier Magazine editor, Shay Williams. Floodlights have been brought in to light up the night from 7-9pm. There will also be a DJ, BBQ, and beers for anybody that wants to stop by and see all the monster action. Then don’t miss the after-party, sponsored by Freeskier Mag, at Whiskey Jacques’ in Ketchum.
For more information, check out Shay William’s blog and video diary of the trip from Freeskier Mag’s website here: Monster Weekend Update One.
SCOTT, Monster Energy and Sun Valley Resort are putting together a monster of all weekends in Sun Valley March 19-20. The weekend will include appearances by SCOTT and X-Game athletes, a Freeskier-hosted party, a brand new Monster-themed and SPT-designed feature, a photo shoot, and a preview of SCOTT;s 2010/2011 Wintersport product line.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, March 19 6-8pm, at Scott’s Ketchum headquarters (110 Lindsay Circle) with team athletes Ian Cosco, Tom Wallisch, and Justin Dorey greeting fans and signing autographs. Then SCOTT will give everyone a preview of next winter’s wintersport product line.
The Monster Weekend continues Saturday, March 20 in Dollar Mountain’s Terrain Park. The athletes will be hitting the park throughout the day, with the park open to the public as well. It is everybody’s chance to ski with some of the country’s best pro skiers. Saturday night there will be a photo shoot with Ian Cosco, Tom Wallisch, and Justin Dorey on Dollar Mountain, showcasing a brand-new, awesome Monster-themed feature designed by Snow Park Technologies. The shoot will take place from 7-9 pm and it is open to the public, with a DJ providing a killer soundtrack for the shoot. After the shoot, Freeskier Magazine will host a wrap-up party at Whiskey Jacques. Don’t miss all the Monster action March 19-20!