This weekend the 2011 Gatorade Free Flow Tour kicks off with stops at Vail, Colorado and Mountain High, California. These west coast stops showcased incredible performances last year, and have high expectations for some serious showdowns.

Vail, Colorado

Mountain High, California

There’s still time to register online and get into the contest, but spots are going fast, so register now, as it’s the best way to earn your spot in the Finals. We’ve seen a number of contests close already as they reach full registration, so go to http://www.register.gatoradefreeflowtour.com to ensure your spot on the Tour.

Vail

The first season saw three of the five champions earn their way onto the full season of the Winter Dew Tour, and we’re looking for a new crop of stars to come up through the ranks. For those not quite ready to throw down with the pros, we have Junior Jam contests for the 13 and unders who are looking to get some solid competitions under their belt, and for those unable to make it out to a stop, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour is hosting a video contest right here on Newschoolers for a handful of wildcard slots into the Finals.

Mountain High

Here's some important info on this weekend's events for all of you who are planning on competing...

Vail

Saturday, January 15th – Snowboard & Freeski Slopestyle

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Registration

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM – Freeski & Snowboard Slopestyle Practice

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle – 1st Round

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM – Freeski Slopestyle – 1st Round

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM – Freeski Slopestyle Finals

4:15 PM – Awards

Sunday, January 16th – Snowboard & Freeski – Superpipe

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Registration

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Junior Jam Rail Jam Practice

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM – Snowboard & Freeski Superpipe Practice

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM – Junior Jam Rail Jam

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM – Men’s Snowboard Superpipe – 1st Round

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM – Freeski Superpipe – 1st Round

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM – Freeski & Snowboard Superpipe Junior Jam

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Finals

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM – Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Finals

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM – Freeski Superpipe Finals

4:15 PM – Awards

*Schedule is subject to change

Lift Ticket Price - $94 / Competitor Price - $65

Registration Location - Gold Peak Grille (bottom floor of Riva Bahn Lodge)

Slopestyle Location - Gold Peak Terrain Park - Riva Bahn (mid station unload)

Superpipe Location - Gold Peak Terrain Park - Riva Bahn (mid station unload)

Junior Jam Rail Jam Location - Gold Peak Terrain Park - Riva Bahn (mid station unload)

Mountain High

Saturday, January 15th – Snowboard & Freeski Slopestyle

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Registration

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM – Freeski & Snowboard Slopestyle Practice

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM – Junior Jam Rail Jam Practice

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM – Junior Jam Rail Jam

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle – 1st Round

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM – Freeski Slopestyle – 1st Round

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM – Freeski Slopestyle Finals

4:15 PM – Awards

*Schedule is subject to change

Lift Ticket Price - $65/Competitor Price - $25

Registration Location - East Resort Base Lodge

Slopestyle Location - Gold Rush

Junior Jam Rail Jam Location - Sunset - Mtn High Express to Discovery Chair

In addition to the first two stops, here’s a look at the full schedule for this winter’s Gatorade Free Flow Tour…

January 22nd-23rd – Tyrol Basin Ski and Snowboard Area in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin – slopestyle & halfpipe

January 29th-30th – Mount Bachelor in Bend, Oregon – slopestyle & halfpipe

January 29th-30th – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson, Wyoming – slopestyle & halfpipe

January 29th-30th – Killington Resort in Killington, Vermont – slopestyle & halfpipe

February 5th – Sierra at Tahoe in Twin Bridges, California – slopestyle & halfpipe

February 5th-6th – Brighton Resort in Brighton, Utah – slopestyle & halfpipe

February 5th-6th – Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, New York – slopestyle only

February 12th-13th – Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah – slopestyle & halfpipe*

*Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals held in conjunction with the Winter Dew Tour’s Toyota Championship.

Torin-Yater Wallace on top of the podium at last year's Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals.

On behalf of everyone at Newschoolers and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, good luck to everyone competing this winter!


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