Salomon Jib Academy

The twelve lucky athletes who will

be attending the Jib Academy Final probably aren't sleeping much these

days in anticipation of this amazing event. Jibbers from Sweden, Switzerland,

Japan, France, Canada and the US will come together with the entire

Salomon International Team to ski, film, shoot and hang out with the

best skiers in the world. The place is Mammoth Mountain, California.

Jib Academy athletes will get to session the Orage Masters course after

the Orage contest on May 6th and 7th for 2 days of private

course use with the Salomon team! Mammoth just got some new snow and

the season is far from over in many places! 

Salomon Jib Academy is an international

tour for athletes 16 and under who participate in one day events. Athletes

ski in groups with a pro Salomon athlete for the morning before voting

for one of their peers to head to the afternoon's final. All Jib Academies

use Slopestyle courses at great resorts all over the world. All winners

from each participating country will come together in Mammoth for the


After a week in Mammoth the Salomon

Team will vote for the athlete they think deserves a full year sponsorship

and $1,000.00 towards ski travel for next season! This includes all

Salomon gear and clothes. The action starts Saturday, May 5th

and you can check in to Newschoolers every day for updates on all the


Unfortunately, the Breckenridge

Jib Academy event has been cancelled for this year. The winners

from the North American Jib Academy stops are as follows: 

Anna McGee-           

Park City Resort, UT

Nick Martini-            

Waterville Valley, NH

Nick Goepper-          

Snow Trails Resort, OH

Kyle Wallace-           

Northstar at Tahoe, CA

Christophe Lacombe- Mont St-Anne, QC 

Thanks to all the resorts, participants,

Newschoolers, Recco and everyone who has helped support the Salomon

Jib Academy in its first year! Stay tuned for all the skiing action

and fun from Mammoth Mountain!!