On Saturday, April 14th, The High Fives Foundation will present their annual Trains Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe, California region. The event will feature top ranked professional skiers and snowboarders (check out the list of athletes below), The Silver Boombox Thief on the turntables, and event production from Crux Events.

This year's installment of Trains has a new format, where teams of 10 people will compete along with individual contests in the morning, where awards will be handed out for the Best 540, Best Male and Best Female. These individual winners will become the captains of each team, and will pick their respective teams of 10 for the Trains event.  

Here's a look at the details for the event, along with the list of athletes that will be in attendance...



• 9:30 -10:30am: Practice

• 10:45am: Riders Meeting

• 11:00am -1:00pm: Individual Contest

• 1:00 -1:45pm: LaValle’s World Famous Chicken Wings 

• 1:45pm: Pick Teams of Ten for Trains Contest

• 3:30pm: Awards


Charitable Contributions ($5,000 Total): Five charities will be chosen to by winning competitors. These winning will donated to the athletes’ choice of the Shane McConkey Foundation, Arne Backstrom Memorial Fund, SkiD.U.C.K., Reeve Irvine Research Center and Vermont Adaptive.

Cost: Trains is FREE to watch! Catered food from Full Belly Deli in Truckee, California will be available for a $5 donation, vitamin water will be on hand to provide hydration for any occasion, as well as Jamie Lavalle’s world famous Buffalo chicken wings, which will also be available for a $5 donation.


Post Event Party: Immediately following the contest at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, a post-event party will take place at Sun Deck in Olympic Valley with great food & drink specials and DJ One-Truest on the turntables.


Thank you to the Trains 2012 Sponsors: Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Alpine Meadows | Squaw Valley, vitaminwater (official non-alcoholic beverage), Miller/Coors (official alcoholic beverage), DieCutStickers.com, Powder Magazine, GoPro, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Sports Basement, Start Haus, Smith Optics, Arcade Apparel, Discrete Headwear, Skullcandy and TRX Suspension Training.


Thank you to the Trains 2012 Partners: BigTruck Headwear, Full Belly Deli (Truckee), Aelix Clothing (official clothing sponsor), the Auburn Ale House and Sports Insurance.

Photo by Josh Anderson




Ski Men

Nick Goepper

Max Szkely

Carson Lehouillier 

Charlie Ingalls

Raleigh White

Will Hibbs

Chris Logan

Parker White

Davis Souza

Austin Stewart

Sean Collin

Nick Miles

Jason Arens

Peter Kukesh

Andy McDowell

Garrett Russell

Tanner Rainville

Will Wesson

Ski Women

Maude Raymond

Ali Agee

Kristin McComack

Katie Souza

Marta Krusell

Michelle Parker


Brady Lem

Silver Serino

Danny Toumarkine

Brandon Sorel

Willard House

Will Mayo



Billy Mann

Austin Simonpietri

Kyle Smaine



Aspen Spora

Cody LaPlante

Logan LaPlante


Steve Wallace / Overall

Jake Hickman / Ski

Greg Lindsey / Ski

Mat Jackson / Ski

Chris Bosco / Snowboard

Jim Lindberg / Snowboard

For more information on Trains and The High Fives Foundation, check out http://www.highfivesfoundation.org.