Fenway Park will host a big air snowboarding and freeskiing U.S. Grand Prix tour event on February 11-12, 2016. "Polartec Big Air at Fenway" will feature a 140-foot high snow ramp, taller than the light towers at the ballpark, and bring in athletes from around the world including Olympic and World Champions.
As a U.S. Grand Prix and part of the International Ski Federation's (FIS) World Cup tour, Polartec Big Air at Fenway will include many of the top big air competitors including Olympic slopestyle skiing gold medalist Joss Christensen, slopestyle snowboarding Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg and Olympian Ty Walker.
Here's some perfect Flashback Friday fodder: Ultra-rare footage from the original Boston Big Air event, held in the Boston Garden way back in 1937. The tricks might not be as gnarly, but the gear—including rugby sweaters, zoot suits, and more—blows today's snow fashion off the proverbial J-bar.
Where training, diet, and sleep collide (typically the top of the podium).
Shout out to Gus Kenworthy, Bobby Brown, Joss Christensen, and McRae Williams, who all killed it as usual.
Warning: This footage—featuring the likes of Sage Kotsenburg and Eric Willett—may make you insanely jealous.
A skyscraper jump in the heart of Fenway Park is gnarly enough on its own, but when you're rookie snowboarder like Lyon Farrell, the butterflies have to be seriously churning. You wouldn't know it to watch, however, with Lyon setting down this sick, POV 540 like a glass of water.
Defending Dew Tour champion Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) made it two in a row when he won Sunday's slopestyle competition at Breckenridge. Under sunny skies, the course was fast and fun, allowing for what was one of the better men's ski slopestyle finals ever contested.
BOSTON, MA (Sept. 22, 2015) -- The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), along with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Fenway Sports Management (FSM), announced that Fenway Park will host a big air snowboarding and freeskiing U.S. Grand Prix tour event on February 11-12, 2016. The Big Air at Fenway will feature a 140-foot snow ramp, more than three times the height of Fenway's Green Monster. Athletes from around the world, including Olympic and World Champions, will compete for a grand prize purse of $150,000.
The Big Air at Fenway will be the third big air stop on the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour and the second stop on the U.S. Grand Prix tour. Now in its 20th season, the U.S. Grand Prix is the longest running, season-long winter action sports tour featuring the best freeskiing and snowboarding athletes in the world.
"Big Air at Fenway will be one of the largest events in the 20-year history of the U.S. Grand Prix," said USSA Chief Marketing Officer Michael Jaquet. "It will draw some of the most talented athletes in big air, including a brilliant group of Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. It will be a great show for spectators at Fenway Park and watching at home."
The first ever Polartec Big Air at Fenway kicked off in style this afternoon with snowboard practice for both the men's and women's divisions. It wasn't all smooth sailing, as the athlete's adjusted to the 140-foot tall behemoth, but rest assured, they came out on top in the end.
Make sure to grab your tickets for this one-of-a-kind big air event before it's too late.