Mt. Hood Meadows turns into a snowboarding haunt during U.S. Snowboarding 2010 Revolution Tour March 16-21. The tour makes Meadows its last stop of four stages and the final competition to pluck up top juniors in the country to feed into the USSA pipeline.
The event produces the top national juniors who then are named to U.S. Snowboarding's Project Gold. The top four male and female junior athletes in halfpipe and snowboardcross will be selected for the project based on their overall results from the tour, which included competitions earlier in the season around the country. Project Gold athletes train together in the summer and receive invitations to select project events.
The Revolution Tour features open class competitions in halfpipe, slopestyle, and snowboardcross. The event at Mt. Hood Meadows launches March 16 in Rose City Park with slopestyle competitions for women and men followed March 17 with the halfpipe competitions taking place off the Easy Rider chair. The snowboardcross takes place March 18 on a course built in Daisy Bowl.
Spectators can watch some of the nation's best juniors competing in the tour. Slopestyle and halfpipe riders will range between 13-19 years old, but USSA does not permit snowboardcross for riders under 15 years old.
The 2010 NorAm Snowboardcross is also part of the event. Catch some of the best Canadian and U.S. competitors as they duke it out on the Daisy course March 20-21.