Vail’s Session goes live with site |

Vail’s Session goes live with site

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colordao
Special to the DailyThe Vail Valley Foundation launched a new Web site for the Session Tuesday.

VAIL, Colorado ” The Vail Valley Foundation, organizers of the Honda Session snowboard invitational, launched the contest’s new Web site,, Tuesday.

The Web site features a real-time link to the Swatch Ticket To Ride (TTR) competitor rankings, as well as quick links to competition information, a riders’ corner, local weather, prize money, location information and a MySpace profile through a series of hand-drawn icons.

On Feb. 8 and 9, there will be a live Webcast during the Session events. Each night will feature rider profiles, footage of the Golden Peak venue and all three competitions, and can be found in the downloads section of

Friday night, the men and women compete in the rails competition, and on Saturday, the guys go huge in the slopestyle big air competition. All riders are vying for their share of a $134,000 prize purse ” one of the biggest in the world.

For more information, visit or call 888-883-VAIL(8245).

Fresh off medal-winnings performances at the Winter X Games in Aspen, three top snowboarders will look to continue their winning next week in Vail.

Andreas Wiig, Torstein Horgno and Jamie Anderson, who are slated to compete in the Session Feb. 8 to 9, won gold medals last weekend.

Wiig is the defending slopestyle champion, and also won the same event at this year’s X Games, while Horgmo won the big air competition ahead of Kevin Pearce.

Anderson, who was took second in the rails competition last year, is coming off a slopestyle win. Along with the medalists, a slew of top finishers from the X Games are set to compete at the Session. Check back next week for a full preview of the event.

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