Kumi Yama 2011 – Les 2 AlpesMay 27th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
The Kumi Yama is more and more popular, and is coming back this year from July 1st to 3rd. It has no equal internationally and it hosts great athletes such as X-Games medalists, world champions, freestyle newcomers, icons and pioneers, “stars” and “old-timers”, as well as amateurs coming from over 12 countries. In this event every generation of freeskiers and snowboarders get together in a unique atmosphere to enjoy Les 2 Alpes’ snowpark.
The Kumi Yama is unique for various reasons:
*Theme: Japanese inspired event
*Competition style: Kamikaze, where riders compete against each other in teams of three. Through qualifiers, amateurs also have the opportunity to compete with and against pro-riders in the finals.
*The usual slopestyle course is now spiced up with Japanese inspired features: torii, gong, temple…
*Riders: Honoring Japan, this event welcomes the best Japanese pro-riders. However, beside empire-of-the sun natives, the event also welcomes athletes from all four corners of the world.
This year, Kumi Yama is focusing solely on slopestyle, which means no superpipe contest. The event is divided in two, one day of amateur contests and one day for pros. And there’s something new this year…Sunday will be reserved for KIDS 9 to 14 years old! They will be able to compete kamikaze-style on a slopestyle course made especially for them.
These new and improved features will give slopestyle the opportunity to grow and reach new heights! With even more and improved features, a more urban street set-up and a bigger invitational riders event, the Kumi Yama will soar!
Also, some changes have been made to the “photo/graphic” contest. This year, it is exclusively a photography contest open to both pros and amateur.
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