December 16, 2008
Steam and Steel Cafe
Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase
Doors at 6:30, film starts at 7 pm
For more info or to see the film trailer visit the Blacksmith Productions website:
December 8, 2008
December 1, 2008
November 30, 2008
The winner of this month's photo contest is Eric Flygare of Benson, Utah.
Eric’s photo captured the essence of the perfect powder day, with his friend Jenny Swanson emerging center stage from a cloud of the white stuff. One judge’s comment sums it up: “Cold smoke – Boom!” Eric will be rewarded with a Venture t-shirt and pint glass. His photo will also be entered into the second tier grand prize competition, giving him a one in seven chance of winning a snowboard.
Other photos that our judges felt worthy of honorable mention include a springtime photo of Amy Flygare shredding the gnar in northern Utah. Mmmmmmm, corn.
Mat Holgate's photo of his dog Nacho taking a leak after a day of face shots got a laugh out of our judges. Check out the snow beard and that back leg extension!
Jim Ferrigno's photo was noted for it's unique composition, although all the judges agreed it would be better with a Venture!
Finally, Skylar Holgate's photo of South America Snow Sessions coach Mauri Cambilla captured our attention for its great composition and rip roaring rooster tail. Too bad he's a skier...
Many thanks to the 20+ photographers who entered this month’s competition. If you missed out on this round, you still have four more chances to get a shot at the grand prize – a brand spanking new Venture board. Monthly competitions will take place from now through March 2009, with winners entered into a second tier competition, to be judged in early April. The contest theme is "The Mountain Life" and anything goes - lifestyle, action, scenic, humor... as long as it reflects life in the mountains. Click here for details on how to enter.
November 27, 2008
November 20, 2008
For the fourth year running, the two homegrown Colorado companies are producing a small run of custom graphics boards and a special winter brew, both of which will be unveiled at the bash. This year's Season Kickoff features live music from James and the Devil and The Freeman Social, Ska drink specials, and tons of giveaways from Bubba's Boards, Inferno Snowboard Shop, El Diablo Snowcats, Pedal & Powder, Purgatory, Purl Wax, Silverton Mountain, Spark R&D, and Wolf Creek Ski Area.
The highlight of the evening will be the raffle for a coveted limited edition Ska/Venture custom snowboard. Emblazoned with the zany worm from Ska's Mexican Lager label and the distinctive Venture snowflake, this year’s decks are destined to become collector’s items for beer and snow lovers alike.
The Season Kickoff Party gets rockin' at 8 pm at Silverton's Pride of the West (1323 Greene Street). Cover charge is $6 and this is a 21+ event. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies in Silverton. For more information call 970.387.5078.
November 11, 2008
Josh’s photo of a unique and snow-inspired jack-o-lantern really captured October’s spooky holiday spirit – and the attention of our judges. The carved squash was ablaze with Venture’s signature snowflake, which one judge commented “really shows Josh’s Venture pride.” His attention to detail was also noted, and his accuracy in reproducing the highly detailed flake. Josh will be rewarded with a Venture t-shirt and pint glass. His photo will also be entered into the second tier
grand prize competition, giving him a one in seven chance of winning a snowboard.
This month’s photo contest brought in nearly 30 entries from all over the world, including several submissions from our snow loving compatriots in Spain. There was a common theme for the runners up this month - like the winning submission they all had a certain glow about them...
Eric Flygare's photo of a warm campfire and an icy igloo was pretty captivating. Our judges thought the figure in the background looked a bit ghost-like. Maybe they just had ghouls and goblins on the brain thanks to Halloween...
Our judges thought that Shane Hopkin's photo was reminiscent of the work of Ansel Adams. Great contrast of light and dark, and look at all those stars!
We couldn't resist the opportunity to share at least one snowy pic with you. Ramon Mazkiaran's photo of a backcoutry treck inspired us to get out and get after it!
Many thanks to all the photographers who participated this month! If you missed out on this round, there are still five more chances to get a shot at the grand prize – which is a brand spanking new Venture board. Monthly competitions will take place from now through March 2009, with winners entered into a second tier competition, to be judged in early April. The contest theme is "The Mountain Life" and anything goes - lifestyle, action, scenic, humor....as long as it reflects life in the mountains. For details on how to enter, click here.
October 5, 2008
Amy’s photo won the judges’ approval instantly. “She looks so graceful,” said one. “She’s pointing it like she means business,” commented another. Others approved of the use of shadow and light, and the awesome backcountry setting. The judges’ only complaint was that Amy didn’t share the location of her photo - presumably to keep them from poaching her secret spot!
Congrats Amy! You'll be receiving a bunch of Venture swag in the mail, and your photo will also be entered into the second tier grand prize competition, giving you a one in seven chance of winning a brand spanking new snowboard!
This month's photo contest brought in more than 20 entries from all over North America, including submissions from New Hampshire, Montana, and British Columbia. Subject matter was all over the map. Below are three runners up that the judges felt deserved honorable mention.
Judges agreed that Mike Taormina's photo came with the best story. "This was the view of an early morning inversion atop lone peak in Montana, April of 2007. The best part of the day was that, down below, nobody knew it was a bluebird day up top. Patrol let myself and the other tram operator ride a normally roped off line referred to by them as "Tits Up." Negotiating the rock-lined chutes that took us into the fog you see in this picture was one of the great moments I have had on a board (It was indeed a Venture, which I was sold by Grizzly Outfitters there in Big Sky). Thanks for the great board, which stood up to the scree fields like a champ." Awwww...that made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
Tyler Kind got brownie points for including a Venture board in his photo but the backcountry flavor, composition, and scenery are really what got him honorable mention. Here's what Tyler had to say about his submission: "I broke my Arbor A-frame last winter at Silverton and bought a Venture Storm while there to replace it. The board is the best ride on the market and I continually spread the positive word about your amazing boards. This photo is me in the back country near Vail. I look forward to seeing you guys at Silverton once the snow sticks...Thanks for taking my riding to the next level!" You're welcome, Tyler!
Kyle Zimmerman's photo of his friend Brandon was just plain hilarious. It's entitled "Aunt Jemima Jesus," and here's how he describes it: "All you need on a springbreak trip to Silverton is long underwear and syrup...mmmmm." Mmmmm indeed Kyle!
Thanks to all the photographers who participated this month! If you missed out on this round, there are still six more chances to get a shot at the grand prize – which is a brand spanking new Venture board. Monthly competitions will take place from now through March 2009, with winners entered into a second tier competition, to be judged in early April. The contest theme is "The Mountain Life" and anything goes - lifestyle, action, scenic, humor....as long as it reflects life in the mountains. For details on how to enter, click here.
September 25, 2008
Save up 50% off of last season's snowboard gear from Venture, Burton, Ride, Capita, Forum, Special Blend, Nikita, Bonfire, and more, at our 2876 N. Main Ave location! Free food, and Telluride representatives will be on hand selling season passes.
Also save to 40% off of skateboards, shoes, and apparel, from Vans, Nike SB, Lakai, Matix, RVCA, Baker, Girl, Chocolate, Independent, and more, at our new downtown store at 1001 Main Ave.
Inferno Board Shop
1001 Main Ave (970) 259-8669
2876 Main Ave (970) 259-2818
Durango, CO 81301
September 24, 2008
September 11, 2008
August 25, 2008
Venture Snowboards is sponsoring a season-long series of photo competitions this winter with the theme "The Mountain Life." Anything goes - lifestyle, action, scenic, humor... as long as it reflects life in the mountains. So get creative and capture the essence of the mountain life. Extra credit given for shots that include a Venture snowboard!
First tier competitions will take place monthly from September 2008 through March 2009, with t-shirts and other Venture swag as prizes. Monthly winners will be entered into a second tier competition, to be judged in early April. The grand prize for the second tier contest is a brand spanking new Venture snowboard.
The nitty gritty on the competition:
- Submissions are limited to one photo per person per month.
- Monthly submission deadlines are as follows: 9/30/08, 10/31/08, 11/30/08, 12/31/08, 1/31/09, 2/28/09, 3/31/09. Submissions received after these dates will roll over into the next month's competition.
- Results of monthly competitions will be posted on the Venture Snowboards blog early the following month.
- Winning photos will be displayed on the Venture Snowboards website and blog.
- First tier winners will receive Venture t-shirts and other swag as prizes.
- Second tier winner will be announced in early April.
- Second tier winner will receive a new Venture snowboard (splitboards excluded).
- Only original photography will be accepted.
- Employees of Venture Snowboards are ineligible.
- No purchase is necessary.
- This contest is void where prohibited.
- By entering the contest, entrant grants Venture Snowboards perpetual, nonexclusive rights to the photo.
- Entries will be judged by a panel selected by Venture Snowboards and all decisions are final.
Here's how to enter:
- Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the words "Photo Contest" in the subject line.
- Include the following information in the body of your email: Full name, daytime and evening phone numbers, mailing address, description of photo, name(s) of subject(s), and location.
- Photos must be jpg or tif files, no larger than 2 MB. Please name your file using the following convention: yourfirstname_yourlastname_submissionmonth.jpg.
- Incomplete entries will not be judged.
August 24, 2008
August 22, 2008
January 1, 2008
Aaron Brill, founder of the rogue ski area Silverton Mountain, has long dreamed of designing his own snowboard. Now his ideas are becoming reality through a partnership with Venture Snowboards.
Venture has become the ski area’s official snowboard sponsor and maintains a fleet of demo boards at the mountain. In addition, Venture’s founder and design engineer, Klemens Branner, has been collaborating with his counterpart at Silverton Mountain to develop a big mountain deck, influenced by the terrain that is fast making Silverton a legend. “I’m really excited to be working with Aaron and to tap his expertise. Our initial prototypes have performed well, and I think some revolutionary designs will come out of this partnership,” said Branner.
In 06.07, input from Brill was used to develop Venture’s big mountain board, the Storm. For 08.09, they’ve tweaked the Storm’s design by adding a modified swallowtail. “The tail is forked as with any other swallowtail, but it curves upward like a standard board rather than being flat,” says Branner. “This means you can ride switch, which is damn near impossible on a traditional swallowtail, and still have all the powder-specific benefits.” After putting the board through its paces on Silverton Mountain, Brill seems happy with the design: "This board rips all big mountain conditions with no loss of torsional rigidity typically found in other swallowtails, and when it gets extra deep the unique tail kicks in for optimum powder riding and no leg burn."The limited edition Silverton Mountain Swallowtail features custom Silverton Mountain graphics, and is available exclusively at Silverton Mountain. For more information call Silverton Mountain at 970.387.5706 or visit the mountain's website.