The Winter X Games are considered the height of action sports achievement, and Dragon’s Julia Marino just reached the peaks of that height for the 5th time. The Connecticut shredder grabbed the silver medal in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle, the 5th medal of her career (and of the past calendar year).
“Hyped to come away with my 5th [X Games] medal here in Aspen, Colorado! Congrats to @jamieanderson for taking the gold and @ennirukajarvi for taking the bronze And thanks @xgamesfor putting together the most fun course as always,” Julia wrote on Instagram about the contest.
Marino, 20, has been on a roll lately. In addition to her X Games silver, she recently locked up her Olympic berth for the US Team and looks to continue her winning ways there. For more about Julia, follow her on Instagram.
The event serves as the unofficial kick off to the North American contest season, while the entire US Grand Prix series acts as a mini-tour where the snowboarders compete for US Olympic team berths. With her 2nd place finish, and being the highest US woman in the field, Julia earns a valuable “1st” in the race to an Olympic spot for the US in Big Air.
Next on Julia and the contest world’s schedule is the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO, Dec. 11 – 14. For more on the event, visit dewtour.com.
The world waited for the 2017 Peace Park movie to drop, and that it did last weekend on ABC’s World of X TV premiere. Dragon’s Danny Davis hosted some of the world’s best snowboarder’s—including Dragon’s Brock Crouch— at Grand Targhee, WY, in an effort to push the creativity and celebrate the style that is so crucial to snowboarding’s history. Without further ado, here is the 2017 Peace Park.
Long awaited, Dragon snowboarder Danny Davis finally teased the 2017 Peace Park. The brainchild of Danny, supported by Dragon, Mountain Dew, and a host of other sponsors sees him and the best snowboarders in the world take over Grand Targhee resort. The days-long event is a celebration of snowboarding’s style and heritage.
Produced from the event is a tv show that airs on ABC’s World of X tv show on Sunday November 26th at 3 pm EST // 2 pm CST // 1 pm MST // 2 pm PST.
It’s snowboard film season and Dragon’s snowboarders Spencer Schubert and Mark Wilson are the latest to get in the mix. The street shredders are featured heavily in Videograss’s latest Visitors. The full part with cameos from Dragon’s Blake Paul and Tommy Gesme just launched, check it out.
More to come, but the Jossi Wells Invitational is returning for 2017 at Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand. The brainchild of Dragon’s X Games Gold Medalist skier Jossi Wells, the event brings together skiers and snowboarders for one giant Big Air contest.
Last season the event enjoyed sunny days and high-end competition, and this year’s expects no different. Stay tuned for more content from the event. To view last year’s recap, head here.