It is getting colder and colder and thoughts are drifting away from warm summer days to freezing snow days. You’re stuck between sommer and winter fun times and all you can see is rain, rain and more rain. Snowboard season may not have started yet- but why not get into the vibes for it already by visiting some of the upcoming snowboard festivals, which will definitely help overcome the dull autumn days.

Some friends and I went to a snowboard festival in California called The Hot Dawgs and Hand Rail last month and it was absolutely brilliant.  About 6,000 people came to see some of North America´s best snowboarders performing incredible tricks.

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Get ready for the season now!!!!

Here some dates and information about upcoming snowboard events:

Horsefehathers Pleasure Jam (Dachstein, France)
Pro-Snowboard Contest, party and a lot of good vibe with a public mini-park, where everyone can practice his/her own skills
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Chicas Boardshop Nikita Pleasure Party (Munich, Germany – Ampere Club)
Hot dancing Fashion-Show, DJs: DJ Freez, DJ Impro-Wise and DJ Harry Täschner (Panda Partys), Highlight: win a Nikita Snowboard outfit and a brandnew Nikita Board. Put your dance shoes and your party outfit on! This will be a legendary night!!!
Address: Ampere Club (Muffatwerk), Zellstraße 4, München; doors open from 23p.m.
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Ski & Boarderweek 2010 in Val Thorens (France)
One week with snow, contests, winter sports, great parties, live acts and DJ´s. Val Thorens is located in 2300m height and will probably have snow waiting for you already.
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The Big Snow festivals in Arinsal (Andorra, between Spain & France)
What to expect? A week full of music, parties, snow fun and action.
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Roxy Chicken Jam 2011 Mammoth Mountain (California, USA)
A festival mainly for the female generation.  Some of the best female boarders will come together here to show their skills on a 22ft (about 7m) halfpipe and a supersized slopestyle course. Many contests, prices and a free outdoor concert will wait for you and make this event spectaculous.
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Snowzone Festival in Les Deux Alpes (France)
An electronic house music festival in the French Alpes. This year DJ Phil Fuldner, Wollion, Plastik Funk, DJ Larse, Sven Kaufmann and Discordia will heat up the music scene. And when you are not partying you can enjoy the great ski area, which is up to 3421m.
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Snowbombing in Mayrhofen (Austria)
The Snowbombing festival is mainly about party, party, party and lots of live performance, but you can also enjoy the snow slope and get the best out of this season.
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And not to forget- the snowboard openings : Burton European openings are always lots of fun: they are hold in Laax (08-15.01.2011); Burton Canadian Openings are from 01-06.02.2011 in Calgary (Canada Olympic Park) and last but not least the US openings in March 2011 (07-13.03.2011, Stratton Mountain Resort).

[… to be continued: next time I´ll give you some advise where you should to spend your snowboard / ski holiday this year]