Once a freeskiing only competition, the expansion of The North Face’s virtual offerings in 2016-17 includes a new All Mountain Open Series (AMOS) open to snowboarders in Europe and North America.
The North Face is excited to expand its virtual offering for the 2016-17 winter season, with the new All Mountain Open Series Virtual Competition (AMOS). AMOS is open to freeride snowboarders and skiers throughout Europe and North America and operates under the new Peak2Park Virtual Competition umbrella via an online platform located at peak2park.com. AMOS will include Open and Junior (15 & under) divisions for men and women.
“The North Face is dedicated to the progression and development of the freeride cultures,” said The North Face Sports Marketing Director Katie Ramage. ”We seek to offer snowboarders an opportunity to showcase their raw talent. Athletes don’t need expensive camera equipment to get noticed; Peak2Park is solely about athletic ability and creativity; giving anyone with a local hill and a camera the opportunity to see how they stack up against the competition.”
“Europe offers some of the world’s best backcountry freeride playgrounds,” said The North Face EMEA VP Marketing & e-Commerce Jeremy de Maillard. “The expansion into Europe and the addition of freeriding makes Peak2Park a truly global competition. We look forward to seeing talented riders from around the world explore their favorite mountains while creating and sharing their dream runs with us; from the powder havens of Chamonix to the steepest lines in Alaska.”
Registered AMOS snowboarders and skiers in North America and Europe are invited to film 5-7 short clips utilizing features found at resorts or in the backcountry—outside of the terrain park—and edit them together to create one “dream run”, no longer than 180 seconds. The final edit serves as the athletes competition run. There will be a public voting window and a professional judging round to decide the AMOS Ski and Snowboard winners.
“Peak2Park provides a modern day platform for undiscovered riders to showcase their abilities directly from their home mountain,” said The North Face Snowboard Athlete Blake Paul. “This format is attainable to anyone and helps riders get noticed beyond an “on snow” event—it’s a fresh take on the big mountain/freeride competition circuit.”
The North Face Peak2Park Virtual Competition is offering a $10,000 cash purse equally split between men and women in the AMOS Open division. Product prizes for the Juniors division include The North Face kits, GoPros, Rossignol snowboards and bindings, and much more. After the completion of the competition, One AMOS Snowboard Grand Prize Winner will be chosen to head into the backcountry with The North Face professional snowboard athletes on an all expense paid filming trip. The Grand Prize includes travel, ground transportation, lift tickets (if applicable) and lodging. Other specialty prizes will include Viewer’s Choice and Best Trick.
Registration is set to open on Nov. 8, 2016. The video submission window for PPOS and AMOS opens on Jan. 5, 2017.
What’s New in 2017
AMOS: The All Mountain Open Series is a virtual freeride competition open to snowboarders in North America and Europe. With the mountain as your playground, you don’t need to lap the park to have fun. The options are endless. Straight-line a tight couloir, throw a huge method off a cat track, nose press a log jib at the secret stash or try that carve flip you watched break the internet last season. Splice those clips together to create one consecutive “dream run,” and your submission is ready. If you’re going big, pushing the envelope and being creative, we want to see it in AMOS.
Europe: The North Face’s virtual offering has expanded from North America to include Europe. This will bring competition to a whole new level, as competitors from Chamonix could be competing with riders from Alaska.
$10,000: $10k is up for grabs for the winners of the Open category. AMOS has equal prizing for both men and women.
Peak2Park.com: New and improved website and competition platform
With the addition of AMOS comes new prizes, shiny new Grand Prizes, new judges and a slew of bigger and better content.