April 14 at Alpine Meadows is where top ranked professionals will compete in the freestyle ski and snowboard contest called “Trains”. The Trains Contest is presented by High Fives Foundation, a Tahoe-based non-profit that raises money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury in the winter action sports community.
The contest is scheduled from 11am to 4pm, and is free to watch. This is an individual and a team competition. Individuals go in the morning and several riders/skiers will be on the course at the same time in the afternoon. Music will be provided by Silver Boombox Thief.Professional rider, Danny Toumarkine will be competing at Trains for his first competition since his accident. Last year Danny suffered a traumatic brain injury while snowboarding. Friends, family, and High Fives helped him in his long recovery.
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