14/03/2012 | by Keltron
The White Battle Freestyle comp has taken over from Xbox Big Day Out, which took over from Gumby’s Big Day Out.
Gumby’s Big Day Out was running for about a deco and a half and was the brain child of Anthony ‘Gumby’ Gumbley. It started out as a BBQ and piss up while some other threw themselves off of a kicker but the year after that, they started to get some sponsors on board. Year 2 saw a big air and boardercross (with the first snowboarders vs skiers challenge). So where do you go from there?
Well, with Xbox taking over the title from Gumby, they moved the jump 60m so that they could build a much bigger kicker and with this, the comp just kept growing.
2012 comes around and the comp is continuing to be bigger and better than ever. The format this year will be for teams of three, compromised of a skier, snowboarder and newcomer, to take on the kickers and obstacles to advance to the next round. Obviously this continues until we crown a winner. The prizes haven’t been announced just yet but you can be assured that it’ll be well worth the entry!
Not one to shy away from a competition like this, we thought about how you might enjoy yourself in Val d’Isere and we’ve come up with a solution. We’ve sweet talked the guys at Catered-Ski-Chalets.co.uk to sort you out with a 1 week package holiday in March starting from £799. That way you can be hitting the slopes towards the end of the season and watch one of the biggest and best European snow comps out there!