Tuesday, 22 January 2002
BIG AIR, BIG BEATS, BIG PEAKS CHAM JAM 2002 IS HERE…
Chamjam, the essential winter event takes place 4-8 March 2002.
Snowboarding, skiing and music seamlessly melted together into five days of mountain party in the alpine mecca of Chamonix, France. Now in its sixth year, the Chamjam has effortlessly grown into one of the most respected and innovative competitions in Europe, showcasing some of the finest talent in snow sports, set to a soundtrack of the fattest music around. Washouse films will be covering the event for broadcast on ITV 1.
Chamonix is not only a place of absurd beauty, but the winter playground for the most extreme freeskiers and snowboarders around. Each year in the first week of March these residents are joined by other lovers of all things snow and people wanting to party. This year’s musical highlights include Zero 7 (DJ set), Mani (Stone Roses), Rob Da Bank, Errol (Trash), Big Chill (Tom Middleton, Pete Lawrence and Lol Hammond), Sancho Panza djs, Finger Lickin djs and Anthony Teasdale.
Chamjam was born 11 years ago, out of an inter resort mogul competition between ski bums from Chamonix and Val D’Isere, known as the Boss des Bosses. This race is still a central feature of the much larger event and is now supported by Extreme Sports Channel and natives.co.uk. Uniquely both pros and amateurs will star along side each other in the competition which features a world standard course for both Boarder X and Skier X, a carefully crafted Half Pipe and a monster Big Air. With jaw dropping technical and freestyle manoeuvres - it is designed to bring out the best in current snowboarding and skiing and this year it is guaranteed to do this with a total prize purse of US $10 000 provided by Davidoff Cool Water. The grand final of the Big Air on Friday 8th is the highlight of the week with 4000 people on the mountain, watching riders fly off jumps whilst listening to pumping tunes.
Each evening will see dedicated live music and club nights in three quality venues around the town - which is almost as famous for it’s off snow escapades as it is for its on snow. The atmosphere is sure to be as charged as ever, but in spite of the ever increasing media attention the essence of the event remains the same with its core values intact.
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