Carving Sessions

Big Time Sessions
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Carving Sessions are organized carving events in various parts of the world in which up to 100+ carvers invade a mountain. Sessions attract a wide diversity of carvers, from all over the world, with different carving styles, different skill levels, and with both new and vintage gear - It's like the Star Wars bar scene. The skill levels span the whole range, so carving sessions are also great for beginners.

Big Time Carving Sessions

Big Time Carving Sessions

Flegmatic-Carving sessions in Finland/Norway, from Ojankaivajat. They produce a DVD with all the events.

The Oppdal CarvingCamp will be held at Oppdal in Norway March 5-10, 2007. Oppdal features four ski resorts: Vangslia, Ådalen, Stölen and Hovden, and has great un-crowded carving runs. They will also have a European Tinkler Session at Oppdal CarvingCamp. See photos from 03, 04, and 05

The EasterCamp will be held at Ylläsi, April 2-8, 2007: A great late-season camp.


Alpinepunk will host the Hardbooters Unite 2007 Swedish Session at Sälen, in Sweden, March 22-25, 2007. They will have a bunch of F2 demo gear.

Switzerland The 3-day 4rd annual ExtremeCarving Session will be held at Zinal, Switzerland February 3-5, 2007. If the weather is bad, they move to Grimentz. They should have a bunch of their new SWOARD 2D models for demo. See 2006 photos1 photos2 photos3 photos4 as well as an ECS blog
Northwest The Oregon Expression Session will be held at Mt. Bachelor March 8-11, 2007.
PureBoarding sessions in Europe. See CoolTV for online coverage of previous sessions. They hold sessions in Aspen, St. Moritz, Davos, Kaunertal, Wolkenstein. They usually get a closed slope for their Davos session.
Colorado The 7-day Summit Expression Session (SES) will be held in Aspen Resorts February 10-16, 2007. Get a lesson from Marco while you're out there.
Utah will host the 4th annual WTC (Wasatch Trenchin' Convention) January 25-28, 2007.
MAC Tracks '07 The MAC Tracks '07 session will be held February 9, 2007 at Ski Roundtop in Lewisberry, PA
Idaho Split-tail sessions are sometimes held at Sun Valley. See CarveDog on Bomber for details.
Austria Frozen-Backside organizes session at Silvretta Nova and Ischgl resorts in Austria. hosted a carve-fest January 27-29, 2006 at the Reschenpaß
Sierras The SNES (Sierra Nevada Expression Session) was held April 7-9, 2006, at Mammoth and June Mountain.
Canada The SOS (Southern Ontario Session) was held February 6, 2005 at Osler. See the movie and photos. Sponsors included YYZCanuck.
Italy The European Alpine Boarders Meeting was held in Val Senales June 16-18, 2006
Siberia The Siberia hardbooters session was held at Mt Gladenkaia, March 26-April 2.
East Coast The 7-day East Coast Expression Session (ECES) was held at Sugarloaf March 6-12, 2006. Photos1 and Photos2 from 2006, photos1, photos2 from 2004.

Regular gatherings


Sessions are modeled after the original surfing Expression Sessions, and are intended to be non-competitive, with no racing, winners, or losers. Carving skill seems to transfer by osmosis, so you will generally finish the session with a vastly improved heel side. You also get the VIP treatment with a bunch of perks:


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