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The ShaperSummit is the world’s premiere powderboard test and snowboard design gathering held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, presented by AVALON7.

Once a year we invite some of the most dedicated and solid riders on the planet to test powder and freeride boards.  For 3 days we ride the heck out of as many boards as we can and give the feedback directly to each brand in an effort to collectively progress snowboard design.

The actual test is INVITE ONLY,  but there are plenty of additional parties and events like the SHREDTalks going on during the week open to the public.

We test over 150 snowboards, generate over 300 reviews, celebrate the culture of snowboarding through the SHREDTalks, and pretty much shred our faces off at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  Organized by pro-rider Rob Kingwill.

The 10th annual event 2023 went off with 16 brands represented: Burton, Chimera,  Franco, Grassroots, Gnu, Igneous, Lib Tech, Moonchild, Neversummer, Pallas, Rossignol, Slideshow, Stormshow, Telos, Winterstick and WNDR.

Click here to see the 2023 JH ShaperSummit Featured Board videos!

“I started the ShaperSummit 10 years ago with a dream to create an event where the industry’s shapers and designers could come together with some ripping Jackson Hole locals to ride and test each-others boards, talk about how to improve and innovate them, and inspire each other without the usual sales-centric vibe of a tradeshow.

New shapers and smaller brands could go toe to toe with the big guys, friendships would be formed on chairlifts, and the culture of snowboarding would be celebrated and enhanced.

The thing I am most proud of is seeing the true friendships built between people from different brands throughout the snowboarding industry that started at the ShaperSummit.

I love seeing everyone united around their love for snowboarding!” – Rob Kingwill, Chief Cat Wrangler


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