Blauvelt’s Banks


More than 100 professionals and amateurs in the snowboard community gathered to compete in Jake Blauvelt’s inaugural banked slalom race at his home mountain resort, Bolton Valley, on February 1, 2020. Jake hails from Waterbury, VT and grew up participating in Bolton Valley’s afterschool program. He continues to thrive in his snowboarding career and wanted to give back to the community and sport that gave him so much. Blauvelt’s Banks was built in support of the Northeast snowboard community and used as a fundraiser for Protect Our Winters, in which $6,000 was raised and donated.

“Throwing Star Collective was absolutely crucial in the inaugural launch of Blauvelt’s Banks. They were with me every step of the way and their attention to detail made the event day a total breeze. I realized it takes a team to throw a proper event and to keep track of the countless details that can easily slip through the cracks. Blauvelt’s Banks was beyond anything I could’ve hoped for or expected from a first year event and I have Throwing Star to thank for that. Thank you for helping to bring my ideas from paper to fruition— there is no way I could have done it without you!” – Jake Blauvelt




Photo Credit: Peter Cirilli