Nanshan Open 2009

7-14 January 09, Nanshan, China

The Mellow Park crew is famous for delivering perfect Slopestyle courses, which will ensure some awesome performances from the top snowboarders in attendance at this event. With 500 ranking points and $25 000 USD available, this competition is sure to be one that puts China on the map

TTR 2008 Swatch logo

The 4Star 7th Red Bull Nanshan Open in Beijing China will once again bring Swatch TTR snowboarding action to the Chinese masses on January 7th – 14th 2009. The Mellow Park crew is famous for delivering perfect Slopestyle courses, which will ensure some awesome performances from the top snowboarders in attendance at this event. With 500 ranking points and $25 000 USD available, this competition is sure to be one that puts China on the map.

Last year, we saw some of the best international snowboarders make the trip East and this year will be no different. Last season’s Nanshan third place finisher, Atsushi Ishikawa (JPN) will be back in town, looking for another podium finish to put him into the Swatch TTR Top 60. Well known Norwegian shredder, Fredrik Austbo will also be in attendance and a top 10 finish could jump him up over 100 positions, back into the Swatch TTR Top 90.

Kalle Ohlson
Kalle Ohlson
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The other rider to watch out for is Swiss hotshot Markus Keller who will be looking for a
top 10 finish to land himself in the TTR Top 60, keeping his Swatch TTR Title hopes alive. Peter Koenig (AUT) is one rider who will need to dig deep and score a top 3 result in order to jump over 70 places into the TTR Top 70.

As always, the Chinese snowboarders will be a force to look out for when riding on their home soil. China‘s most well known rider, Wang Lei, is the hometown hero who could potentially knock off some of the well established TTR names. He will be joined by his fellow Chinese countrymen Wang Zhixun, Lijie and Zhangwei. All Snowboarders who shine in the rapidly developing Chinese scene
 

Nanshan, China