Roxy Chicken Jam cancelled due to high winds
Mon 15 December 08
Winds gusting up to 140 km/hour and flat light combined caused the Swatch TTR 6Star Roxy Chicken Jam to be called off. Event organizers cancelled the competition after assessing the difficult weather conditions
Winds gusting up to 140 km/hour and flat light combined caused the Swatch TTR 6Star Roxy Chicken Jam to be called off. Event organizers cancelled the competition after assessing the difficult weather conditions. “The weather didn’t let us ride the contest, but next year I’ll be back for sure because I think it is a great event for girls,” said Claudia Fliri.
The organizers were sad to announce the decision to the awaiting snowboarders and media, however, the riders’ safety was the main concern. “There is so much wind up there so we had to cancel the Roxy Chicken Jam here in Kaprun this year. I’m happy as it’s safer for everyone. Next year it is going to happen again for sure!” said Tina Birbaum, founder of the event.
Girls had arrived from all over the world for this top level competition where Top 5 ranking changes had been expected. Props go out to Thea Stenshagen (NOR), Charlotte Van Gills (NED) and Aimee Fuller (GBR), who all qualified with stylish runs and were ready to step it up in the final against the pros in attendance including Torah Bright (AUS), Kjersti Buaas (NOR), Cheryl Maas (NED) and Kimmy Fasani (USA). Both Maas and Fasani had the chance to move into World Nr. 2 with 1000 TTR ranking points up for grabs in one of snowboarding’s highest rated women only events.
The women’s TTR circus now hibernates until January, but be ready for the battle royale, the 6Star Burton European Open taking place January 9th 2009. It is here that the female riders will reconvene and continue to fight it out for the TTR World Tour trophy and their slice of the $200 000 USD end-of-season prize purse.
Mon 15 December 08
With the previous day’s Quarterpipe session locked away, thousands of stoked out Japanese snowboard fans packed the Tokyo Dome for the legendary Big Air competition of the phenomenal 6Star Swatch TTR Nissan X-Trail Jam. In an outstanding final Norwegian rider Torstein Horgmo managed to pull out the best tricks of the night to win the second of two formats
Mon 15 December 08, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
Whistler and Blackcomb mountains were officially united today with the grand opening of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Skiing, riding and sightseeing on the mountains has forever changed at Whistler Blackcomb and guests came from far and wide to be part of the momentous occasion
Wed 17 December 08, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
53 people were trapped as one of the towers collapses causing the line drop, and gondola stations in the lower section to become trapped. Only minor injuries have been reported and all people have now been successfully been evacuated
Thu 18 December 08, Laax, Switzerland
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White will be joined by an armada of former BEO winners including Keir Dillon, Nicolas Müller, David Benedek. For the ladies Kelly Clark is joined by Jamie Anderson and the only invited Brit Jenny Jones
Thu 18 December 08, Arosa, Switzerland
Tomorrow (19th December) sees the beginning of the European leg of the Snowboardcross World Cup in Switzerland and riding in it will be Britain’s best hope for a medal in snowsports at the Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver 2010.