TTR down-under this season

Fri 05 June 09

Thedbo Freeride Series, Burton New Zealand Open, Oakley Stylewars, Boost Mobile Sno Sho and yet more competitions to be announced in what could be an epic season in Australia and New Zealand

TTR down-under this season

TTR down-under this season ©

The new season will be kicked off by the Thedbo Freeride Series, a series of amateur events starting in June and going into August. New for the 09/10 season, Burton has decided to combine to the Burton Australian and NZ Open events into one premier “Southern Hemisphere” spectacular. The Burton New Zealand Open from 11th – 15th August 2009 will offer two chances to gain 5Star ranking points and surely attract many international riders to go head to head with the trans Tasman rivals. 

Again on the Swatch TTR Tour Calendar from 24th – 28th August 2009 is one of Downunder’s most spectacular event, the 4Star Stylewars presented by Oakley, in Falls Creek/ Australia. Stylewars has since its inauguration been a mix of spectacular snowboard action and lifestyle with live concerts, film premieres and a rail session and is always attracting some of the biggest riders on the TTR Tour such as Chas Guldemond (USA), Torstein Horgmo (NOR) or Charles Reid (CAN).

Australian Open Slopestyle 2007 runner up Jenny Jones
Australian Open Slopestyle 2007 runner up Jenny Jones
Photo: Jess Mooney

One of the last events of the SH winter will be the Boost Mobile Sno Sho, an innovative tournament with two parts. Starting off with the crowd favourite, ‘longest rail’ slide and progressing to the Swatch TTR part of the event, the Big Air and Jam Rail competition.

Apart from the above mentioned, the TTR still awaits the confirmation of more events in the Southern Hemisphere. But on thing is for sure - more than ever, the Southern Hemisphere winter will play a defining role in the 2009/2010 Swatch TTR World Tour Season. Progression will be pushed and riders will be out looking to grab early season points to bolster their Title hopes. Tune into to in July and August for the 2009/2010 kick off.

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Mon 29 June 09, Cardrona, New Zealand

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