The World Snowboarding Championships is born
Mon 24 May 10
TTR Pro Snowboarding today announces the creation of the World Snowboarding Championships. A new world-class snowboarding event, the World Snowboarding Championships will be held every four years and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle disciplines
TTR Pro Snowboarding today announces the creation of the World Snowboarding Championships. A new world-class snowboarding event, the World Snowboarding Championships will be held every four years and will feature men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle disciplines. The first event is planned for the 2011/2012 season and will create an environment for the best freestyle riders to compete for world snowboard champion titles in both halfpipe and slopestyle formats.
“The creation of the Snowboarding World Championships is a great step forward for the TTR and the world of snowboarding as a whole,” says Reto Lamm, President of the TTR World Tour. “We look forward to putting on a world-class event to push the progression of the sport and provide a global platform to showcase the best riders in the world.”
The concept for the World Snowboarding Championships was developed by a group of international representatives of the sport at the 2009 TTR General Assembly in Austria and is a joint project of the TTR World Tour and the World Snowboard Federation (WSF). With a unanimous vote at the General Assembly 2010, the application for the Norwegian capital, Oslo, has been accepted to hold the inaugural event in 2012. The proposal was put forward by a consortium of the Norwegian Snowboard Federation, the Arctic Challenge organizers and the hosting resort Tryvann.
The municipality of Oslo will back the project with $4.3-million USD for the event and another $1.3-million USD for preparations. The final decision whether the event will take place is pending approval by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment for the expansion plans of the event arena at Tryvann Vinterpark.
After the 2011/2012 event, the World Snowboarding Championships will continually change locations every four years and will take applications from cities around the world to host future events. Other details surrounding the event, such as qualifications, prize money and event schedules will be determined over the next six months and will be released as they are finalized.
Thu 03 June 10, Riksgransen, Sweden
35cm fresh powder and first turns In New Zealand. Up to 40cm/16 inches new snow on glacier ski areas in the Alps. Three more European glacier ski areas open for summer 2010 snow sports. Scotland's Cairngorm Plans To Stay Open At Weekends Through June. Three US ski areas re-opened for Memorial Day weekend.
Mon 07 June 10, Mammoth Mountain, USA
A-basin is the last of the Colorado resorts to close for the season after opening way back in October. Mammoth in California still has 29 runs open and is scheduled to stay open until July 5th
Mon 07 June 10, Vail, USA
Vail resorts are spending a whopping $75million on improvements across their 5 resorts. In Vail the High Noon Lift (Chair 5) will be replaced with a new high-speed quad lift as well as other changes
Tue 08 June 10, Treble Cone, New Zealand
Scheduled to open on the 24th June, Treble Cone today recieved a timely 25cm dump as new season preparations continue
Wed 09 June 10, Hintertux, Austria
Up to 1.3m base in New Zealand. Three ski areas still open in the US. Last weekend of the ski season in Finland coming up. French and Canadian glaciers re-opening next week. Australian ski season starts Saturday. Scotland still offering skiing indoors and out.