After a summer of intense training including stints in Scotland and time on the glaciers in Europe and the slopes down under, a number of Britain’s Park and Pipe squad are back in competition action, heading to Australia and New Zealand for the World Snowboard Tour Southern Hemisphere events and the NZ Freeski Open.
For the snowboarders, competing for Great Britain are Olympic Bronze Medalist Jenny Jones, Sochi stars Billy Morgan and Aimee Fuller and 16 year old Katie Ormerod, who recently became the first female to land a double cork 1080.
Kicking off with the 4 Star Slopestyle Mile High, running from 25th – 27th August, the snowboarders will take on the world’s best riders as they battle it out for the $15,000 prize money in Perisher Blue, Australia - www.themilehigh.com.au orwww.australianslopestyletour.com
Then from 1st – 3rd September all four riders will continue on the Australian Slopestyle Tour which moves on to Falls Creek, Australia where they will be competing in the Style Wars - www.australianslopestyletour.com
Billy, Jenny and Katie will then head over to New Zealand to compete in the Snowboard Slopestyle event on 19th September at the 5 Star Level Burton High Fives in Cardrona, New Zealand. The event webcast will provide full streaming from the event -www.burton.com/HighFives.
British Ski Slopestyle star James Woods will also be in action, competing in the NZ Freeski Open in Cardrona where he has spent much of the summer training. The competition runs from 28th-31st August – www.nzfreeskiopen.com
Following on from the huge success of last winter season, these are the key events of the Southern Hemisphere season where all the athletes will be keen to make their mark.
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