WORLD SNOWBOARD TOUR IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Fri 04 July 14
After a short break in the 2014-2015 season, the World Snowboard Tour will be back in August presenting the Southern Hemisphere events.
WORLD SNOWBOARD TOUR IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE © worldsnowboardtour.com
Kicking off with the 4 Star Slopestyle Mile High by Carlton Dry August 25th-27th best snowboard action is guaranteed as riders from all over the world are eager to battle over the $15.000,- prize purse in Perisher park. Australia has just seen the best start to a winter in over 10 years with 180 cms of snow falling last week, and more big snowfalls coming.
World Snowboard Tour Burton High Fives
“The Mile high is like the perfect session, gift wrapped in a contest setting just the way the riders like it. The riders shred until they feel like the can really throw down and get a scored run on demand; that promotes both progression and style. A truly unique event and one of the best in the industry.” Torstein Horgmo
The week after, from September 1st-3rd the Tour moves on to another great spot in Australia for the second event of the Australian Slopestyle tour; 4 Star Stylewars in Falls Creek, Victoria. Another $15.000,- to battle for. In addition the Mile High winners have a unique chance to start their season with a cash bonus, as main sponsor Carlton Dry introduces the ‘Double Down’. This is a cash bonus prize for any rider who wins both Australian Slopestyle Tour events – The additional cash prize pool is $50,000 and is divided equally between the men’s and woman’s divisions, meaning a potential of $25,000 bonus in both men’s and women’s divisions. Big name acts and parties will support both events to make a visit an unforgettable experience for riders as well as guests.
World Snowboard Tour Style Wars
On the 5 Star level the tour will continue with the 3rd edition of the Burton High Fives in Cardrona, New Zealand from September 14-20, with Slopestyle and Halfpipe competition for men and women taking place on the last 2 days. The webcast will show the entire competition and will be accessible via www.burton.com/HighFives which is also the portal for the latest details on the event. An $80.000 prize purse will be up for battle. #BurtonHighFives
As announced last Month at the TTR
General Assembly in Barcelona, the World Snowboard Tour is currently in the process of updating its structure. The aim is to implement the new 4-tiered system October 1st
2014. All events on the 14-15 Calendar held prior to that date, will still be ran under the current tour structure, with the Star level intact. These events will be converted into the new structure upon implementation. For more information on the World Snowboard Tour and it’s upcoming events check www.worldsnowboardtour.com
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