Mt Buller announces brand new on snow ‘slopestyle’ event
MT BULLER has added a new event to the snow season calendar, with Mt Buller Slopestyle by Frank this Saturday, August 6.
Slopestyle is an exciting freestyle skiing and snowboarding discipline that requires competitors to combine downhill speed with technical skills on a range of rails, jumps and other terrain park features.
Rated the most exciting Winter Olympic sport at Sochi in 2014, Slopestyle has been added nationally to the Snow Sports Interschools lineup for 2016.
The addition of the Slopestyle event to the Mt Buller calendar supports skiers and boarders from juniors all the way to aspiring Olympic athletes, for future competition in this growing discipline.
Held over one action-packed day, the event will see skiers and snowboarders take on a challenging course in the Skyline Terrain Park.
Competitors undertake two course runs, with the best run counting towards final results.
Participants will be scored for amplitude, originality and quality of tricks.
The event is open to all ages and skill levels across multiple divisions, where podium winners can collect their share in a $2000 cash prize, as well as products from K2, Yuki Threads and Rip Curl.
Group manager of marketing, sales and events for Mt Buller Resort Management, Gillian Dobson, said the Slopestyle by Frank event will be a new and exciting event for both riders and spectators alike.
“We are really excited to be hosting a brand new event this winter, which will see some of Australia’s best freestyle skiers and snowboarders battle it out on a purpose built course,” Ms Dobson said.
This addition to the calendar places Mt Buller at the forefront of freestyle skiing and we look forward to a thrilling day of competition.
“There’s still time to register, so we’re encouraging all participants to get on board and be part of the action in what will be Victoria’s premier Slopestyle event.
“Plus, it’s a fantastic way to gain experience in the discipline ahead of the Interschool series.”
For further information on the event visit the Events section on mtbuller.com.au.
SLOPESTYLE: The new Slopestyle by Frank due to be launched this weekend has seen some keen snowboarders out there practising over the past few days in excellent weather conditions. Andrew Railton caught on camera these two boarders who reach heights and skills – making for what will be a fantastic slopestyle event. There are plenty of spectator spots available to watch this new event.