Mt Buller an­nounces brand new on snow ‘slopestyle’ event

Mt Buller News - - ON AND OFF THE SNOW -

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 mt­

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.

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