Snowboarding World Champs announced

25th May 2010, by Chris Gill

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TTR Pro Snowboarding has announced plans for a Snowboarding World Championships, to take place every four years.

The new event will start from the 2011/12 winter season and will feature men and women’s disciplines in half-pipe and slope-style. It has been designed to create an environment for the best freestyle riders to compete for world snowboard champion titles. Being held every four years also means it offers athletes the chance to compete in world-class events either side of the Olympics.

President of the TTR World Tour, Reto Lamm commented: ‘The creation of the Snowboarding World Championships is a great step forward for the TTR and the world of snowboarding as a whole. 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.’

Norway is the first host

The first Snowboarding World Championships will take place at Tryvann Vinterpark, the small ski area just a 20-minute train ride out of the capital, Oslo. Norway is used to holding top-level snowboarding events; the Swatch TTR world Snowboard Tour Oakley Arctic Challenge event took place there in March 2010. And Tryvann is convenient with a good terrain park, half-pipe and boardercross. The slopes are open into the evenings to allow locals to pop up for a ski or board after work in the city too.

As with other major ski and snowboard events, the Snowboard World Championships will move location – with resorts applying to be hosts. Further details for the 2011/12 event will be released later in the year.

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