NEW SWATCH TTR 3STAR EVENT:THE MOUNTAIN DEW HUT JAM
Mt. Buller, Australia – June 25th, 2010: Fifteen teams of Australia’s best freestyle snowboarders will compete for a share of $19,000 in the second annual Mountain Dew Hut Jam on Mt Buller’s Bourke Street on Saturday 31 July 2010.
This local freestyle snowboard contest features a massive 2.5 metre high house-proportioned Mountain Dew hut as its centrepiece and established itself in 2009 as a totally unique event, not only due to the hut but as a team event, with each team selecting its best two jibbers to ride together. In 2010, the event has two new elements – the Gatorade Rookie Award and a 3Star Swatch TTR ranking.
“The Dew Hut Jam is a new concept for an event in Australia, with solid prize money and the team element where riders have to work together and stomp their tricks to win,”, says Mountain Dew snow event curator Russell Holt.
The winning duo from 2009, Team Quiksilver’s Nathan Perry and Tim Laidlaw, took out the battle in style, landing big tricks including a 540 over the hut. It was 15 year old Laidlaw’s win that inspired the creation of the new 2010 Gatorade Rookie award.
“I’m really stoked on the new Gatorade award this year. Some lucky young Aussie Shredder is going to get hooked up – big time. This support is invaluable to young Aussies who have to travel so far during summer to keep riding and pushing towards the next level,” says Holt. The Dew Hut Jam takes place under lights on Mt Buller’s Bourke Street from 6pm AEST on Saturday 31 July 2010.
For more information on both events head to www.ttrworldtour.com. And don’t miss out on the first 5Star event of the season this weekend, the Billabong Ante UP in Whistler, Canada where some of the world’s best will compete for the first big stack of ranking points to get a head start to the season. Subscribe to the Swatch TTR Newsletter on www.ttrworldtour.com.