FILMING HAS WRAPPED AT THREDBO ON PRISTINE SPRING SNOW,
NOW THE PUBLIC DECIDE THE WINNERS!
Australia’s most watched skiing and snowboarding event, the Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under now hands over judging duties to the public to decide the winners of the $10,000 purse. Following a week of filming some of the world’s best snow-sports athletes on the biggest step-over jump built in the Southern Hemisphere this season, the footage of the jaw dropping big-air tricks are online at www.onehitwonderevent.com where one lucky voter will also win big for themselves.
Despite worrying wind gusts which put a hold to competition for two days midweek, an unprecedented decision was made by the athletes to make the 90 foot step-over jump even bigger. Specialist “Park Bully” snow cats were brought back up the mountain along with renowned jump builder and professional snowboarder Charles Beckinsale to reshape surrounding excess snow into a bigger take-off ramp that would see some skiers and boarders travelling up to 130 foot.
On the final day of filming Thredbo played host to some of the most impressive ‘one-hits’ the Southern Hemisphere has witnessed, as well as numerous personal best performances. Undoubtedly the favourite is Billabong team rider, Robbie Walker, who arrived 3 days late, threw down a solid front 1080, and left. Although consistent big-hitters Andy Lloyd and Ryan Tiene also garnered respect from onlookers. Clint Allan and Andrew Roth both had to exit the mountain early. Their respective double corks and double flips had jaws on the floor but unfortunately was also their eventual undoing.
Now that the filming component of the event has concluded, footage captured from each rider’s best ‘one-hit’ trick can be viewed online at www.onehitwonderevent.com/vote-win/ . The general public has until the 10th October to check out each big-air trick, vote for their favorite and decide who will be crowned the 2010 Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under ski and snowboard champions.
By voting, consumers go into the draw to win the ‘Ultimate Winter Package’, including an all-expenses-paid holiday to Niseko Japan for two valued at $6,200, thanks to DEEP POWDER TOURS Ski Holidays, a Salomon ski and snowboard equipment package, valued at $3,800 as well an all-expenses-paid weekend for two to Thredbo, staying at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel in 2011.