The Mile High by Carlton Dry today hosted the highest level of slopestyle snowboarding, at any event ever before on the World Snowboard Tour. Perfect conditions and the strongest international field of competition snowboarders ever in our country today helped create history for Australian ski resorts. Only once before in slopestyle competition history has a triple cork (3 inverted rotations flips and a minimum of 4 full rotations) spins been landed in a slopestyle run which happened at the US X Games and today saw not only one, but numerous in what the competitors described as the best slopestyle standard to date.
Gjermund Braaten (NOR) took the slopestyle title today with an amazing display of technical riding and perfect air awareness, landing high rotation tricks on huge jumps and always looking perfectly in control. Very close on his heels was Billy Morgan (GBR) who now has the claim of landing the first triple cork in Australia and also joins the handful of competitors to have landed the trick in a World Tour Slopestyle event.
Australian snowboarder Scotty James, who was the youngest Olympian to represent any country in over 50 years at the winter Olympics halfpipe in Canada at 14 today became one of only a handful of competitors to land a triple cork in a slopestyle run. To date this achievement of high-level dual discipline results has only been matched by Shaun White (US), which is a great result for Scotty looking forward towards the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia. Scotty will be one to watch in both slopestyle and halfpipe.
In the Womans snowboarding slopestyle, Silje Norendal (NOR) won by quite a margin showing that she has the skills to potentially be the first gold medalist in womens slopestyle at the upcoming Olympics. Her run stood out from the pack due to a frontside 7 cork on the last large 60ft + jump.
The Mile High by Carlton Dry was a huge success and will inevitably bring an even stronger field of competitors to Australia in 2014. Perisher has proven its world-class ability for freestyle park construction which will secure Australia as an important stop on the world tour into the future.

Gjermund Braaten was the victor.