Kim Christansen, one of Norway’s most mature and highly rated Professional Freestyle Snowboarders took charge of his own event, “The Scandinavian Open Slopestyle Championship”, winning against a fierce level of competition and securing himself one “Ticket to Ride” in a 4 man team that will be going to the TTR Pro Series Event “The Battle” to be held in Falun, Sweden on the 17th-19thMarch. The remaining 3 “Tickets” will be won via

The two day event (7th- 8th January), presented by Drammen Skisenter, Tine, DC Shoes, RipCurl and Bataleon Snowboards, started in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway with a qualifying event on the Friday in which 70 riders competed for a spot in Saturdays 20-man Super final. The Slopestyle design, consisting of huge kickers and rail combinations, all of which were impeccably designed, drew names such as Tapio Kuusakoski and Marius Otterstad to the starting list and pushed the level of riding to a level now commonly seen at TTR QE and TTR Pro Series events.

Sunday’s Superfinal and the 5,000 Euro purse, pushed performances and head to head battles with Kim Christiansen, Eero Ettela and Per Là¸ken competing for the final rankings with Christiansen securing both the title “Scandinavian Champion-Slopestyle 2005″, 5000 Euro in price money and the “Ticket to Ride”.

The final results:
1. Kim Christiansen: (NOR) Bataleon
2. Eero Ettela: (FIN) Nitro/ Oakley
3. Per Là¸ken: (NOR) Rip Curl
4. Martin Sandberg: (SWE)Whiteout
5. Henning Marthinsen: (NOR) Sims
6. Kim Andre Eliassen: (NOR) Bataleon
7. Mads Holm:(NOR) Volcom
8. Christian Halland: (NOR) Bataleon / Whiteout
9. Roger Hjelmstadstuen: (NOR) Helly Hansen/Head
10. Frode Skarbà¸e: (NOR) Forum

For more event information go to: WWW.BIGAIROPEN.COM

“Livigno Team Showdown” due to have taken place from the11th to 14th January at one of Italy’s leading Snowboard park resorts Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, is postponed until further notice. Unfavourable snow conditions, warm temperatures and continuing sunny weather has forced event organizers (Livigno, Mottolino S.p.a ) to put a hold on their TTR QE until a new slot is found in the TTR calendar or snow conditions change dramatically.

The “Livigno Team Showdown” was to host five International teams consisting of four riders each. The teams were to compete in the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno over six different modules, during the given period. The winning team receiving a “Ticket to Ride” to “The Battle” in Falun Sweden.

For info go to: www.thebattle.info

For further information on the “Livigno Team Showdown”: http://teamshow.snowbox.it
or contact:
Andrea Giordan
Mob: +39 339 8439037
E-mail: a.giordan@etabeta.it

For other TTR or TTR QE event dates go to: www.ttrprosnowboarding.com