The AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST will be celebrating a huge Jubilee this Winter:

For the tenth time, the world’s most renowned Snowboard competition will be held on 14th December 2002 in the Casino Arena in Seefeld/Tirol. This will be a chance for the organisers to reflect on familiar ground and at the same time offer spectacular new events such as the “AIR & STYLE FRIENDS AREA and a qualification round. 15,000 spectators are expected as followers and as usual, a first-class party program will accompany the Snowboard Contest.

The AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST has an unprecedented history. Nine AIR & STYLE Snowboard Events have taken place since 1994: Nine events, which brought great emotion, breath-taking jumps and continuous progress to the world of snowboarding. “The next level — is always achieved at this event. The list of winners reads like a ‘Who’s who? in snowboarding: Reto Lamm, Ingemar Backman, Terje Haakonsen, Fabien Rohrer, Jim Rippey and Stefan Gimpl all feature in the AIR & STYLE Hall of Fame.

For the Jubilee event, the AIR & STYLE organisers have had some inspirations and are heralding the start of a new era. The key issue is to bring the spectators nearer to what’s happening and move the sporting aspect closer to the centre of attention. This means that: there will be no more special guests or super VIP’s. The press, sponsors, friends, the industry, kids and groupies will meet in the “AIR & STYLE FRIENDS AREA, which is to be set up in addition to the usual rostrum areas. Heated tent, rostrum, food, drinks and the “Air & Style Experience (one of the anniversary surprises) will make the “Friends Area the epitome of scene venues. Tickets will be on sale for any “ordinary mortal — in line with the motto: “Snowboarding is a lifestyle — and is there for all!

There will also be some changes to the sporting area. A Legend’s Contest with the AIR & STYLE winners and other stars from previous years is a new event. The Straight Jump is being modernised with floaters, rails and other special features and will be completely revised. For the first time, riders will compete in two different categories: “Technical Jumps with no limit in the turns and “Style Jumps where the turn is limited to 540s — height and style are what count the most in these events.

And this time, even the Young Guns can take part the contest for the title of “10th NOKIA AIR & STYLE Anniversary Winner. For the first time there will be an open qualification. This involves three riders pitting their strength to become an elite of snowboarding and after qualifying successfully, compete against the 13 invited riders. There will also be a BEST TRICK CONTEST on rails and an AIR & STYLE YOUTH JAM SESSION, which will take place on the Friday.

The invited riders include, besides last year’s winner and three-times AIR & STYLE champion Stefan Gimpl (AUT) and last year’s finalist and twice-winner Ingemar Backman (SWE), the most celebrated names on today’s freestyle scene. Darius Heristchian (SUI) last year’s runner-up, Andrew Crawford (USA) is almost already on the AIR & STYLE list and Scandinavians such as Jakob Wilhelmson (SWE) or Roger Hjelmstadstuen (NOR) always produce a surprise. Also featuring will be local matador Gigi Ruef (AUT) and German’s David Benedek.

The AIR & STYLE premiers of Canada’s Marc-André (winner of the Soul City Vienna 2002 and the Lord of the Boards 2002) and the 16-year old American Shaun White. Shaun White is THE snowboarding newcomer in recent years and can already reflect on victories achieved at the Toyota Big Air 2002, the Sims World Champion Slopestyle 2002 or the Arctic Challenge 2001.

As in previous years, the Snowboard Contest will be accompanied by the AIR & STYLE FESTIVAL WEEKEND. From the 13th to 15th December 2002, parties, concerts and side events in the AIR & STYLE VILLAGE in Seefeld will provide a full weekend’s calendar for the snowboarding community. International DJs, presented by Austria’s fordable youth radio FM4, will ensure just the right sound in ten bars and clubs in this Tirolean community.

And the bands scheduled to play during the contest will keep the public warm. Samy Deluxe, Guano Apes, Bad Religion and Massive Attack are just a few of the artists that have featured at previous AIR & STYLE events. And top-quality artists can be expected on the stage again this year.

During the contest weekend, AIR & STYLE spectators will be offered reduced lift passes for the two first-class winter sport arenas in Seefeld, Gschwandtkopf and Rosshütte. They will also be able to prove their abilities in the AIR & STYLE FUN PARK. The AIR & STYLE EXHIBITION will be providing the necessary equipment. The snowboarding industry will provide the latest test material. And the AIR & STYLE TRAVEL AGENCY will take care of all arrival and accommodation arrangements.

And what’s more, the pictures will be even more spectacular than last year: This year, the photographers will have much better opportunities to get closer to the riders and kickers from all sides.

We should not be revealing every single plan for the 10th AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST. Like a genuine birthday party, there will also be some surprises. It’s fact: From the 13th to 15th December 2002, the snowboarding world will be looking back at Seefeld to congratulate and pay tribute to the biggest and most celebrated snowboarding event.

10TH AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST 2002
14TH DECEMBER 2002 CASINO ARENA SEEFELD/TIROL

Provision start list / Straight Jump

1. Stefan GimplF2AUT
2. Darius HeristchianNideckerSUI
3. Ingemar BackmanAllianSWE
4. Jakob WilhelmsonLibTechSWE
5. Gigi RuefBurtonAUT
6. Roger HjelmstadstuenAirwalkNOR
7. David BenedekSalomonGER
8. Andrew CrawfordRossignolUSA
9. Shaun WhiteBurtonUSA
10. Marc-Andre TarteHeadCAN
11. TBC
12. TBC
13.TBC
14. 1st Qualification
15. 2nd Qualification
16. 3rd Qualification

Confirmation of the program, entry list and bands will be made available in mid-October at www.air-style.com.

Ticketing:

Austria:öticket, www.oeticket.com; ‚¬ 21.50 (inc. advance booking and handling charges)VIP Ticket ‚¬ 73.00

Germany:cts Ticketservis, www.boxoffice.de; ‚¬ 19.00 (plus advance booking and handling charges

Italy:Athesia, www.athesia.it; ‚¬ 25.00

THE NEXT LEVEL – AIR & STYLE CELEBRATES TEN YEAR JUBILEE

The AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST will be celebrating a huge Jubilee this Winter:

For the tenth time, the world’s most renowned Snowboard competition will be held on 14th December 2002 in the Casino Arena in Seefeld/Tirol. This will be a chance for the organisers to reflect on familiar ground and at the same time offer spectacular new events such as the “AIR & STYLE FRIENDS AREA and a qualification round. 15,000 spectators are expected as followers and as usual, a first-class party program will accompany the Snowboard Contest.

The AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST has an unprecedented history. Nine AIR & STYLE Snowboard Events have taken place since 1994: Nine events, which brought great emotion, breath-taking jumps and continuous progress to the world of snowboarding. “The next level — is always achieved at this event. The list of winners reads like a ‘Who’s who? in snowboarding: Reto Lamm, Ingemar Backman, Terje Haakonsen, Fabien Rohrer, Jim Rippey and Stefan Gimpl all feature in the AIR & STYLE Hall of Fame.

For the Jubilee event, the AIR & STYLE organisers have had some inspirations and are heralding the start of a new era. The key issue is to bring the spectators nearer to what’s happening and move the sporting aspect closer to the centre of attention. This means that: there will be no more special guests or super VIP’s. The press, sponsors, friends, the industry, kids and groupies will meet in the “AIR & STYLE FRIENDS AREA, which is to be set up in addition to the usual rostrum areas. Heated tent, rostrum, food, drinks and the “Air & Style Experience (one of the anniversary surprises) will make the “Friends Area the epitome of scene venues. Tickets will be on sale for any “ordinary mortal — in line with the motto: “Snowboarding is a lifestyle — and is there for all!

There will also be some changes to the sporting area. A Legend’s Contest with the AIR & STYLE winners and other stars from previous years is a new event. The Straight Jump is being modernised with floaters, rails and other special features and will be completely revised. For the first time, riders will compete in two different categories: “Technical Jumps with no limit in the turns and “Style Jumps where the turn is limited to 540s — height and style are what count the most in these events.

And this time, even the Young Guns can take part the contest for the title of “10th NOKIA AIR & STYLE Anniversary Winner. For the first time there will be an open qualification. This involves three riders pitting their strength to become an elite of snowboarding and after qualifying successfully, compete against the 13 invited riders. There will also be a BEST TRICK CONTEST on rails and an AIR & STYLE YOUTH JAM SESSION, which will take place on the Friday.

The invited riders include, besides last year’s winner and three-times AIR & STYLE champion Stefan Gimpl (AUT) and last year’s finalist and twice-winner Ingemar Backman (SWE), the most celebrated names on today’s freestyle scene. Darius Heristchian (SUI) last year’s runner-up, Andrew Crawford (USA) is almost already on the AIR & STYLE list and Scandinavians such as Jakob Wilhelmson (SWE) or Roger Hjelmstadstuen (NOR) always produce a surprise. Also featuring will be local matador Gigi Ruef (AUT) and German’s David Benedek.

The AIR & STYLE premiers of Canada’s Marc-André (winner of the Soul City Vienna 2002 and the Lord of the Boards 2002) and the 16-year old American Shaun White. Shaun White is THE snowboarding newcomer in recent years and can already reflect on victories achieved at the Toyota Big Air 2002, the Sims World Champion Slopestyle 2002 or the Arctic Challenge 2001.

As in previous years, the Snowboard Contest will be accompanied by the AIR & STYLE FESTIVAL WEEKEND. From the 13th to 15th December 2002, parties, concerts and side events in the AIR & STYLE VILLAGE in Seefeld will provide a full weekend’s calendar for the snowboarding community. International DJs, presented by Austria’s formidable youth radio FM4, will ensure just the right sound in ten bars and clubs in this Tirolean community.

And the bands scheduled to play during the contest will keep the public warm. Samy Deluxe, Guano Apes, Bad Religion and Massive Attack are just a few of the artists that have featured at previous AIR & STYLE events. And top-quality artists can be expected on the stage again this year.

During the contest weekend, AIR & STYLE spectators will be offered reduced lift passes for the two first-class winter sport arenas in Seefeld, Gschwandtkopf and Rosshütte. They will also be able to prove their abilities in the AIR & STYLE FUN PARK. The AIR & STYLE EXHIBITION will be providing the necessary equipment. The snowboarding industry will provide the latest test material. And the AIR & STYLE TRAVEL AGENCY will take care of all arrival and accommodation arrangements.

And what’s more, the pictures will be even more spectacular than last year: This year, the photographers will have much better opportunities to get closer to the riders and kickers from all sides.

We should not be revealing every single plan for the 10th AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST. Like a genuine birthday party, there will also be some surprises. It’s fact: From the 13th to 15th December 2002, the snowboarding world will be looking back at Seefeld to congratulate and pay tribute to the biggest and most celebrated snowboarding event.

10TH AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST 2002
14TH DECEMBER 2002 CASINO ARENA SEEFELD/TIROL

Provision start listum, food, drinks and the “Air & Style Experience (one of the anniversary surprises) will make the “Friends Area the epitome of scene venues. Tickets will be on sale for any “ordinary mortal — in line with the motto: “Snowboarding is a lifestyle — and is there for all!

There will also be some changes to the sporting area. A Legend’s Contest with the AIR & STYLE winners and other stars from previous years is a new event. The Straight Jump is being modernised with floaters, rails and other special features and will be completely revised. For the first time, riders will compete in two different categories: “Technical Jumps with no limit in the turns and “Style Jumps where the turn is limited to 540s — height and style are what count the most in these events.

And this time, even the Young Guns can take part the contest for the title of “10th NOKIA AIR & STYLE Anniversary Winner. For the first time there will be an open qualification. This involves three riders pitting their strength to become an elite of snowboarding and after qualifying successfully, compete against the 13 invited riders. There will also be a BEST TRICK CONTEST on rails and an AIR & STYLE YOUTH JAM SESSION, which will take place on the Friday.

The invited riders include, besides last year’s winner and three-times AIR & STYLE champion Stefan Gimpl (AUT) and last year’s finalist and twice-winner Ingemar Backman (SWE), the most celebrated names on today’s freestyle scene. Darius Heristchian (SUI) last year’s runner-up, Andrew Crawford (USA) is almost already on the AIR & STYLE list and Scandinavians such as Jakob Wilhelmson (SWE) or Roger Hjelmstadstuen (NOR) always produce a surprise. Also featuring will be local matador Gigi Ruef (AUT) and German’s David Benedek.

The AIR & STYLE premiers of Canada’s Marc-André (winner of the Soul City Vienna 2002 and the Lord of the Boards 2002) and the 16-year old American Shaun White. Shaun White is THE snowboarding newcomer in recent years and can already reflect on victories achieved at the Toyota Big Air 2002, the Sims World Champion Slopestyle 2002 or the Arctic Challenge 2001.

As in previous years, the Snowboard Contest will be accompanied by the AIR & STYLE FESTIVAL WEEKEND. From the 13th to 15th December 2002, parties, concerts and side events in the AIR & STYLE VILLAGE in Seefeld will provide a full weekend’s calendar for the snowboarding community. International DJs, presented by Austria’s formidable youth radio FM4, will ensure just the right sound in ten bars and clubs in this Tirolean community.

And the bands scheduled to play during the contest will keep the public warm. Samy Deluxe, Guano Apes, Bad Religion and Massive Attack are just a few of the artists that have featured at previous AIR & STYLE events. And top-quality artists can be expected on the stage again this year.

During the contest weekend, AIR & STYLE spectators will be offered reduced lift passes for the two first-class winter sport arenas in Seefeld, Gschwandtkopf and Rosshütte. They will also be able to prove their abilities in the AIR & STYLE FUN PARK. The AIR & STYLE EXHIBITION will be providing the necessary equipment. The snowboarding industry will provide the latest test material. And the AIR & STYLE TRAVEL AGENCY will take care of all arrival and accommodation arrangements.

And what’s more, the pictures will be even more spectacular than last year: This year, the photographers will have much better opportunities to get closer to the riders and kickers from all sides.

We should not be revealing every single plan for the 10th AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST. Like a genuine birthday party, there will also be some surprises. It’s fact: From the 13th to 15th December 2002, the snowboarding world will be looking back at Seefeld to congratulate and pay tribute to the biggest and most celebrated snowboarding event.

10TH AIR & STYLE SNOWBOARD CONTEST 2002
14TH DECEMBER 2002 CASINO ARENA SEEFELD/TIROL

Provision start list / Straight Jump

1. Stefan GimplF2AUT
2. Darius HeristchianNideckerSUI
3. Ingemar BackmanAllianSWE
4. Jakob WilhelmsonLibTechSWE
5. Gigi RuefBurtonAUT
6. Roger HjelmstadstuenAirwalkNOR
7. David BenedekSalomonGER
8. Andrew CrawfordRossignolUSA
9. Shaun WhiteBurtonUSA
10. Marc-Andre TarteHeadCAN
11. TBC
12. TBC
13.TBC
14. 1st Qualification
15. 2nd Qualification
16. 3rd Qualification

Confirmation of the program, entry list and bands will be made available in mid-October at www.air-style.com.

Ticketing:

Austria:öticket, www.oeticket.com; ‚¬ 21.50 (inc. advance booking and handling charges)VIP Ticket ‚¬ 73.00

Germany:cts Ticketservis, www.boxoffice.de; ‚¬ 19.00 (plus advance booking and handling charges

Italy:Athesia, www.athesia.it; ‚¬ 25.00

Switzerland:Ticket Corner, www.ticketcorner.ch; CHF 33.75 (inc. advance booking and handling charges)

Tickets will also be available at the venue from the evening ticket office (Abendkasse) for ‚¬ 25.00.

AIR & STYLE PRESS
Hà¤berlein & Mauerer AG, Agency for Public Relations, Christian Daiber
Franz-Joseph-Strasse 1, 80801 München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89.381 08-192, Fax: +49 (0) 89.381 08-130, e-mail: christian.daiber@haebmau.de

Switzerland:Ticket Corner, www.ticketcorner.ch; CHF 33.75 (inc. advance booking and handling charges)

Tickets will also be available at the venue from the evening ticket office (Abendkasse) for ‚¬ 25.00.

AIR & STYLE PRESS
Hà¤berlein & Mauerer AG, Agency for Public Relations, Christian Daiber
Franz-Joseph-Strasse 1, 80801 München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89.381 08-192, Fax: +49 (0) 89.381 08-130, e-mail: christian.daiber@haebmau.delist / Straight Jump

1. Stefan GimplF2AUT
2. Darius HeristchianNideckerSUI
3. Ingemar BackmanAllianSWE
4. Jakob WilhelmsonLibTechSWE
5. Gigi RuefBurtonAUT
6. Roger HjelmstadstuenAirwalkNOR
7. David BenedekSalomonGER
8. Andrew CrawfordRossignolUSA
9. Shaun WhiteBurtonUSA
10. Marc-Andre TarteHeadCAN
11. TBC
12. TBC
13.TBC
14. 1st Qualification
15. 2nd Qualification
16. 3rd Qualification

Confirmation of the program, entry list and bands will be made available in mid-October at www.air-style.com.

Ticketing:

Austria:öticket, www.oeticket.com; ‚¬ 21.50 (inc. advance booking and handling charges)VIP Ticket ‚¬ 73.00

Germany:cts Ticketservis, www.boxoffice.de; ‚¬ 19.00 (plus advance booking and handling charges

Italy:Athesia, www.athesia.it; ‚¬ 25.00

Switzerland:Ticket Corner, www.ticketcorner.ch; CHF 33.75 (inc. advance booking and handling charges)

Tickets will also be available at the venue from the evening ticket office (Abendkasse) for ‚¬ 25.00.

AIR & STYLE PRESS
Hà¤berlein & Mauerer AG, Agency for Public Relations, Christian Daiber
Franz-Joseph-Strasse 1, 80801 München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89.381 08-192, Fax: +49 (0) 89.381 08-130, e-mail: christian.daiber@haebmau.de

Switzerland:Ticket Corner, www.ticketcorner.ch; CHF 33.75 (inc. advance booking and handling charges)

Tickets will also be available at the venue from the evening ticket office (Abendkasse) for ‚¬ 25.00.

AIR & STYLE PRESS
Hà¤berlein & Mauerer AG, Agency for Public Relations, Christian Daiber
Franz-Joseph-Strasse 1, 80801 München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89.381 08-192, Fax: +49 (0) 89.381 08-130, e-mail: christian.daiber@haebmau.de