The Garnier Fructis Pro Challenge 2006 Cracks Australia’s biggest prize pool ever for Snowboarding.
PERISHER AUGUST 26TH & 27th 2006.
This year Garnier Fructis have upped the anti in Aussie Snowboarding with prize money of over $100,000 and it’s all up for grabs over 2 days. Garnier Fructis Pro Snowboard Challenge will be the hottest event of the Trans Australian Snowboard Calender for 2006.Testing their skills at Perisher on the Slope Style and Super Pipe will surely be one of the best shows of the season and your chance to see top riders from around the world battling for the purse.
With both Girls and Guys having an equal opportunity to take home a share of the biggest prize pool ever offered in an Australian snowboarding the competition will be fast and furious, and spectacular.
Already attracting a star line up of world ranked international boarders, one of the highlights for Aussies at the Garnier Fructis Pro Challenge will be to see 2006 US Olympic Silver medallist, Danny Kass unleashing his style on the mountain.
Known for mixing technical tricks with big air and big stomp landings, 23 year old Kass was the first rider to successfully land back to back 1080s in competition. And he has promised to rip it up even harder at the Garnier Fructis Pro Challenge!
All riders will be judged on overall impression including technicality and difficulty and will be sure to impress the crowd with massive air and free-styling routines. Leading up all the action will be Aussie Snowboard legend Luke ‘Dingo’ Trembath who will MC and host the action days and nights. Dingo has been spending time in the US where he has made several shows for MTV and Fox, whilst ripping up the snowfields himself. This man truly makes the place rock.
Danny Kass World Premiere Film on the Saturday in Jindabyne
Another world first, with Danny Kass having the premier of his movie at the Garnier Fructis Party in Jindabyne — this will be an awesome night for all those that come along and see the movie and have a chance to meet the ‘man’ himself. Along with the crew from Danny Kass’s own Grenade Gloves team you’ll have chance to party all night to latest DJ’s in town…so it’s sure to be big days and long nights. It’s another first with Danny Kass, Dingo and the boys down in Jindabyne.
Garnier continues its commitment to make Australia one of the hottest snowboarding venues in the world. Garnier has true synergy with snowboarding, with its approach to healthy beauty, and natural technology, it is a total fit with this high-energy sport. The introduction of the Fructis brand of shampoos and conditioners in November 2002 has been spectacularly successful. Four years on and the brand is now number two in hair care sales.
Part of this success can be attributed to Garnier’s commitment to taking the brand out of the retail environment and getting closer to its target market at events such as the Australian Tennis Open, Globe Skateboarding World Cup and of course its snowboarding events such as this years Pro Challenge.
“Garnier is a brand that is positive, young at heart, full of energy and fun. Snowboarding and the amazing riders that compete in the Garnier Fructis Pro Challenge truly reflect the passionate spirit of the brand, said Garnier General Manager, Mark O’Keefe.
Garnier Fructis will take over the Perisher Blue terrain park on 26-27 August 2006. Fructis will be sampling, styling riders hair and opening the Garnier Fructis Style tent to snow patrons.
For further information on the event or to register go to http://www.fructis.com.au/snowboardopen
Men & Women’s Prize Money—Halfpipe
1st Place $20,000
2nd Place $8,000
3rd Place $4,000
Men & Women’s Prize Money—Slopestyle
1st Place $10,000
2nd Place $4,000
3rd Place $3,000
$50,000 for Men
$50,000 for Women
$100,000 total AUD