The Arctic Challenge 2006

With Terje Haakonsen, Travis Rice, Andy Finch, Gian Simmen and Markus Keller in the line-up, all previous quarterpipe winners are confirmed at The Arctic Challenge. The new open format at this classic event will give snowboarding young-guns a historic opportunity to challenge the established superstars.

Heading the ballistic army of new snowboard heroes are ultra talents such as Danny Davis, Kevin Pearce, Fredrik Austbภand Torstein Horgmo. Torstein has made a remarkable season and is currently holding the 4th position at the TTR ranking. Risto Mattila is the current TTR World Tour Leader. He is coming to defend his position and offer crowd-pleasing huge airs — as always.The Arctic Challenge, by Oakley, is held in the classic ski-jumping arena Midtstuen over viewing the capital of Norway, Oslo. The competition is televised worldwide and media representatives are flying in from all corners of the world. The riders are hitting the 10-meter snow wall; going for the Gold. The first rider going 10 meter over the coping (20 meter over ground level) will bring home Oakley’s Gold Time Bomb watch worth $25,000 dollars. In addition there is $40,000 dollars in prize money for podium overall winners, best trick and highest air.

A few selected riders and some of the winners from Midtstuen will travel on to the North of Norway after the competition for surfing, fishing, filming and fun. The riders will stay in one of the oldest and best preserved fishing villages in Lofoten, Nusfjord. Lofoten has made a name for good, arctic surf, and this time The Arctic Challenge will take the riders to new and undiscovered surf spots.

For further information, contact: Henning Andersen at The Arctic Challenge: Mobil / E-post: +47 408 29 868 /