Manual Magazine

Billabong Slope-style, August 4-6, 2011

Posted by David Read on Tuesday June 28 2011

Billabong is celebrating its 10th year and going bigger than ever at Snowpark in NZ! The ol’ Bro Down is now the Billabong Slope-style and it’s happening from Thursday 4th August up on the hill at Snowpark in Wanaka.

We’ve upped the TTR rating, we’ve upped the prize money (US$30k total), we’ve upped the prizes and we’re cramming a dozen or so hits into the Slope-style course, just to make things really interesting.

Antti Autti, Robbie Walker, Clint Allan, 2010 Open Men’s winner, local Jake Koia, Sebastien Toutant, Zach Stone & current TTR World Women’s Champion Jamie Anderson are among those who have already confirmed their attendance.

There are Open Men’s, Open Women’s and Juniors divisions.

Parties? Yes.

There’s a launch party on Thursday 4th, at Revolver Bar in Queenstown. Our mates from across the ditch in Sydney, Australia, Van She Live, will be playing. We love these guys. Van She Live are a four-piece who bridge the musical gap between boldly adventurous shoe-gaze and danceable glint disco. Tickets are $10 NZ smackers at the door.

And of course, there’s gonna be a preso and after-party for competitors and their guests at Snowpark’s Woolshed. We’ll have DJ’s dropping some beats and live music to boot. So if you’re on the hill, there’s only one place to be!

Anyone who is looking to get up to Snowpark from Wanaka, we’ll have some free buses running on both competition days. Leaving Good Sports in Wanaka at 7am and 8am, returning from Snowpark at 5pm on Friday 5th. Same deal for Saturday 6th with more buses leaving after the Woolshed party at 11pm and 12am.

Please note:
August 4th is a practice day!
August 5th-6th Slope-style comp days
August 7th (additional weather day, if needed)

Our mates at Sony are going big with some insane electronic prizes too! We’ll be giving away a crazy 14.2 Megapixel camera that features interchangeable digi lenses. It records in Full HD and has a revolutionary 3D sweep panorama. It’s the world’s smallest and lightest of its kind. Whoop! Plus, we have a couple HDRPJ10 Projector Sony Handycams, some 3D Sony Bloggies and more. Better to win these things going big, than dipping into those deep pockets of yours at the mall, yeah?

While we have your attention we should tell you the Billabong Slope-style is presented by Sony and made possible with the support of our friends from Monster Energy, Sony Ericsson, Snow Park, DaKine, VonZipper.

Wanna enter? Spots are still available. Get your details in via the registration page on the TTR website