For the first time ever, the Red Bull Nanshan Open just outside of Bejing have added a women’s category to their contest schedule and we’re psyched to see the girls rock the house this weekend, January 19-20th 2013!
And Hana Beamen and Leanne Pelosi are super stoked too, as this little clip from the World Snowboard Tour shows. More facts on the event below and on mellowparks.cn
Rising from a backyard style competition to one of the top snowboard competitions in Asia, this year the Red Bull Nanshan Open has stepped it up once again with the addition of a World Snowboarding Tour Women’s 5Star competition to the Men’s 5Star Slopestyle competition.
The Red Bull Nanshan Open should need no introduction by now – famous amongst riders as one of the most enjoyable contest trips on the World Snowboarding Tour, the Open provides a perfect blend of contest riding, cultural immersion and local hospitality. The local Mellowparks.cn park and event crew step it up each year to build one of Asia’s top slopestyle terrain parks – combining perfectly shaped jumps with creative jib features in the Nanshan Mellow Park just outside of Beijing. As a true ‘by-riders-for-riders’ event, the organizers are no desk-jockeys, often seen testing the kickers themselves on training day! The rest of their crew ensures the visiting pros feel welcome with big family-style dinners and local hospitality. It’s clear this team shares a strong passion towards the snowboarding sport and culture, surrounding the event with a truly friendly and laid-back atmosphere!
Having always been a bit of a ‘boys trip’, the addition of a women’s division to the Open promises to mix things up for 2013. Given the huge female fanbase snowboarding enjoys in China, spectators are sure to be treated as they watch the world’s top women compete for US$15,000 and valuable World Snowboarding Tour points.