The Swatch TTR World Tour is set to detonate over the coming weeks with both the 6-Star Nissan X-Trail Jam and 6-Star Roxy Chicken Jam firing up and getting the season underway in the Northern Hemisphere. The Roxy Chicken Jam is taking place from December 12th to 13th, 2008 in Kaprun, Austria and as always, the world’s top female riders will be hitting the park and pushing women’s snowboarding to new heights. Meanwhile, round the other side of the globe, some of the TTR’s most progressive male riders will be gathering in Japan for the Nissan X-Trail Jam, an extreme battle of style and amplitude in the Colosseum that is the Tokyo Dome.
The women’s Roxy Chicken Jam has got a reputation as being one of the female riders’ favorite Swatch TTR event, delivering a park shaped with precision and guaranteed good times. A lot of the riders have been shredding the Southern hemisphere contests, they have been training hard since, putting in the hours, and are now super keen to get out there to step it up. This year, Europe’s big guns like Sina Candrian (SUI), Conny Bleicher (GER), and Silvia Mittermüller (GER) will be flying the flag for Europe looking for those early season points, but it’s definitely not going to be a walk in the park for them, with previous TTR Champions Torah Bright (AUS), Cheryl Maas (NED) and Jamie Anderson (USA) in the mix, riders who always bring their A-game and stomp the big runs.
At the Glacier Park on Kitzsteinhorn at Kaprun, Austria, they will fight for the $50,000 prize-money as well as vital points for the Swatch Ticket To Ride (TTR) Women’s World Snowboard Tour. The snowboard fest will find its suitable conclusion with the Xmas masked ball at the Castle Kaprun.
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