• Final riders field at the Billabong Air and Style 2013

Final riders field at the Billabong Air & Style 2013

Innsbruck calling

Final riders list of the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck­‐Tirol on Feb. 1st & 2nd 2013:

Legends, Air & Style and X-­‐Games champions on their way to Innsbruck airport / 11 X-­‐Games starters with superstar Mark McMorris / Air & Style Beijing champ Yuki Kadono goes for the season’s A&S double title / Legends field leaded by Terje Haakonsen, Thomas Eberharter, Mike Basich and Stefan Gimpl / Two-­‐day and single-­‐day tickets are still available at all pre sale stations and box office at the stadium / Best weather with perfect conditions forecasted

Boardbags will define the look and feel of the Innsbruck airport in the next week. More than 50 riders from all over the world will travel to Innsbruck and will compete at this year’s 20th anniversary edition of the Billabong Air & Style 2013. Their mission: to stomp the best possible tricks amongst the most legendary rider’s field a contest has ever seen.Spotted: the Austrian and Swiss mountains built the base for snowboarding legends to get ready to compete at this year’s burn Style Session. The big jump over the mega kicker still is a huge obstacle to overcome even for all time legends.

X-­‐Games medalists Mark McMorris, Maxence Parrot, Ståle Sandbech and Seppe Smits fly in directly from the US. A total of 11 X-­‐Games winners are on their way to this year’s Billabong Air & Style in Innsbruck – most of them carry a big bag of new tricks to continue the Triple-­‐Mania which started at the A&S Beijing.

Next to the Style king and the winner of the Billabong Air & Style this year’s World Snowboard Tour Big Air champion will also be crowned in Innsbruck. It’s the last 6star Big Air event of the ongoing season and a total of 12 riders could take home the Big Air crown. Highest stakes are on Maxence Parrot, currently leading the field and this year’s big surprise.

The event will kick off on Friday, February 1st 2013, with a magnificent show and meet-­‐up of four generations of snowboarders. The current top-­‐ranking riders, among them Piiroinen, Smits, Toutant, Kadono, McMorris and Weißenbacher, will need to pull out all the stops in the jam session to have any chance of stealing the show from the sports legends, participating in the burn Style Session. All-­‐ time heroes like Haakonsen, Lynn, Iguchi, Benedek, Basich, Gimpl and Rüf, throwing down for the cream of the snowboarding public. The Ö3 stage, meanwhile, will feature rapper Left Boy and, for the second time since 2004, Die Fantastischen Vier.

On Saturday, February 2nd 2013, all eyes will be on the riders in the 6Star World Snowboard Tour Contest when the world elite battle it out for the title, the Ring of Glory, 1,000 World Snowboard Tour points and a total of 75,000 euros in prize money. The field has been bumped up from 16 to 24 riders to do justice to the larger numbers at the pinnacle of the sport. Last year’s winner Peetu Piroiinen, Air & Style Beijing winner Yuki Kadono, third-­‐placed in Beijing Ståle Sandbech and co-­‐ favorites Sebastien Toutant and Mark McMorris will attempt to pull off the first Triple Corks on the demanding megakicker setup in Bergisel Stadium. Ethan Morgan will be flying the German flag, while Matthias Weißenbacher and Clemens Schattschneider will stand tall on their native snow for Austria. German Indie rappers Kraftklub and the current best American white rapper Mac Miller will provide the musical backing to match.

The construction in the Bergisel stadium is almost done and everything will be set for first practice sessions on Thursday and the contests on Friday and Saturday. To secure best conditions our partners at Stubaier Glacier provides more than 900 cbm of snow. The forecasted warm temperatures will not only guarantee a soft landing for the athletes but also perfect surroundings for our fans. One-­‐and two-­‐day tickets are still available at all pre sale stations, online and the box office on Friday and Saturday at the stadium.

Tickets Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-­‐Tirol 2013:Get a discount if you want to upgrade your one-­‐day ticket to a two-­‐day ticket!For those who've just now realized that they want to go for the whole insane two-­‐day program they now get the chance to upgrade their tickets for a reduced price. Get the missing day for a € 10 reduction:

Friday ticket = € 26* incl. presale fees instead of € 36

Saturday ticket = € 33* incl. presale fees instead of € 43


How to?

Grab your valid one-­‐day ticket and head over to the Billabong store Innsbruck, Sillpark and buy the missing day. Or go to the box office, open on both event days and get the missing ticket at a reduced price there.

But: It's still cheaper if you just buy your two-­‐day tickets in the first place in all Ö-­‐Ticket booking offices, at the Billabong Store, at the Club TT, at all Raiffeisenbank branches or simply online on www.oeticket.at or www.air‐style.com


* incl. advance purchase charges / free choice of seats in the grandstand / 50% discount on a one-­‐day or two-­‐ day lift ticket for Nordkette or Axamer Lizum if you display your valid Air & Style ticket (winter season 2012/13) / ticket is valid for free travel on the IVB in central Innsbruck from Friday to Sunday (6.00 a.m.) / 5% discount on purchases in the Billabong store in Sillpark Innsbruck (offer valid until 2 February 2013) / 2-­‐day ticket can be transferred / discount tickets for TT-­‐Club members, Raiffeisen Club members and in the Billabong stores in Sillpark Innsbruck and Europapark Salzburg.


Riders field Friday, Feb. 1st 2013

burn Style Session


Michi Albin

Sani Alibabic

Fredrik Austbo

Iikka Backstrom

Mike Basich

David Benedek*

Thomas Eberharter

Elias Elhardt

Fredrik Evensen

Stefan Gimpl*

Marko Grilc*

Terje Haakonsen*

Bryan Iguchi

Peter König

Arthur Longo

Jamie Lynn

Wolfgang Wolle Nyvelt

Marius Otterstad

Max Plötzeneder

Gigi Rüf

Christophe Schmidt

Werner Stock

Devun Walsh


Jam Session


Jorn Simen Aaboe

Ulrik Badertscher*

Eric Beauchemin

Torgeir Bergrem

Gjermund Braaten

Victor De Le Rue

Yuki Kadono*

Sage Kotsenburg

Niklas Mattsson

Mark McMorris*

Ethan Morgan

Maxence Parrot

Peetu Piiroinen*

Petja Piiroinen

Ståle Sandbech

Clemens Schattschneider

Seppe Smits

Sven Thorgren

Roope Tonteri

Sebastien Toutant*

Antoine Truchon

Emil Ulsletten

Mathias Weißenbacher

Eric Willett

*former Air&Style champions

 

Riders field Saturday, Feb 2nd 2013
Billabong Air & Style 6Star World Snowboard Tour Contest


Jorn Simen Aaboe

Ulrik Badertscher*

Eric Beauchemin

Torgeir Bergrem

Gjermund Braaten

Victor De Le Rue

Yuki Kadono*

Sage Kotsenburg

Niklas Mattsson

Mark McMorris*

Ethan Morgan

Maxence Parrot

Peetu Piiroinen*

Petja Piiroinen

Ståle Sandbech

Clemens Schattschneider

Seppe Smits

Sven Thorgren

Roope Tonteri

Sebastien Toutant*

Antoine Truchon

Emil Ulsletten

Mathias Weißenbacher

Eric Willett


*former Air&Style champions