Air & Style – Jindabyne to Sydney – Mountainwatch Tour

June 22nd, 2018
  

Mountainwatch | Tour

Much has been said of the Air & Style Big Air competition set to take over Sydney for three consecutive days on August 3rd, 4thand 5th. If you’re not up to date, you can read all about the event and watch/read about Reggae Elliss’ interview with the man responsible – Shaun White – here.  

Whilst Sydneysiders are finally spared the long arduous drive to the snowy mountains, instead being able to boast ‘local’ status to the 16-storey ramp on their doorstep, folk closer to the real ski hills face the commute that Sydneysiders know all to well.

To ease the burden, we at Mountainwatch have made getting to the historic event far easier, by putting together an all-inclusive package that will prepare you for the event, short of having to compete yourself.

 

 

Tour Inclusions:

  • – Coach transfers Jindabyne to Sydney (via a stop in Canberra so we can pick you up there also). Coach departs Jindabyne 6am Saturday morning & departs Sydney 7am Monday.
  • – 2 days entry to Air + Style:
  • – 2 nights accommodation at Wake Up luxe hostel
  • – Air + Style after party at Sidebar with entry with a drink on arrival and VIP drink prices all night
  • – Gear from sponsors which will include an official Mountainwatch Air + Style t-shirt
  • – Tour Guide

Cost $559.00 – Seats will be limited so secure a spot early!

Enquire below:


Air + Style Itinerary

Saturday:

  • – Gates Open – 2 pm
  • – Men’s Snowboarding Semi-Finals
  • – Music Act 3
  • – Women’s Skiing Qualification
  • – Women’s Snowboarding Qualification
  • – Music Act 4 (unreleased artist)
  • – Men’s Skiing Semi-Finals
  • – Music Act 5 (Snow Patrol)
  • – Gates Close – 10pm

Sunday:

  • – Gates Open – 2 pm
  • – Men’s Snowboarding Finals
  • – Women’s Skiing Finals
  • – Music Act 6 (unreleased artist)
  • – Men’s Snowboarding Finals
  • – Music Act 7 (unreleased artist)
  • – Men’s Skiing Finals
  • – Music Act 8 (unreleased artist)
  • – Gates Close – 10pm

 

What we know about the Musical Acts:

Much of the musical line-up is yet to be announced, however, two of the three headline acts have been released – Irish/Scottish rockers Snow Patrol and Rapping superstar Flo Rida.

Flo Rida will be headlining the Friday night (the night before you arrive), whilst Snow Patrol will headline the Saturday night (your first night on this tour). However, 6 featured artists are yet to be announced. The Sunday Headline act – presumably the musical headline for the entire event being one of them. With previous Air + Style headliners featuring the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Flume, Major Lazer, TV On The Radio, and J. Cole, we hope to see another musician with the same star quality.

“I definitely want to make sure it’s of that calibre.” Said Shaun White to triple j Drive’s Gen and Lewis.

“I feel like it needs to match, be just as impressive as the snowboarding line-up. You get these athletes from around the world and so… in that calibre of a Kendrick Lamar, Flume, Diplo, Steve Aoki – those kinds of musicians.” – Shaun White

We’ll be sure to keep you updated when more names are announced!

 

What we know about the Athletes:

The names of the 60 athletes competing in August are also slowly being released by Air + Style. If previous events are anything to go by, we can expect nothing short of the best Big Air skiers and snowboarders to grace our shores. So far the line-up includes:

Snowboard:

  • Max Parrot3 x Air + Style winner, Silver medal Olympian and 9x X Games medalist
  • Kyle Mack2016 US Open Winner, 2018 Big Air Olympic Silver Medalist
  • Torgeir Bergrem
  • Stale Sandbech2014 Slopestyle Olympic Silver Medalist and 3x X Games Bronze medalist
  • Anna Gasser2018 Big Air Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Tiarn Collins
  • Christy Prior
  • Enni RukajarviX Games Gold medalist
  • Miyabi Onitsuka2018 FIS Slopestyle Gold medalist
  • Maggie Voisin
  • Sofya Fedorova
  • Sven Thorgren
  • Clemens Millauer
  • Roope Tonteri
  • Sina Candrian

Ski:

  • Russ HenshawX Games Silver medalist
  • Henrik Harlaut6x X Games Gold medalist & 2x Silver medalist
  • Jossi wells5x X Games medalist
  • Jesper TjaderRedbull jib wizard
  • Jackson Wells
  • Andri Ragettli2018 Olympic slopestyle bronze medalist
  • Kai MahlerX Games Silver medalist
  • Jonas Hunziker
  • Oscar Wester
  • James ‘Woodsy’ Woods6x medalist FIS World Cup and 2x medalist at FIS World Championships
  • Nick Goepper2018 Olympic Slopestyle Silver medalist, 2014 Olympic Slopestyle bronze medalist, 3x X Games Gold Medalist, 2x X Games Silver medalist
  • Johanne Killi
  • Christoff Schenk
  • Mathilde Gremaud2018 Olympic Slopestyle Silver medalist
  • Jennie-Lee BurmanssonX Games bronze medalist and FIS WC Overall Slopestyle Tour Champion 17/18