Big Air Snowboarding in Sydney’s CBD | Everything We Know About AIR + STYLE

I never thought the day would come that we would see snow in the Sydney CBD. Nor would it come with a 16 story Big Air jump. But the world’s changing and it’s not a crazy environmental anomaly. It’s just a crazy Shaun White and his AIR + STYLE hitting the Oz Shores to do something very very cool. Think a big air jump in the middle of a music festival with cool food, cool tunes, the best snowboarders and skiers in the world and an epic location.

Shaun White interviews (above) on AIR + STYLE with Reggae Ellis for Mountainwatch, who provided the video for this article.

Here are the details we know so far……..

WHEN:

August 3, 4 and 5


WHERE:

The Domain, Sydney


WHAT:

Over 60 of the world’s best snowboarders and skiers will be competing (most listed below). The majority of the competitors recently competed at the Winter Olympics in Korea. The PyeongChang Winter Olympics saw the debut of the Big Air snowboard event into competition with Sebastien Toutant taking the inaugural gold medal in the event. Snowboarding Big Air competitors plus skiers will go compete for the Air + Style Sydney and the chance to get a slice of the biggest prize pool on the Air + Style Global Tour.

Air + Style is a global Big Air snowboarding competition combined with a music festival, featuring the World’s best action Snow Sports athletes, music, culture, technology and fashion. Always evolving and always keeping it fresh, Air + Style Sydney will be breaking new ground by being the first to add skiers to the event.

Featuring a 16 story, snow-covered ramp right in the heart of the city, Sydney has never seen an event like this before and all in the Domain on the doorstep of the CBD and Sydney Harbour.

Previously held in Innsbruck, Beijing and Los Angeles, Air + Style stages have in the past played host to the likes of Major Lazer, Flume, TV On The Radio, Portugal the Man and Kendrick Lamar.

AIR + STYLE Innsbruk - image from AIR + STYLE
AIR + STYLE Innsbruk – image: AIR + STYLE

WHO: (announced so far)

Snowboard:

  • Mark McMorris – just bow – he is royalty
  • Red Gerard current snowboarding Golden Boy – 2018 Slopestyle Olympic Gold Medalist (might not be confirmed – was on the list but not showing up at the moment?)
  • Max Parrot – 3 x Air + Style winner, Silver medal Olympian and 9x X Games medalist
  • Kyle Mack – 2016 US Open Winner, 2018 Big Air Olympic Silver Medalist
  • Torgeir Bergrem
  • Stale Sandbech – 2014 Slopestyle Olympic Silver Medalist and 3x X Games Bronze medalist
  • Anna Gasser – 2018 Big Air Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Carlos Garcia Knight
  • Jonas Boesiger
  • Clemens Millauer
  • Tiarn Collins
  • Christy Prior
  • Enni Rukajarvi – 2011 X Games Gold medalist
  • Miyabi Onitsuka – 2018 FIS Slopestyle Gold medalist
  • Maggie Voisin
  • Sofya Fedorova
  • Sven Thorgren
  • Clemens Millauer
  • Roope Tonteri
  • Sina Candrian
Air + Style Mark McMorris Confirmed - image  Air + Style
Air + Style Mark McMorris Confirmed – image: Air + Style

Ski:

  • Russ Henshaw – X Games Silver medalist
  • Maggie Voisin – 2018 X Games slopestyle gold medalist
  • Henrik Harlaut – 6x X Games Gold medalist & 2x Silver medalist
  • Jossi Wells – 5x X Games medalist
  • Jesper Tjader – Redbull jib wizard
  • Jackson Wells
  • Andri Ragettli – 2018 Olympic slopestyle bronze medalist
  • Kai Mahler – X Games Silver medalist
  • Jonas Hunziker
  • Oscar Wester
  • James ‘Woodsy’ Woods – 6x medalist FIS World Cup and 2x medalist at FIS World Championships
  • Nick Goepper – 2018 Olympic Slopestyle Silver medalist, 2014 Olympic Slopestyle bronze medalist, 3x X Games Gold Medalist, 2x X Games Silver medalist
  • Johanne Killi
  • Christoff Schenk
  • Mathilde Gremaud – 2018 Olympic Slopestyle Silver medalist
  • Jennie-Lee Burmansson – X Games bronze medalist and FIS WC Overall Slopestyle Tour Champion 17/18

Musical Performers:

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.


EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, 3RD AUGUST 2018
-Gates Open – 4pm
-Men’s Skiing Qualification
-Music Act 1
-Men’s Snowboarding Qualification
-Flo Rida
-Gates Close – 10pm
SATURDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2018
-Gates Open – 2pm
-Men’s Snowboarding Semi-Finals
-Music Act 3
-Women’s Skiing Qualification
-Women’s Snowboarding Qualification
-Music Act 4
-Men’s Skiing Semi-finals
-Snow Patrol
-Gates Close – 10pm
SUNDAY, 5TH AUGUST 2018
-Gates Open – 2pm
-Women’s Snowboarding Finals
-Women’s Skiing Finals
-Music Act 6
-Men’s Snowboarding Finals
-Music Act 7
-Men’s Skiing Finals
-Music Act 8
-Gates Close – 10pm
AIR + STYLE LA Shaun White image
AIR + STYLE L.A. Shaun White – image: AIR + STYLE

HOW:

Tickets are on sale now at Moshtix and via the Air + Style Website .

MORE EVENT INFORMATION FROM AIR + STYLE