Vans Park Series - Americas Regionals - Canada 2020
7/9/2020 - 7/9/2020
Lake Macquarie Skateboarding Web Championships 2020
6/26/2020 - 7/10/2020
Vans Park Series - Pro Tour - Montreal, Canada 2020
7/10/2020 - 7/11/2020
Freestyle Night - Mettmenstetten 2020
7/11/2020 - 7/11/2020
SandSpirit - Sandboarding Challenge - Hirschau 2020
7/9/2020 - 7/12/2020
Redlands Cup - Thredbo 2020
7/13/2020 - 7/13/2020
Oakley Surf Shop Challenge - Hawaii – Ala Moana Bowls, HI 2020 - POSTPONED/TBC
7/9/2020 - 7/10/2020
Men's Junior Pro 40 2020 - POSTPONED
7/8/2020 - 7/12/2020
Women's Junior Pro 40 2020 - POSTPONED
international slopestyle snowboarders will be joined by 10 of Australia’s best riders, all drawn to the world-class
slopestyle course constructed in front of the Perisher Centre. Master shaper,
Charles Beckinsale, and the Perisher Park crew are world-renowned for building
inventive and creative features, and the 2016 Mile High slopestyle course
promises to provide an epic blank canvas for the best in the world to display
men and 40 female professional slopestyle snowboarders will compete over three
days to crown The Mile High by Carlton Dry champions. Current WST-ranked world
number two, Canadian Darcy Sharp, returns to defend his 2015 Mile High title
and will be joined by 30 out of the top 50-ranked men. WST-ranked world number
five, Tyler Nicholson, will be doing his best to steal the winner’s points from his Canadian compatriot.
Another big gun to keep an eye on is 2010 Winter Olympic silver medallist,
four-time-TTR World Tour Champion, and current World Big Air Champion Peetu
Piiroinen from Finland.
local field of Australians will have to do amazingly well to get to the podium
this year with such a large international field but that won’t stop them from giving it their best shot.
With that said though having riders like Markus Kleveland (NOR) and Billy
Morgan (UK), two out of only three men in the world who have ever landed a
quadruple-cork, entered in the Mile High, it’s going to be the hardest-ever year to secure a place on the podium.
the women’s, 25 of the top
50-ranked riders will duke it out, led by world number three, 2013 World
Champion and X Games gold medallist, Spencer O’Brien, who also hails from Canada, and World number 4 Karly Shorr
who seems to podium at every event she enters. The women’s field is riddled with the top progressive
riders coming up in the sport, many who have double corks and double flips in
their bag of tricks.
The 2016 Mile High
by Carlton Dry sees competitors entered from every snowboarding nation in the
world and reflects the importance that this WST International Level competition
plays in the long lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics. This year there is an increased
presence of Asian freestyle competitors, including teams from all over Asia,
who will compete against the USA, Canadian, Norwegian, Swedish, Kiwi, Swiss,
Austrian, Dutch, German, Finnish, Italian, British, Latvian, Irish, Slovakian
and Australian slopestyle teams.
such a high-quality list of competitors, The Mile High by Carlton Dry has a
stronger field than almost any other competition on the tour. For a small
budget event in the tiny snowboarding industry of Australia this ‘Perfect Storm’ of nations heading downunder makes it all the more amazing. With no
webcast or live TV you will have to check the World Snowboard Tour facebook
page for updates.
Updates about conditions, schedules
and results can be found at The Mile High Facebook page.
The Mile High by Carlton Dry will
make rights-free high-resolution photos after each day of competition, as well
as a dropbox folder for every rider to access raw footage for downloading and
social distribution - all can be found either here or here.
And find out more about World Snowboard Tour (WST) here.