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Jul 3, 2017

TOYOTA ONE HIT WONDER BIG AIR REUNITES SKIERS & SNOWBOARDERS

Snowboarders are returning to join the world’s best freeskiers at Thredbo Alpine Resort for the Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air from the 5th-9th of September 2017. It's a long overdue homecoming in what will surely be one loved-up session on the biggest jump built in Australia.

Thanks to our longtime partner Toyota doubling the prize pool for the event, both skiers and boarders will be vying for $10k each in two separately judged world tour level Big Air competitions, before mixing it together in randomly drawn teams for the fun and frivolity of the athletes GoPro Challenge. This year the GoPro Challenge will see each team handed a bag of GoPro cameras & mounts and given 24hrs to session the jump, edit and upload their finest 60 second segments where the public will have a hand in deciding the winning clip.

Although now in its ninth year running, snowboarders haven't officially competed in the Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air since 2010. "In a time when competition is often criticized for producing podium runs that are barely distinguishable between one another, it's an incredible feat for Australia to now have one of the only snowboard events with a jump big enough to actually push the global benchmark of Big Air tricks." - Richard Hegarty, Snowboard Director.

Ståle Sandbech

Next year’s PyeongChang Winter Games will mark the debut for snowboard Big Air in Olympic competition, replacing parallel slalom, and whilst freeskiers will have to wait for a future Olympiad to have the Big Air discipline added to their schedule, it certainly reflects the way both sports have been embraced by a varied audience outside of the action sports community.

"We are very excited to build a jump feature that caters for both disciplines. It's twice as much fun for both the riders and the crowd having everyone up at the top of Thredbo in perfect Spring conditions showcasing what the world’s best can do, especially ahead of an Olympic season." -Timothy Myers, Media Director.

The Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air jump is often the last (and the only) 100ft+ jump constructed in the Southern Hemisphere, making it desirable for riders looking for the safest possible environment to hone their bag of tricks before heading into the Northern Hemisphere circuit. Combined with forgiving Spring conditions not only means a spectacle for anyone watching, but also an insight into what we could expect to see from the South Korean stadium-based Olympic experiment next February.

Birk Ruud

Ski and snowboard athletes hoping to compete in the invitation-only national World Snowboard Tour and gold AFP Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air event are welcome to register their interest now on the event registration page at www.onehitwonderevent.com.

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