Written on January 30, 2012
If you’re looking for a short ski break to get away from it all, and dont fancy spending the full week in resort, few places are better than the Austrian alpine town of Innsbruck.
With direct flights from almost every major airport in the UK, combined with a number of resorts within an easy (and often under) 1.5 hour transfer – including Lech, St Anton, Zurs, Ischgl, Kirchburg, Kitzbuhel to name a few – Innsbruck is also a major town, capable of hosting a number of winter events throughout the season.
This winter season marks the 10th anniversary of the TTR World Tour – established by Terje Haakonsen aimed to become the most innovative and grass-roots tour, connecting the most prestigious independent snowboard events worldwide.
From 2 – 4 February riders will make a stop off in Austria for one of the longest-running events in snowboarding: Billabong Air & Style in Innsbruck, where the atmosphere is bound to be as electric as ever at the iconic Bergisel ski jump.
New for the TTR Tour this year is the introduction of an all-new World Tour Ranking system which ranks riders in individual disciplines: Overall Tour Ranking, Halfpipe Tour Ranking, Slopestyle Tour Ranking and Big Air Tour Ranking. The season will be capped off with the cornerstone of freestyle snowboarding events, the 30th annual Burton US Open, where TTR will crown the Overall, Halfpipe and Slopestyle Tour Champions. The combined prize purse of all 6Star events for the 2011/12 season is worth a whopping $1.15-million USD.
Watch a promo for the TTR World Snowboard Tour.