Geilo, Norway – April 1st, 2008: The snowboarding season may be reaching its climax but that doesnt mean riders arent able to shred their hearts out. The Swatch TTR 3-Star Norwegian Championships 08 are set to push Norwegian snowboarding even further from April 2nd to 6th with both Halfpipe and Slopestyle events. With a massive field of incredible Norwegian riders ready to slay, the Norwegian Championships are certainly going to set a precedent as snowboarders compete for a $10 000 USD prize purse and two batches of 550 TTR Ranking points. The list of Norwgian riders is off the wall, with the likes of TTR patron Terje Haakonsen, TTR No. 14 Mikkel Bang, Kim Rune Hansen, TTR No.4 Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas, Fredrik Scuderi, and Tore Holvik all confirming their presence in Geilo. With over 100 other riders competing, the Norwegian Championships should not be missed as only the finest and most progressive have been invited to rip. The resort of Geilo has hosted the Championships several times and is one of the leading resorts in Norway with one of the best pipes and a respectable park. Already many preparations have gone into the pristinely sculpted pipe with some final adjustments going into the Slopestyle course to ensure a high level of riding. The Halfpipe and Big Air events will be available for live viewing on Saturday night on www.epostavisen.no. For more information on the 3-Star Norwegian Championships as well as results, rankings changes, blogs and videos from around the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour, visit www.ttrworldtour.com.