Welcome to the official online blog of the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour! The purpose of this blog is to let all you keen readers in on all the behind-the-scenes action of the tour. Well have weekly updates of new and interesting info and happenings, from office shenanigans to big tour announcements. So keep looking every week for new and exciting info brought to you by the hard workers of the TTR World Tour. First up is a little info from our friends over at Burton. To be honest, we were TOTALLY DEVASTATED to hear the news of the inaugural Burton Canadian Open being cancelled due to an insufficient amount of early season snow and warm temperatures making snowmaking impossible. Its Calgary, Canada for crying out loud! Its supposed to be the land of ice, snow and the majestic Rocky Mountains. How amazing is it that half way around the world, here at the TTR headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria we just got dumped on, with another couple meters higher up in the mountains, yet over in the west there isnt enough snow to hold a decent competition – no matter how well planned. What a difference half a world makes. But it is important to understand the reasoning behind this. It isnt fair to the riders to build sub-par features and half pipes for the sake of having a competition. If youre going to do it, do it right.We had a chance to speak with equally bummed out Liam Griffin, Event Organizer for the Burton Global Open Series. All the riders, media and the industry were stoked for the event. I received a lot of nice e-mails from riders since the announcement, saying they were bummed but glad we mad the right call. Ironically, Liam was stuck in Chicago due to a snowstorm while resorts like Whistler and Stowe opened up early. Mother nature has a weird sense of humour. So although its bitterly disappointing for the resort and the organizers that the Burton Canadian Open was cancelled, Im sure we can all agree that it wasn’t for the lack of trying…Next up we have a little news about the 06/07 TTR Nr. 2, Antti Autti. Its been confirmed that Antti injured his shoulder during training AT home IN Finland and wont be able to ride until the 1st of January. Placed 3rd in last season’s Nokia Air & Style, knocking Shaun White out in the second round (the first time Shaun had been beaten in 13 months), event presenters would call ANTTI!” to the deafening reply of 30,000 spectators screaming AUTTI!” – it was something else. Even though he will miss the first TTR Six (6) Star for the season, expect him back and fired up come the New Year. We wish him a speedy recovery. Rumours are circulating that Antti’s replacement for the 07 Nokia Air & Style starting on December 1st in Munich will be Andy Finch who was sidelined most of last season with a broken wrist. And for those interested, we’ve tried to stoke you out with new rider profiles . New info is available on 06/07 TTR world Nr. 3 Travis Rice , current TTR tour leader Mason Aguirre , and the main man, Terje Haakonsen .Once again, keep clicking for more weekly updates and have a great season!