Word from the crew in the Southern Hemi is its shaping up to be one of the best early seasons New Zealand has seen in a number of years. And, believe it or not, the 2009/2010 Swatch TTR World Tour season is set to kick off in a little over a month with the 5Star Burton New Zealand Open on August 11th, 2009. With the official start of the busy season quickly approaching, the TTR has released the preliminary 2009/2010 calendar of events, available here. This is the first calendar release for the new season with more events to be added through the summer, so check back for updates.Along with the new calendar of events, the TTR crew is currently updating 09/10 event profiles that will include in-depth information on each event including registration dates, formats, photos and videos. New for this year, the TTR will feature profiles for 1Star – 2Star events in addition to the 4Star – 6Star profiles. Following the New Zealand Open, the tour will continue in Australia with a packed schedule through the end of August with the 2Star Ocean and Earth Rampage Junior Series, 4Star Stylewars, 2Star Thredbo Freeride Series and the 3Star Boost Mobile Sno Sho. Check back to ttrworldtour.com for videos, photos and results from the Southern Hemisphere leg and stay tuned through the fall for tour news leading up to the Northern Hemisphere kick off.