Innsbruck, Austria – December 8th, 2008: The worlds most talented snowboarders will converge inside the Tokyo Dome December 12th-14th, for the legendary Nissan X-Trail Jam. In its ninth year running, this Swatch TTR 6Star event will feature 12 invited pros who will be taking on a selected number of Japanese wildcards in a two-day Big Air and Quarterpipe battle. With a stacked rider list, crazy fans and a unique jam format, the 2008 X-Trail Jam is going to be one for the books. With this being the first major Swatch TTR 6Star event of the season, riders will be putting it all on the line, looking for a slice of both the 1000 TTR ranking points and the hefty $165 000 USD prize purse. Be on the look out for Chas Guldemond (USA) as he seeks to defend his TTR No.1 position and keep challengers at bay. I know theres a lot of people going for me, Peetu Piiroinen, Kevin Pearce, all the heavy hitters, theyre going to be gunning for it, he said. Torstein Horgmo (NOR) will be aiming for a top result to catapult him into World No.2, ready to mount a Viking invasion on the recent US dominance of the Tour.