Dachstein, Austria – October 31st, 2008: Dust off your boots, the season is starting earlier than you think. New to the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour, the incredibly popular 4Star Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam is ready to kickstart the 08/09 Northern Hemisphere on November 7th at the Dachstein Glacier in Austria. This Slopestyle competition, now in its sixth year, offers up an impressive $20 000 USD prize purse and 500 TTR ranking points to an epic line up of European riders ready to shred.The Pleasure Jam is guaranteed to get the Swatch TTR championship race rolling in the right direction as Swiss rider Stephan Maurer, who currently sits at TTR World No. 3, could make an exciting jump up to World No. 2. Chris SErman of Sweden could increase his standing at World No. 8 and move into the TTR Top 5 with a good result as Ville Uotila of Finland and Marco Grilc of Slovenia duke it out for a spot in the TTR Top 10. Further down in the rankings, Markku Koski (FIN), Markus Keller (SUI), and the local shredders Rudi KrEll (AUT) and Sani Alibabic (AUT) will be hoping to make massive jumps into the TTR Top 60 with top finishes in Austria. Some of the top girls from the TTR world ranking list 07/08 will make their first appearance of the season. Among those 06/07 TTR Tour Champion Cheryl Maas (NED) and the top two German riders Vera Janssen, and Silvia Mittermueller who will push hard to compete for the top rankings after last years early drop out due to injury. With a solid crowd following every year, the Swatch TTR 4Star Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam has developed into a unique snowboarding lifestyle experience. On top of the intense competition, the Pleasure Jam offers wild parties, high-end performances and a chance for everyone to get in some sweet early-season shredding. For more information, check out www.ttrwourldtour.com. Prepare yourself for the season kick off studying rankings, watch the videos and read about what went down in the Southern Hemisphere winter. ent down in the Southern Hemisphere winter.