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The Oakley Arctic Challenge Puts On An Elite 6Star Slopestyle


The Swatch TTR World Tour is running full steam ahead with the 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge right around the corner. The legendary event, taking place in Oslo, Norway, will feature a progressive slopestyle course for both men and women, starting off with qualifications on February 17th and featuring the finals on Saturday February 19th 2011. As always, the rider list is stacked full of talented riders who will be competing for a share of the $100,000 USD prize purse and a maximum of 1000 TTR World Ranking points. The male and female winners from The Oakley Arctic Challenge will also receive automatic qualification into next years inaugural World Snowboarding Championships, which will go down next February, 2012 in Oslo.The Battle of the TTR Top 5 Positions is Heating UpWhile the results of this weekends 6Star Nike 6.0 Air & Style will have a major influence on the current TTR Top 10, The Oakley Arctic Challenge is sure to see a determined performance from Peetu Piiroinen (FIN), who currently sits in World No. 1, and has his eyes on finishing in the top spot of the Swatch TTR World Rankings for the season. He will, however, need to deal with some heavy competition from young Canadian contest superstars, Sebastien Toutant and Mark McMorris, who are currently in World No. 5 and World No. 6, respectively and have been singled out by Peetu as some of his major threats in the race for the Swatch TTR World Tour Champion title. Mark recently took the coveted 6Star Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck title and Sebastien won the 6Star ONeill Evolution slopestyle competition in January. The riders list also includes up-and-coming American rider, Eric Willett, and talented Belgian rider, Seppe Smits, who are both also sitting in the TTR Top 10. Jamie Anderson in the TTR Tour LeadAmerican rider, Jamie Anderson, has paved her way with several victories to a promising lead in the TTR World Rankings, and will be attempting to bolster her points in order to secure a second TTR World Tour Champion Title. She has already bagged several 6Star slopestyle titles at the Burton European Open and ONeill Evolution and will be a definite favourite at The Oakley Arctic Challenge. Jamie will need to watch out for the likes of Cilka Sadar (SLO) who will be giving her best to hold on to her TTR World No. 2 position and Swiss rider, Sina Candrian, is right behind in World No. 3. For the first time, the womens TTR Tour Champion will be crowned at the 6Star Burton US Open, meaning that this event offers an important opportunity for the girls to secure themselves a piece of the $ 200 000 USD Swatch TTR end of season price purse. Watch The Action Live on and freecaster.comIf you cant make it to Oslo, you can follow the finals in the live webcast on and on Saturday, February 19th. Check for webcast times on Before the 6Star action kicks off in Norway, one other major event will be going off in Germany, the 6Star Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich, with 16 invited riders battling it out for the third and last Air & Style Ring of Glory of the season. Follow the action live on or on February 12th starting 4:30pm GMT. Also taking place this weekend is the 20-year anniversary of the oldest European snowboard competition, the 5Star NESCAFE CHAMPS Leysin, head to and to see the action live starting 12.30 CET on February 12th. The battle is heating up for the TTR top spots, as the tour finale at the Burton US Open is nearing where the Swatch TTR Tour Champions will be crowned. Invited riders – MenPeetu PiiroinenBradon ReiseJanne KorpiAlexander