On December, 13th 2008 the Suzuki Wir Schanzen 2009 presented by Quiksilver starts into the new season with the Stubai Jam in Tirol. The snowboard and freeski contest and the only event of the tour outside the region Allgaeu/Kleinwalsertal has become the kick-off event of the famous contest series due to the safe snow conditions on the Stubai glacier.
There were quite some kids eager to shred last year… All photos: Stephan Geiger
The organizers of the Wir Schanzen have been planning, confirming and cooperating for several months now to make the Suzuki Wir Schanzen 2009 presented by Quiksilver again a very special highlight in the European contest circus. The Stubai Jam 2008, a Swatch TTR 2 Star Event, is the kick-off event of the tour that offers five unique and totally different tour stops as well as a hilarious end-of-tour party.
This year’s Stubai Jam totally centers the theme retro and oldschool. The Stubai Jam 2008 will be a trip into a time, when snowboarders were still perceived as punks, when the word freeskiing did not yet exist and when slopestyle contests took place only in the dreams of some pioneers.
The motto will be ubiquitous throughout the whole event and the retro-spark is going to inspire also the participants and the public. Thus also the outfits of the speakers, judges, shapers and organizers, as well as the music choice of the DJ’s will reflect the motto of the event.
The setup of the Stubai Jam is going to set standards. The team of schneestern parks & more has made a good job and created a completely new snowpark on the sunny side of the glacier. Obstacles of all sizes and shapes will motivate the riders to finest jibs and the friends of airtime will find their challenge in the rhythm-section, which consists of three nice jumps in line. Also the setup is going to feature some retro specials.
But this is not all, yet. At the Best-Oldschool-Trick-Session the judges will put special attention on oldschool tricks and also the price-giving ceremony takes place in the name of the good old times. Here the winners may look forward to extraordinary material prizes with retro-reference.
Participants from many different countries will be competing for highly sought after global ranking points of the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour as well as for the Wir Schanzen tour-ranking points at the Stubai Jam. There are five starting-categories: snowboard men, snowboard girls, ski men, ski girls as well as kids.
The afterparty at the Club Bluechip in Innsbruck is again going to be a celebration at its finest with a top DJ-lineup. Schowi (Bass Ill Euro, Massive Töne, Berlin/Stuttgart) will force the crowd to dance with his action selection of bass-focused club music. Furthermore the Drunkenmasters aka Big Joe and DJ Slim-C are going to spin the wheels of steel. Both of them are pretty famous in the regional party scene and will make the dancefloor shake with their HipHop-80s-Electro-sound. The location itself is going to provide a strong retro-ambience, too. Afros and platform shoes are absolutely welcome here!
Further information on the Stubai Jam 2008 as well as registration forms for participants can be found at suzuki-wirschanzen.de.
13.12.2008 Stubai Jam
Stubaier Gletscher (AT) / Swatch TTR two (2) Star Event
24.01.2009 The Barbecue
Nesselwang (GER) / Swatch TTR two (2) Star Event
14.02.2009 Iron Night
Kleinwalsertal (AT) / Swatch TTR two (2) Star Event
14.03.2009 Big Bäng Bolsterläng
Bolsterlang (GER) / Swatch TTR one (1) Star Event
04.04.2009 Night on Snow
Kempten City (GER) / Swatch TTR two (2) Star Event