It’s back. The event that brought you insane shred-action from Australia nearly one year ago (remember Torstein Horgmo launching numerous perfect spins over a 50m (150ft) kicker) is again just over one week away from launch.

While all you cats are up North enjoying summer and burning the crap out of your sensitive white-winter skin, the season Down Under has been a cracker. Maybe the best season in about 8 years and Falls Creek resort is getting prepared for the annual onslaught of snowboarding mayhem.

Stylewars 2008, is again sticking to its roots – it’s a lifestyle comp that will continue its tradition with nearly a full week of snowboarding, parties, live music and chillin.

This years event is stacked full of 40 incredible riders from around the globe including Travis Rice (USA), Mikkel Bang (NOR), Torstein Horgmo (NOR), Sebastian Toutant (CAN), Chas Guldemond (USA), Sani Alibabic (AUT), Antti Autti (FIN) and many, many more. Plus Southern Hemisphere shredders like Jake Koia (NZ), Robbie Walker (AUS) and Ryan Tiene (AUS).

The heavy-hitting field gets to enjoy a full week of chilling, music and snowboarding a private purpose built contest parks that is possibly the best in the world during August. With enough snow this year to build 3 kickers like last year, the crew at Stylewars and Falls Creek resort have been busy coming up with unique and flowing park features for the event.

Confirmed music acts are: Scribe (NZ), Bliss&Eso(AUS), Katalyst(AUS) Featuring RUCL. Stylewars continues to be an invite only slopestyle event with a 4-star Swatch TTR World tour rating.

Check out the full invite list, music acts and park design at www.stylewars.com.au

And you'll be able to get full up-to-the-minute coverage right here on Onboardsnowboarding.com, so stay tuned.