Top international snowboarders to ride in Stuttgart

In January Stuttgart had already been blessed once. With the “Relentless BIGAIR” event coming to town, a top-class international snowboard comp had its inauguration. And despite not being known as the Mecca of winter sports, the Stuttgart event was a raving success – to more than 10.000 visitors and to the World Snowboard Tour Committee (TTR), who upgraded the contest shortly after its premier from formerly 4-stars to a 5-star TTR event, thus, propelling it to one of the world’s most prestigious in snowboarding.

Now “Relentless BIGAIR Stuttgart presented by Quiksilver” is making its come-back: On December 16th and 17th 2011 the international snowboard scene’s best riders will gather at Stuttgart’s Neckarpark and go head-to-head for a total of 50.000 US-Dollars prize money, 850 TTR-world cup points. To do so, special attention is paid to the playing field the riders will be facing at BIGAIR Stuttgart: the spectacular combination of a big-air jump, measuring 36 metres in height, and a staircase-set equipped with metal handrails – a unique feature for in-city events worldwide. In it’s second year Quiksilver joins the event as an important partner.

„We are glad to be part of the Relentless BIGAIR Stuttgart 2011. Due to last years success, we decided to get in touch with the event organizers to discuss a potential collaboration“, says Armin Weber, Quiksilver Marketing Manager.

The riders line-up for the second round of “Relentless BIGAIR Stuttgart presented by Quiksilver” promises a competition on the highest level. The actual number one in TTR’s world cup ranking, Finn Roope Tonteri, is taking part, as well as his fellow countryman and sixth in the Olympics, Markku Koski. Also attending: Austrian Master Halfpipe & Slopestyle Mathias Weissenbacher, Janni Korpi, who managed to win “Relentless Freeze” last week in London, Swedes Nils Arvidsson and Kevin Backstrom, Mario Käppeli from Switzerland, and highly acclaimed crowd pleaser and last Relentless BIGAIR Stuttgart’s second placed rider, Austrian Werni Stock. Stuttgart’s Neckarpark will also see a chance for emerging talent to shine and qualify for the pro-event on December 17th (3 pm): The „Rookie-Challenge“-winner will receive a wildcard to enter the main devision, an opportunity to ride along with international stars and to gain experience.

The main event will start at 5 pm with the qualification, followed by the semi-final (7 pm) with eight riders. They compete to get to the big final at 9 pm.
However, not just the athletic competition in round two of “Relentless BIGAIR Stuttgart presented by Quiksilver” is facing intensification – the organisers have made sure to upgrade the side events just as well. Supplying the sound best-fitting to the event will be DJ’s “The Famous Deck Team” as well as bands “Die Orsons” and “Die Boys (Deichkind) & Ein Girl (Maral Salmassi)”. The BRANDSTATION trade show showcase its visitors the latest trends in snowboarding. New feature this time will be the Snowboardmuseum, showing exhibits from 40 years of snowboarding history. And of course there will be the musical showdown – the Aftershowparty starting at 10 pm at Club Zollamt – finishing up the event with The Famous Deck Team, Drunken Masters, Kool DJ Swist, Busy Icer + Denson and Tease
spinning the wheels.

Ticket sale for “Relentless BIGAIR Stuttgart presented by Quiksilver” is on!
Price: 29,50 Euro (instead of 35,00 Euro at the doors).

For information on the event and advanced booking go to:


Friday, December 16th 2011
1.00 pm – 8.00 pm (free entry)
+ Official training
+ Brandstation & exhibition
+ Snowboardmuseum
Saturday, December 17th 2011
1.00 pm Admission
3.00 pm Rookie Challenge
5.00 pm Qualifying
6.30 pm “Die Boys” & “Ein Girl” (Maral Salmassi) – LIVE –
7.00 pm Semi-final
8.30 pm “Die Orsons” – LIVE –
9.00 pm Finale
9.30 pm Award ceremony
10.00 pm Aftershowparty
+ Brandstation & exhibition
+ Snowboardmuseum