With more than 250 contests in six categories, three disciplines – Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Big Air – held all over the world, the World Snowboard Tour is living up to its name. With the 5 biggest Snowboard contests in the world making up the 6 Star tour calendar, WST presents its 12th season of the biggest and best snowboarding events.
The 2013-2014 6 Star Calendar counts the following stops:
|X Games Tignes 2013||TOOK PLACE||SS, HP|
|Air&Style Beijing||5-7 December 2013||BA|
|Burton European Open by Mini Laax||13-19 January 2014||SS, HP|
|X Games Aspen, CO||23-26 January 2014||SS, HP|
|Burton US Open by Mini Vail, CO||03-08 March 2014||SS, HP|
The 6 Star schedule for the men continues with the prestigious Big Air contest Air&Style in the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing (China). The year 2013 will wrap up with the 5 Star US Snowboarding Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, Colorado (USA) from 16th -22nd December, which will be yet another chance for riders to earn World Snowboard Tour points as well as points for the 2014 Winter Olympic qualification.
From February 6th-12th, it is time for the freestyle disciplines to take the grand stage at the Olympic Games in Sochi (Russia). It will be the first time, Slopestyle is showcased. After the Olympics, there will be a short break from competing before the final 6 Star event takes place. The Tour finale will be hosted in Vail, Colorado (USA) at the Burton US Open Halfpipe and Slopestyle event. On both final days of the event, the World Snowboard Tour champions will be crowned in the categories Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Big Air men and Overall.
The 4 Star level currently presents fifteen events spread over three continents, with even more to come. On this level, the tour has never seen a stronger collection of events, spread all over the world and in all disciplines. The 1-3 Star category, serviced by the World Snowboard Federation, presents rookie-level events all over the world.