Billabong Ante Up Presents TTR World Snowboard Tour

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 9, 2011 11:50 am

Billabong Ante Up, presented by Von Zipper, is proud to announce the qualified rider list for the 5* Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboarding Tour event, taking place July 1st at the top of Whistler Mountain in Whistler, BC. The event is the marquee kick off event of the TTR Tour, with a Big Air Snowboarding event. It is also a qualifying event for the 6 Star Billabong Innsbruck Air and Style event that will take place in February 2012.

TTR is a non-profit, rider-driven organization with the mission “to create the highest quality competitive snowboard environment in the world, using authenticity, accessibility, innovation as guiding principles”. Billabong is a leading designer and producer of active lifestyle clothing, accessories and related products distributed worldwide. Billabong supports world-class athletes and events that celebrate and promote the boardsport culture.

All qualified riders were selected from a panel of snowboarding experts. The event has four of the world’s top six currently ranked TTR Slopestyle riders; tied for 1st place Canadian Mark McMorris, 3rd placed Canadian Sebastien Toutant, 4th place Belgium rider SeppeSmits, and 5th place USA rider Chas Guildemond. Additional riders include 2010 Vancouver Olympics Halfpipe Bronze Medalist Scotty Lago from the USA, and riders from Japan, Norway, Sweden and Finland. For a full list of qualified riders and more event info, go to “

The Aava Hotel in Whistler as the official event hotel partner for the 2011 Billabong Ante Up event. To book accommodation for the event please go to For information about the hotel, visit “

Guests can watch the action by purchasing a Whistler Blackcomb PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience sightseeing ticket from guest relations or any ticket window. Discounted tickets are available through the event website at “ All 2010 Whistler Blackcomb Seasons Pass holders get free access, with 2010 Edge card holders accessing the event for 50% off.

For all inquiries, please contact Ashley Turnbull: