Whilst having abundant snow helped it is the fertile minds of the Falls Creek-based tram that's produced some remarkable features such as a Cut Out Gap Jump, several 50- 65 feet jumps and rail options that will test the skills of the competitors in this year's Stylewars - part of the Australian Slopestyle Championships and an integral component of the prestigious World Snowboard Tour.
Cameron, head terrain park builder, spent many, many hours behind-the-scenes creating a technical course for the annual influx of world-class riders.
Cameron said: "The riders are appreciating the biggest line of jumps ever in one line for an event of this stature. The snow conditions are ideal and I'm pleased with what is the best looking Stylewars set up we have offered the heavy hitters in the snowboarding world."
"The two-day event has evolved whilst it has been hosted in the Castle Terrain Park at Falls Creek. It is now a more technical format to be in line with the requirements of the World Snowboard Tour organisation."
Mother nature not only provided lots of snow for the event it also turned on super blue sky days - the best weather conditions Stylewars has seen in years. All of the two day's spectacular riding has been captured on camera - via overhead chopper, remote control helicopter, phantoms cameras and static angle cameras plotted all over the course. The bottom line is Falls Creek's award-winning Castle Terrain Park will get priceless exposure world-wide!
The talented euros led by defending Stylewars Grandmaster from Sweden, Tor Lundstrom, will guarantee a positive outcome amongst the boarding fraternity. This is a just reward for the enormous effort by the Falls Creek park builders. It will enhance the resort's reputation as freeride friendly and the appearance of the top riders encourage younger Australian boarders to follow them in the quest for recognition from their peers.
Overall, the level of riding was exceptional with a fast-paced non-stop showcase of doubles, 10s and 12s. Impressed Head Judge and former US Open Halfpipe Champion Guillaume Morriset said, "Today was the best standard of snowboarding seen at an Australian competition this year."
Tor threw down several fantastic runs over the two-hour jam session format to defend his title, including a mind-blowing set consisting of a front 10 to back 12. He said, Antoine stomped a switch back double cork 1080, earning him the men's Carlton Dry 30 (best trick) of the day. Aussie Biba Turnbull won the women's Carlton Dry 30 with a stylish frontside 3 stalefish.
The fight for the 2012 Grandmaster title will be tight. All the riders are pushing their limits, vying for their share of the $20,000 prize pool on today's final day of slopestyle competition.
It concludes with a 28 Steps rail-style jam in the Village Bowl on Wednesday night.