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Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
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Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Snowboarders Set to Converge On Whistler Blackomb For 2011 Billabong Ante Up On Canada Day (26-Jun-11)

Rider list includes two Canadians ranked in the top 3 of the TTR World Snowboard Tour

Billabong Ante Up, presented by Von Zipper is just over a week away, and athletes from across the world are set to descend on the still snowy slopes of Whistler Mountain on Canada Day, July 1st, 2011. Canadian Hip Hop star K-OS has been confirmed to play DJ sets at this year’s event.

Billabong Ante Up is a 5star TTR World Snowboard Tour event, and the marquee kick-off event for the 2011-2012 TTR World Snowboard Tour. Additionally, Billabong Ante Up is also the qualifying event for the 6 Star Billabong Innsbruck Air and Style event in February 2012.

With riders from Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, USA, and Canada all scheduled to compete, there are two Canadians that lead the way into the 2011-12 TTR World Snowboard Tour season.
Mark McMorris and Sebastien (Toots) Toutant are both currently holding down top 3 ratings on the TTR World Tour Slopestyle rankings. McMorris is currently ranked 2nd in the TTR standings, with Toutant in 3rd place. Both riders competed in last year’s event, with McMorris placing 3rd, and Toutant winning the inaugural event.

"I'm stoked to return to Billabong Ante Up for another year. It’s a really fun contest that I did well last time, and Whistler is definitely one of the best places on earth," comments Toutant, on returning to defend his title.

Also scheduled to compete are Scotty Lago (USA), Chas Guldemond (USA), Gjermund Braaten (Germany), Seppe Smits (Belgium), Roope Tonteri (Finland), Sage Kotsenburg and others. For a full list, visit www.billabong.com/anteup and look under the ‘Riders’ tab.

K-OS will be playing DJ sets at the following scheduled times:
- 2:30pm- After snowboarding qualifying ends
- 4:00pm- Immediately following event finals
- 4:45pm- Immediately following event awards

For more information on K-OS, visit www.k-osmusic.com .

To watch the Billabong Ante Up event live, guests can purchase a PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience ticket, or use their Seasons Pass (free access) or EDGE Card (50% off) to access the mountain. For full event information (including discounted event day tickets), visit www.billabong.com/anteup .

Those who aren’t able to attend the event can watch live through the live online webcast, also available at www.billabong.com/anteup . The webcast will be live July 1st, 2011 from 1-5pm PST.

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