The Nanshan Open began as a grass roots backyard-style snowboard competition 15 years ago, and 2017 sees it return to it’s roots. The Nanshan Open was the first snowboard competition held in China, it’s first incarnation featuring just a handful of riders shredding together with a case of beer as the top prize.
Eventually maturing into an international level event with big prize money and big names attending, the fame and glory isn’t for everyone, and #15 sees the competition escape those pressures in place of a more relaxed regional level event. Sponsored by event organiser Marco Huang’s brand JBMC and presented by local restauranteur and snowboard legend Alan Wong and supported by the Nanshan Mellow Park sponsors Union, Nitro, Shred Volcom and Demon, this step back allows those involved to relax more, some to compete in the event as they once did, and of course bring back the classic ‘Muwu’ after party tradition! Gan-bei!
15th JBMC Nanshan Open (World Snowboard Tour Regional Level) presented by Alan Wong – Saturday, 7th of January 2017
Slopestyle. Open Event. Each rider (female and male) will have two runs; best single run counts. The top 8 will progress into the afternoon’s super finals for two runs each, best counts.
1st = JBMC gear, HATSUNE food voucher, Beer / WST points
2nd = JBMC gear, HATSUNE food voucher, Beer / WST points
3rd = JBMC gear, HATSUNE food voucher, Beer / WST points
4th-8th = Beer / WST points
as well as prizes by our Nanshan Mellow Park sponsors Union, Nitro, Shred, Demon and Volcom
Speaker: Eric Zhu (PRC)
Judges: Huang Marco (PRC), Alan Wong (USA), Steve Zdarsky (AUT)
on site board tuning by Longge
Medical fitness support by TAB
09:00 – 10:30 Sign up / Training
10:30 – 12:30 Qualification first and second run
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break and park maintenance
13:30 – 14:15 Warm up and Super Finals (top 8 riders, 2 runs, best counts)
14:30 Prize giving ceremony
18:00 Muwu Afterparty
Slopestyle (choose your line): Judges will be looking at
• Execution, including take off, maneuver control, landing, style
• Technical Nature
A little history…
It began over a decade ago as the ‘Nanshan Open’, when a small group of friends threw the first snowboard competition ever held on Chinese soil with just a handful of riders and a case of beer as the top prize. As the contest has evolved and grew the following years, it earned global recognition in 2007 as a 3Star stop on the World Snowboard Tour. The Nanshan Open has ‘leveled up’ since then to International Level status, and is now the largest slopestyle competition in Asia on the World Snowboard Tour.
The event has hosted a who’s-who of up-and-coming riders, including numerous Olympians, Transworld’s ‘Rookie of the Year’ Austin Smith, female superstars Hana Beaman and Leanne Pelosi, along with the Isenseven, Nitro RoadWarriors and Pirate Movie Productions film crews. Past winners of the event include Billtoft Ludvig (2016)Mons Roisland (2015), Mathias Weissenbacher (2014), Jeremy Thompson (2013), Juuso Laivisto (2012 and 2010), Janne Korpi (2011) Freddy Austbo (2009), Jakob Wilhelmson (2008) and Hampus Mosesson (2007), with a ‘guest judge’ line-up equally impressive including Travis Parker, Michi Albin, Ingemar Backman and Scotty Wittlake.
What the riders say…
“The Nanshan Open in China was amazing. From the moment we arrived in Beijing we
were taken care of so well. Amazing dinners every night, nice hotels and we got to do lots of touristy stuff… The comp was fun too, definitely one of my better snowboarding experiences” – Nick Brown, 2010
“It was for me the best competition of the season, really good time – whole week, good crowd, crazy parties… and I won!” – Mathias Weissenbacher, 2014
“Absolute best time ever! I hope I can come to this competition every year for the rest of my life…” – Ian Thorley, 2013, 2014
“Going to China was awesome. I broke my nose, split it open, jacked my ankle up, but I had a great time. It was a super rad experience.” – Hana Beaman, 2013