Recent Snowboarding News
Walking into the Bird’s Nest Stadium, the Olympic legacy lingers and the energy from the greatness these walls have witnessed echoes throughout the arena as 24 of the world’s top snowboarders file in for the 2012 Oakley and Shaun White present Air + Style Beijing 2012.
Tonight the Oakley and Shaun White present Air + Style Beijing competitors gathered in the world renowned Bird’s Nest Stadium for the Rider’s Draw. Anxiously awaiting their fate, riders picked names one by one to determine the line up from tomorrow’s opening round.
From the hustle and bustle of Beijing the Chinese countryside offers a stark contrast with fields that extend uninterrupted out to the horizon. It’s an hour-long bus ride from the city out to Huai Bei when suddenly, hidden in the otherwise brown hillside, appears the Haui Bei International Ski Resort. Complete with three chair lifts and a custom Oakley Snow Park, the resort is one of the oldest ski resorts in Beijing and host of the 2012 Oakley Rookie Challenge.