Snowboarders hit Falls Creek slopes in Stylewars

COMPLEX snowboarding and skiing tricks were the order of the day as competitors registered for the Australian Slopestyle Championships at Falls Creek yesterday.

Conditions were perfect for yesterday’s practice day with international and local competitors to go head-to-head over the next three days.

Stylewars draws some of the world’s best riders to compete at Falls Creek for a prize pool of $20,000.

Slopestyle snowboarding began as an Olympic event for the first time at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February.

The competitors at Stylewars include Australian snowboarder and Olympian Scotty James and Australian freestyle skier and Olympian Russ Henshaw.