The biggest aerial spectacle in winter sports just wrapped at a brand-new venue in China! Monster Energy congratulates its team of ski and snowboard athletes on a strong performance at the 2019 Air + Style Beijing FIS Snowboard World Cup. Inside the freshly inaugurated Big Air venue in Shougang Industrial Park, Monster Energy athletes claimed three podium spots across freeski and snowboard competitions.
In the high-energy Men’s Snowboard Big Air final, 25-year-old Max Parrot from Bromont, Canada, stoked the crowd (and judges) with a winning air show. Parrot claimed the top spot in a close head-to-head battle against his Monster Energy teammate, 25-year-old Sven Thorgren from Stockholm, Sweden, who took home second place. The Women’s Ski Big Air final saw 21-year-old Giulia Tanno from Lenzerheide, Switzerland, claim a strong second-place finish in the World Cup event sanctioned by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Air + Style started in 1994 as an invite-only snowboard competition in Innsbruck, Austria, focused on big aerial stunts. Over the years, the stadium event featuring the world’s most talented freestyle snowboarders has grown into a global series that blends live music, action sports, art, and culture. Since 2010, Beijing has been a steady stop on the Air + Style circuit and ranks as a FIS Snowboard World Cup competition since 2017’s edition at the Beijing Workers’ Stadium.
This year marked a special moment in Air + Style Beijing history, as the world’s best freestyle skiers and snowboarders, competed on the brand-new Shougang Park Big Air ramp. Situated in a fully redeveloped industrial park on the western outskirts of China’s capital city, the facility will become a permanent fixture for China’s snowsports scene and official venue in the 2022 Winter Olympics.