Monster Energy congratulates two of its leading female Big Air snow sports athletes on strong podium finishes in Atlanta, Georgia, this weekend. Supported by Monster Energy as a Founding Premium Partner, the Visa Big Air competition showcased spectacular snowboard and freeski aerial tricks on a massive snow jump inside SunTrust Park stadium.
In front of a live crowd of over several thousand spectators and TV audiences across the globe, 15-year-old Japanese snowboard phenomenon Kokomo Murase took home second place in the competitive Women’s Snowboard Big Air final on Friday.
In Saturday’s Women’s Ski Big Air final, 21-year-old Giulia Tanno from Lenzerheide, Switzerland, claimed a strong second place finish against the freeski world elite in the third official event of the 2019/20 Big Air World Cup season sanction by the International Ski Federation (FIS). This marks her fourth medal since her Ski Big Air silver medal at X Games Norway in August.
Made possible through a partnership between the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball team and official governing body U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Visa Big Air transformed SunTrust Park stadium into a snow sports mecca. The center of the action was a 15-story jump structure comprised of around 30,000 pieces of steel and covered in 800 tons of artificial snow during the two-day event. Riders dropped in from the top of the scaffold structure to hit a snow jump, covering a distance of over 70 feet at speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
With the world’s best aerial experts gunning for the top spots – including several Olympic medalists – here’s how the action unfolded inside the home of the Atlanta Braves this weekend: