Australia’s most watched skiing and snowboarding big-air competition of 2009, The Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under Event, will return to the slopes of Thredbo in 2010 with the first stage, the “Audition”, which launched last week. Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to capture and submit online their best ‘one-hit’, before the 20th of August for their chance to compete in the finals.

Dubbed as “the event to watch in 2010”, the One Hit Wonder crew will judge each video audition with finalists invited to compete on one of the biggest custom built jumps in Australia at Thredbo from the 14th to 18th of September.

Event Director Tim Myers follows Andy Lloyd. Photo: Timothy Lloyd

“The Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under showcases Australian snowsports on an international stage, and in 2010 spectators should expect nothing short of an insane jaw-dropping feast for the senses,” says Event Director, Tim Myers. “This event brings out the best in local riders and is a great way to highlight the skills of our upcoming athletes as well as progress the sport in Australia.”

A virtual grandstand, made up of anyone connected to the Internet, will decide on the winners by voting for their favorite big-air trick on http://www.onehitwonderevent.com. The public have three weeks to vote which one skier and one snowboarder will be crowned 2010 Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under Champion. By voting, consumers go into the draw to win the ‘Ultimate Winter Package’. This includes an all-expenses-paid holiday to Niseko Japan for two valued at $6,200, thanks to Deep Powder Tours Ski Holidays, plus a complete Salomon Sports ski and snowboard equipment package valued at $3,800.

Bine Zalohar. Photo: Ben Hansen

2009 One Hit Wonder people’s choice skier, Bine Zalohar said, “I came to Australia to work as a ski instructor and heard from my friends that there was a big event going down at the end of the season. On the final day of jumping I landed my money trick and the people voted for me.”

The 2010 total prize pool for competitors is valued at $10,000. As well as the publicly voted champions, the final athletes will vote amongst themselves at the end of the week to decide the most impressive peer performance, which will be awarded at the Thredbo Village after party on the 18th of September.

Tim Myers follows Johnny Lipzker & Jordan Houghton. Photo: Timothy Lloyd

To audition for The Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under Event, riders must either email a downloadable high-quality video link (such as yousendit.com) to auditions@onehitwonderevent.com or upload it to vimeo.com themselves and email the link to auditions@onehitwonderevent.com by August 20th, 2010.

Audition Now from One Hit Wonder Event on Vimeo.


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